Anderson, Laurie

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Anderson, Laurie Gender: F
Laura Phillips Anderson
born on 5 June 1947 at 04:30 (= 04:30 AM )
Place Glen Ellyn, Illinois, 41n53, 88w04
Timezone CST h6w (is standard time)
Data source
Rectified from approx. time
Rodden Rating C
Collector: Scholfield
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_gemcol.18.gif 13°55' s_mo.18.gif s_capcol.18.gif 01°48 Asc.s_gemcol.18.gif 15°41'

Laurie Anderson
photo: Bert Hollestelle Original uploader was Bert56 at nl.wikipedi, license gfdl


American experimental performance artist, composer and musician who plays violin and keyboards and sings in a variety of experimental music and art rock styles.

Initially trained as a sculptor, Anderson did her first performance-art piece in the late 1960s. Throughout the 1970s, Anderson did a variety of different performance-art activities. She became widely known outside the art world in 1981 when her single "O Superman" reached number two on the UK pop charts. She also starred in and directed the 1986 concert film Home of the Brave.

Anderson is a pioneer in electronic music and has invented several devices that she has used in her recordings and performance art shows. In 1977, she created a tape-bow violin that uses recorded magnetic tape on the bow instead of horsehair and a magnetic tape head in the bridge. In the late 1990s, she developed a talking stick, a six-foot-long baton-like MIDI controller that can access and replicate sounds.

Anderson started dating Lou Reed in 1992, and was married to the singer-songwriter and guitarist from 2008 until his death on October 27, 2013.

Link to Wikipedia biography


  • associate relationship with Burroughs, William (born 5 February 1914). Notes: creative partnership
  • associate relationship with Eno, Brian (born 15 May 1948). Notes: creative partnership
  • associate relationship with Gabriel, Peter (born 13 February 1950). Notes: creative partnership
  • associate relationship with Jarre, Jean-Michel (born 24 August 1948). Notes: creative partnership
  • spouse relationship with Reed, Lou (born 2 March 1942). Notes: 2008-2013


Source Notes

Sy Scholfield calculates a chart with mid-Gemini rising based on a quote by Anderson in "Laurie Anderson, Dal Vivo" by Laurie Anderson and Germano Celant (Fondazione Prada, 1998): "Another interesting parallel regarding the double is that my sign is Gemini, which is the sign of "the twins," but I'm a triple Gemini, because of my time of birth and my ascending sign."


  • Vocation : Entertainment : Live Stage (performance artist)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Composer/ Arranger
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Instrumentalist (violin and keyboards)
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Vocalist/ Pop, Rock, etc.
  • Vocation : Entertain/Music : Other Entertain/Music (inventor of musical instruments)