Laurie Anderson

Creatively Speaking
1:28 pm
Mon May 20, 2013

Creativity Forged From A Hurricane's Destruction

Artist Laurie Anderson with the Kronos Quartet

The New York City artist community was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy, which destroyed many works by current painters and sculptors. When the performance artist and composer Laurie Anderson peered into her basement, she saw her personal archive - decades of papers, prop,s and important artistic keepsakes  - floating.

So Anderson decided, as The Philadelphia Inquirer's David Patrick Stearns now reports, to create a piece about it with the Kronos Quartet titled Landfall.