Special Events
 

Sunday, November 12, 1978

$3.50 General, $2 Hallwalls Members

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Co-sponsored/co-presented by:
Hallwalls and the New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts in conjunction with Fiction Diction

HALLWALLS PERFORMANCE BENEFIT

Presented at:
Artists Committee Gallery

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Benefit for Hallwalls featuring in-person presentations by: Constance DeJong (reading from SCIENCES a novel in progress as a reading held in conjunction with Fiction Diction); and Laurie Anderson (performing SUSPENDED SENTENCES, a piece involving language, electronics, and images) [Note: Video documentation of SUSPENDED SENTENCES is in the Hallwalls archive at the Poetry Collection, a special collecton of the State University of New York at Buffalo Libraries. The analog videos have been preserved and digitized for access.]

"1. Like a Stream (music, text, & drawings by Laurie Anderson, 25 minutes), excerpt from Suspended Sentences, a benefit performance for Hallwalls, November 12, 1978.

"On a crisp Sunday afternoon in fall of 1978 at 30 Essex Street, Laurie Anderson and Constance DeJong performed separately on a double bill as a benefit for Hallwalls, which in its organizational lifetime was only about a month short of four years old. Laurie's multimedia half of the program had the overall title of Suspended Sentences, and concluded with a performance by herself and "local" musicians of an ensemble composition, Like a Stream, for which she composed both music and text. Besides Laurie herself on "tape bow violin," the players (all but one of whom also spoke her texts of various lengths) were Tony Conrad and Steina Vasulka (violins), Biff Henrich and David Kulik (guitars), Gary Nickard (electric bass), and Jon Burris(recorder).…To the best of our knowledge this is the earliest, still extant video documentation of any Laurie Anderson performance anywhere."


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