Laurie Anderson, Music of Remembrance

Laurie Anderson

Arguably the most revered performance artist in the United States, Anderson is not beyond humbling herself in pursuit of the notions fueling her expansively experimental work. The musings that produced 2002's Happiness even led her to take a temporary job at McDonald's. Her latest, the low-tech The End of the Moon, sent her out on contemplative walks in locations as far away as Sri Lanka, pondering the question, "Who taught you what beauty is?" It's been over two decades since her pioneering United States, but it's a good bet that Anderson, NASA's first artist-in- residence, found answers capable of surprising the most jaded of theatergoers. Moore Theatre, 1932 Second Ave., 206-292-ARTS. $25-$45. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 8-Tues. Nov. 9. STEVE WIECKING

Music of Remembrance

Paul Schoenfield's Camp Songs, a Music of Remembrance commission, was honored with a Pulitzer Prize nomination in 2003. MOR is reviving the work with a new English translation of the original Polish text by Sachsenhausen internee Aleksander Kulisiewicz, making its seething bitterness and startling black humor even more apparent. The word "edgy" gets thrown around a lot, but Kulisiewicz's verses might truly make you squirm. Also on the program, music by Erwin Schulhoff and other Holocaust exiles and victims. KING-FM's Gigi Yellen talks to Schoenfield (pictured) at 6:45 p.m. Benaroya Recital Hall, Third and Union, 206-365-7770. $25. 7:30 p.m. Mon. Nov. 8. GAVIN BORCHERT

 
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