e x a m p le #22
by pieces of moments
Well, now that things have settled down I can finally reveal to you something I’ve been hinting at: I very recently had the pleasure and honor of meeting and interviewing the eponymous musician and performance artist Laurie Anderson (who was also NASA’s first and only artist-in-residence!). Meeting artists of her caliber is something like visiting someone from another dimension in the best possible sense. You get to step outside of your usual time and space for a moment and perceive the world in a whole new way. Good stuff. She is absolutely genuinely kind and generous. It’s always such a treat to find out someone you’ve admired for so long is actually just a really nice person at heart.
Laurie was in Chicago to receive the Note of Excellence Award from Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras. She is an alumna of the group from her high school days growing up as a violin student from Glen Ellyn, IL. I attended the Symphony Orchestra’s concert at Chicago’s Orchestra Hall and snapped a few pictures of life backstage at the home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.
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It was also great to see this (see below) on the cork board down by the dressing rooms at the CSO. Lovely to see one of the world’s top orchestras reach out to assist another great orchestra that’s fighting for financial security. Bravo, CSO.