Laurie Anderson plays music, talks about Moby Dick in London

Top American experimental musician broadcasts from a south London roof.

03.04.12

Words by: Anthony Walker

Laurie Anderson, one of the most renowned experimental composers and performers of our time, has spent some time at A Room for London – a boat perched on the Queen Elizabeth Hall at the Southbank Centre.

Her residency has a nautical theme, with the talk ranging from an interview with pirate radio pioneer Gordon Mack about the important rise of underground transmissions to Melville’s Moby Dick, and is linked together by Anderson’s own compositions.

Catch the whole thing over at the Guardian.