Laurie Anderson & Ethel

From New Sounds Live at Merkin Hall recorded in late February 2004, Laurie Anderson performs new works for voice, violin, and keyboard. Hear her dry and witty streams of thought storytelling wend their way over alternately pulsing and thunderous keyboard programming, interspersed with violin interludes. Plus, the string quartet Ethel performs works by either John King or Todd Reynolds, and a breathtakingly melting work by Phil Kline.

PROGRAM # 2259, From New Sounds Live at Merkin Hall (First aired on Wed., 3/10/04)






Live, Merkin Hall, 2/26/04

Marcello Zarvos: Memory [6:00]
Todd Reynolds: The Solution [4:00]

This recording not available, but the piece appears on Ethel's self-titled CD, Ethel's site:

Laurie Anderson

Live, Merkin Hall, 2/26/04

Work In Progress [17:00]

This recording not commercially available. Numerous other records are available at better stores and at* Laurie Anderson's website is:


Live, Merkin Hall, 2/26/04

Phil Kline: The Blue Room [5:30]
March [5:00]

See above.

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