Brighton Festival 2020Public booking opens: Wed 19 Feb, 9am

Laurie Anderson

Renowned for her inventive use of technology - from her 1981 hit O Superman to her appointment as NASA’s first artist-in-residence - Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most daring creative pioneers. Her eclectic, multidisciplinary career has spanned the worlds of art, theatre and experimental music and has seen her create works as a writer, director, visual artist and vocalist.

See More from Series
Past Festivals
More from Laurie Anderson

Past Event

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson, Nik Bärtsch & Eivind Aarset

Song Conversation

Brighton Festival Exclusive

Three top musicians join together to tell their lives through scores and ask ‘what is a song?’

Join Brighton Festival Guest Director Laurie Anderson in what she calls her ‘most perfect collaboration’ with fellow musician-composers, pianist Nik Bärtsch and guitarist Eivind Aarset, for this second installation of Song Conversation, an alluring exchange of songs and traditions.

Transgressive icon Laurie Anderson proved with worldwide hit ‘O Superman’ that pop and advanced art performance need not be mutually exclusive. Zurich-based Nik Bärtsch is a pianist, composer and producer who works both as a solo artist and a member of groups Mobile and internationally highly successful project Ronin. Eivind Aarset is a guitarist of diverse orientations, who worked with both Ray Charles and Nils Petter Molvær.

This musical adventure is both a crossroads and finish line for three unique artist’s journeys. Performed only once before at Ludwigsburg Festival in Germany, join us for this exclusive UK premiere and Guest Director's highlight of the 2016 Brighton Festival.

Contemporary Music
Tue 17 May, 7.30pm (doors 6.45pm)
£10, £15, £18.50, £22.50,
Under 26s £15, Festival standby £10

Joint ticket with Slideshow:
£15, £22.50, £30, £37.50,
Under 26s £22.50

There is a £2 per order charge. Additional postage charges (50p or £1.50) apply