Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Playlist for December 5th, 2007

Laurie Anderson Homeland Tour
Sydney Opera House, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22nd of October 2007

Taper's notes:

I enjoyed the shows very much and I'm very glad I went to both nights. This show really grows on me with every time of hearing it again.

Laurie was also very well received in Sydney, I think she's got a very dedicated circle of fans here.

This was the second night of Laurie Anderson's Homeland at the Sydney Opera House.
The Sydney Opera House has 2 major performance venues, the Concert Hall in the left wing (looking from the side of the staircase) and the slightly smaller Opera Theatre in the right wing. Normally all concerts are performed in the Concert Hall, but these 2 shows
were performed in the Opera Theatre, which apparently has better acoustics than the Concert Hall.

Recorded from the 6th row, close to the right speaker stack with Churchsound Cardioid Microphone System STC-9000

Laurie Anderson words and music, vocals, one of a kind violin/viola, keyboards and samples
Eyvind Kang (viola)
Jamshied Sharifi (keyboards)
Skuli Sverrisson (bass, guitars)

01. The Lark
02. Why Do People Hate Us
03. Transitory Life
04. Only An Expert
05. Maybe If I Fall
06. Short Fall
07. Tuvan Loop
08. The Underwear Gods
09. Out Of The Heart
10. Calling Them Up
11. Perfect
12. Pictures And Things (Male Voice)
13. Bodies In Motion
14. Sky Flying Birds
15. Lost Art Of Conversation
16. No Man's Land
17 Let X=X It Tango

Artist info at
Fan forum at
Sydney Opera House info at

The Flexible Orchestra
Homeland will be performed in various musical configurations. Recently I have been working with various small ensembles and this has made me value the flexibility of musical arrangements. As a consequence I am writing Homeland so it can be performed by various small ensembles which may change throughout various parts of a tour. In addition the piece can be expanded to include additional string and vocal sections such as Chirgilchin the Tuvan group I?m currently working with.
In many ways Homeland will be an addendum to the eight hour work I completed in 1983, United States. This is a work I have looked forward to for a very long time."

Pink Floyd -Set The Controls For the Heart of the Sun - Saucerful of Secrets (EMI)
Building the Cathedral (Wrath Racasan) - Whispers & Light - Building the Cathedral
Sunburned Hand of the Man - Let Us Take Higher - Closer to the Bone
John Oswald - Way - Plunderphonic (Fony)
Can - Unfinished - Landed (Spoon)

Remember, on Wednesday, December 19, 2007, I'll be having my annual Frank Zappa Birthday Special. Live tracks, interviews, and more!

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