UNITED STATES V will be a multi media work compromised of stories, images, music, innovative electronics, and social media. It will be rooted in the present but will incorporate sections of Parts 1 - 4 as flashbacks. USV will engage the personal and the political in unique ways. Weather, war, and digitization will be looked at through filters and trancelike narrative that express themselves through disembodied voices, ghosts, forests, ways of experiencing time, the space program, bio extinction, innovation, and the history of Iron Mountain the digital storage company. By incorporating documentary images and studio footage into a lush visual environment, Laurie Anderson will create a dream world that includes the imaginary as well as the most current news. The innovative orchestration creating the sound world of USV will include several other musicians and instruments that span both analog and digital realms.
Two (2) evenings with no intermission, estimated 95 minutes each
Laurie Anderson plus 4 guest musicians
Summer 2016 to be confirmed
90,000 USD + hotel for two performances 150,000 USD plus hotel for four performances. *travel and international freight included for North America but to be confirmed for presentations abroad.
Five (5) Co-Commissioning Partners at 75,000 USD/each to complete the development & technical rehearsals for the 2 year project plan set at 750,000 USD.