V.21 No.37 | 9/13/2012
A Question of Scale
Laurie Anderson’s shrunk her setup and grown her soundThough "Dirtday!" was initially intended to be an instrumental work, lyrics started creeping in—then a narrative, then a flood of them. "It's a long shaggy dog of a story that goes between politics, economics, dreamscapes, theories, personal stories, and it's glued together by this weird violin."