When Laurie Anderson spent two days with us at the Writers House in 2003, I interviewed her and moderated her discussion with others. This morning we release the segmented edition of the audio recording of that session, dividing the whole into topical parts. Here is the list of topical segments, and here is the link to our Anderson Writers House Fellows page, where you can also find links to video recordings of Laurie's performance and also of the discussion session (in RealVideo format).
1. introduction by Al Filreis (3:19) 2. on the Nerve Bible and the body (4:06) 3. on the autobiographical nature of the Nerve Bible (1:57) 4. on time and responsibility (4:34) 5. on ending but not concluding performances (2:28) 6. on performing Statue of Liberty at the 2001 Town Hall performance (8:20) 7. on starting out as an artist and being in a commune (7:49) 8. on technology and media (8:57) 9. on Puppet Motel (2:52) 10. Anderson's favorite contemporary poets (6:37) 11. on the impossibility of technology being sensually subtle (6:27) 12. on Melville's bible and Songs and Stories from Moby Dick (8:33) 13. on whether or not people are getting better (3:51)