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Cal Performances' Zellerbach Hall
Bancroft Way and Telegraph Avenue Berkeley, CA 94720
510-642-9988
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Laurie Anderson's "Delusion"
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2 reviews
0 stars
attended May 07 2010

We'd attended another Laurie Anderson performance a decade
ago, with which we were fairly mesmerized. The large projected
images, voice synthesizers, and penetratingly beautiful music,
from a device of Anderson's making - the effect was...continued

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85 stars
attended May 07 2010

Laurie Anderson's multi-media performances are always extraordinary and this was no exception. A series of commentaries and meditations, the last segment, about the death of her mother, was most affecting. The music encore she played with a...continued

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13 stars
attended May 07 2010

I have not seen Laurie Anderson in years. Well worth the wait. thought I would hear some of her older stuff, like Sharky, But was not dissapointed at all. Her story telling and music is out there, just go with it. Not a "sing along " concert. A...continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“A wizard behind a curtain, without the curtain.” —_The New York Times _
“Smart, funny, emotionally engaging, and flat-out beautiful—in short, everything you’d expect from an artist of Anderson’s stature and reputation.” —straight.com

Description

At the heart of this new multimedia work from brilliant storyteller Laurie Anderson is the pleasure of language. Conceived as a series of short mystery plays and inspired by the breadth of Balzac, Ozu, and Laurence Sterne, Delusion bridges the everyday and the mythic, evoking a world filled with nuns, elves, golems, rotting forests, ghost ships, archaeologists, dead relatives, and unmanned tankers.

Employing a series of altered voices and imaginary guests, Anderson combines her signature violin pieces, electronic puppetry, music, and visuals, with the poetic language that has become her trademark to tell a complex story about longing, memory, and identity. The work comes to Zellerbach Hall following its debut at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games.