Program #633

This "From the Vaults" show is from the New Sounds Live concert series, which originally aired on March 14, 1991 and featured live performances from the stage at Merkin Hall. Hear from Laurie Anderson, in a spellbinding performance recorded days after the outbreak of the Persian Gulf War in 1990. The conflict weighing heavily on her mind, she touches on her frustrating journey back from Europe, control, unequal pay for women, and many more musical harangues in her work "Some Love Songs". Plus, composer and pianist Blue Gene Tyranny performs a solo piano piece from the audio -storyboard `The Driver's Son', a work for voice, orchestra and interactive electronics.

PROGRAM #633 From the New Sounds Live Concerts at Merkin Hall (Original Airdate: 03/14/1991)





"Blue" Gene Tyranny


"Refrain IV" from the Audio Storyboard `The Driver's Son' [13:00]

Tyranny's CD's are available from Lovely Music, Info about him at

Laurie Anderson


"Beautiful Red Dress" [11:00]
"The Voice of Authority" monologue [9:00]
"Hiawatha" [13:00]

Anderson's albums, "Big Science," "Mr. Heartache," "Home of the Brave," and "United States" (4-CD set) are all on Warner Bros. and are available readily in most stores, often in pop/rock or electronic music sections.

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