Laurie Anderson presents an incredible drone-based sonic experience utilizing a number of historic guitars from her late husband Lou Reed's collection. This installation, curated by Reed's former guitar technician Stewart Hurwood, places the instruments in an arrangement against a group of amplifiers so that their tuned feedback creates an enveloping drone of harmonics that shifts and changes depending on the audience’s location within the space of the Cathedral. Further, the Cathedral’s natural 8-second echo will add immeasurably to the profound Doppler effect the audience experiences as they move around the space.

This event is presented in conjunction with The Value of Sanctuary: Building a House Without Walls.

Photo credit: Da Ping Luo