Multifaceted artist, born in Chicago (USA), in June 1947. Established in New York, serving as Professor of sculpture and art history and its first face to the public was done in 1973. It is part of the circle of artists and musicians composed by talents such as Brian Eno, David Byrne and Philip Glass. Her performances included MIME, music, writings, films and effects of light and sound. His only commercial success obtain it with "O Superman", single released in 1982, on the independent label One Ten. The issue is one of the of longer duration that have come down to number two on the British charts (eight minutes), for two weeks, and that without the support of a record company's marketing campaign. Interested in the work of the voice and electronic music, Laurie Anderson and his teams have brought great innovations in the musical vanguard. The multitude of discs published along the eighties and their role in theatrical performances, films and audiovisual reports strengthen it among the great masters of the "sampler". Cult singer, has collaborated with many artists and taken part in memorable live performances in extraordinary performances by its mixture of projections, lights, sound, sculpture, or mimo.
In 1984, he/she published United States, quintuple album which includes one of his presentations, and published in 1986, Home Of The Brave, which includes collaborations with the writer William S. Burroughs. Anderson continues to work, although as always, in multiple directions, carefree of the commercial interests of the music industry. Throughout his career he/she has shared his work with many important artists as Peter Gabriel, Chris Spedding or Bobby McFerrin, published Bright Red Tightrope, edited by Warner Brothers in 1994, produced by Brian Eno, and collaborations of the own Eno and Lou Reed, among others. Chicago artist published in 1995 The Ugly One With The Jewels And Other Stories, cd that includes stories told with a musical background.
Life on a String appeared in 2001, at the time that changed imprint of Warner to Nonesuch Records, a subsidiary of the group. In that year he/she recorded an audio book of the novel The Body Artisit, by Don de Lillo. In the last six months out of tour and record their concerts, published the following year in format double CD, with the name Live in New York. In 2003, Anderson is named first and only resident artist of NASA, which inspired their piece of The End of the Moon performance. In 2004 he/she was part of the team that created the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, and in 2005 set up a series of themed shows, and composed a piece for Expo 2005 in Japan. He/She collaborated with the choreographer Trisha Brown and filmmaker Agnieszka Wojtowicz-Vosloo in the multimedia project O Zlozony/O Composite for the Paris Opera ballet.
On April 12, 2008, he/she married the artist Lou Reed.