Laurie Anderson’s new radio show, Party in the Bardo: Conversations with Laurie Anderson , premiered on WESU Middletown 88.1FM at 4am ET on June 5, 2020—her birthday—followed by an encore broadcast at 4pm ET. It is also available to stream via WESU for two weeks following the initial broadcast; you can listen again here. The episodes begins this way:
“Since the early ‘80s, I’ve dreamed of … having a radio show in the middle of the night” said Anderson. “When time slows down, where the lines between sleeping and waking, between dreams and reality, are getting blurred, and when people’s defenses drop away, and logic just seems to be very limiting.”
Who is Laurie Anderson?
Laurie Anderson is one of America’s most renowned—and daring—creative pioneers. Her work, which encompasses music, visual art, poetry, film, and photography, has challenged and delighted audiences around the world for more than 30 years.