Improvisational and incantatory, this immersive performance will feature Laurie Anderson and her string ensemble, Greg Cohen, Eyvind Kang and Rubin Kodheli, and percussionist Shahzad Ismaily, alongside New Zealand musicians including Horomona Horo.
As well as Laurie’s own writing, The Calling takes text from Rebel in the Soul: An Ancient Egyptian Dialogue Between a Man and His Destiny—a translation of a 4000-year-old discourse between a person and their soul, which speaks to us with intriguing relevance for today.
The Calling is dedicated to the spirit of Laurie’s niece Thea Anderson, who taught dance in New Zealand and lost her life here in a car accident on her 25th birthday.
Make a night of it and experience Stewart Hurwood’s guitar feedback installation Lou Reed Drones also at the Lower Hutt Events Centre.
By: Laurie Anderson, Greg Cohen, Eyvind Kang, Rubin Kodheli, Horomona Horo and Shahzad Ismaily
Thanks to Wellington Amenities Trust.