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Laurie Anderson: Home of the Brave

Kazimier Garden

1 March 2015 · 7:30pm

Kazimier Garden, 30-32 Seel Street Liverpool L1 4JJ · Get directions

Organised by: kinokoncerto

Certificate: U

Format: Laserdisc

Kino Koncerto is a series of concert film screenings on the Mezzanine in the Kazimier Garden.

Arguably the most influential performance artist of the 1980s, Laurie Anderson is best known for her art-pop crossover single ‘O Superman’ (you’ll know its breathy, emotionally charged robot vocal), a surprise number 2 hit in the UK in 1981 that thrust Laurie’s experimental, cross-discipline approach to music into the mainstream limelight.

‘Home of the Brave’ was filmed in New Jersey in 1985 and is a great companion piece to the beloved Talking Heads concert film ‘Stop Making Sense’. There are similarities between the two — theatrical production values, the incorporation of new technology, a healthy sense of humour, the blending of high-brow and low-brow — but Anderson’s film is more concisely the genius vision of one person.

Part pop concert, part spoken word show, part surreal musical theatre, ‘Home of the Brave’ features collaborations with pioneering “electronic guitarist” Adrian Belew and godfather of beat poetry William S. Burroughs.

A lost classic of the concert film world, previously consigned to the Laser Disc bin of history, ‘Home of the Brave’ is a must see — especially for those interested in experimental music, theatre, and interdisciplinary artforms!

Donation entry of £2, if you please.

Capacity is 30 persons maximum, so first come – first watch!

The Mezzanine is an intimate, log fire-heated indoor setting.

Entry is via The Garden, 30 Seel Street, Liverpool.

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Sunday 8th March — Tom Waits ‘Big Time’ — another lost classic!

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