Laurie Anderson: Big Science

I was thinking about how Philip Glass soundtracks and time lapse films of New York City traffic have become so intertwined that we think of that being the sound of NYC even though nobody knew Minimal Music before 1986’s film Koyanisquatsi…

(and TV people went on to even put Philip Glassish music over HISTORIC films of New York, kinda retro-dating Minimal Music itself…)

…and that brought me to Laurie Anderson, who used Minimal Music concepts in her great album Big Science. Together with Farfisa church organ sounds. My favorite piece of the Album:

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