One of the premier performance artists in the world, Laurie Anderson has consistently intrigued, entertained, and challenged audiences with her multimedia presentations. Anderson’s artistic career has cast her in roles as visual artist, composer, poet, photographer, filmmaker, ventriloquist, electronics whiz, vocalist, and instrumentalist. O Superman launched her recording career and she subsequently released Big Science , the first of her seven albums for Warner Brothers. Other records include Mister Heartbreak , United States Live, Strange Angels, Bright Red, and the soundtrack for her feature film Home of the Brave. In 2001, she released her first record for Nonesuch Records titled Life on a String followed by the May 2002 release of Live at Town Hall. Anderson has toured the world with shows ranging from simple spoken word to elaborate multimedia events. Major works include United States I-V (1983), Empty Places (1990), The Nerve Bible (1995), and Songs and Stories for Moby Dick (1999). She has published six books and recently published Laurie Anderson by RoseLee Goldberg (Abrams 2000), a retrospective of her visual work. She recently presented a retrospective of her work at Musée d’Art Contemporain in Lyon “The Record of the Time: Sound in the work of Laurie Anderson” that will travel to European museums through 2005. Anderson has created music for films by Wim Wenders and Jonathan Demme; dance works by Bill T. Jones, Trisha Brown, Molissa Fenley; and a score for Robert LePage’s theater production, Far Side of the Moon. Recent awards include a citation from Women In Music and the 2002 Otto Award for political theater.