Laurie Anderson Residency Announced for NCH

Laurie Anderson

Laurie Anderson Residency Announced for NCH

Residency will comprise three new performances titled 'The Language of the Future'.

The National Concert Hall has announced that American avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson will undertake a one-off residency at the venue in May 2017.

The residency, titled The Language of the Future, comprises three new and exclusive performances (13, 14 and 15 May 2017) as part of the NCH Perspectives Series for 2016/2017. The series also sees performances from the Wayne Shorter Quartet (22 November 2016) and mandolinist Chris Thile with his interpretations of Bach Sonatas and Partitas (21 March 2017).

Anderson’s The Language of The Future is the latest chapter in her exploration of the American narrative. Commenting on the residency, she said: 

Being at least a quarter Irish – and who really knows how much more? – I have always felt at home in Dublin. It’s the only city I know where everyone uses the language as an art form. And I mean starting with the taxi driver who picks you up at the airport. We begin the language dance. The put on, the shaggy dog, the put upon. Heaven.

Anderson was NASA’s first artist-in-residence and recently released the soundtrack to her first feature film in almost 30 years, Heart of a Dog, which reflects on the death of her husband Lou Reed, her mother, her beloved dog and diverse subjects as family memories, surveillance and Buddhist teachings.

Tickets for the Anderson performances are on sale from 22 July. For more, visit

Published on 18 July 2016

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