An experimental performance artist and occasional inventor, as well as an avant-garde musicianresponsible for one of
theoddest singles ever to appear in the higher reaches of the UK singles chart,Laurie Anderson's career has seen her work
withfigures ranging from Bobby McFerrin to William S.Boroughs, back to Jean Michel Jarre and Lou Reed. Her 1981 album
BigScience, which became apop success after the support of John Peel, is acknowledged as an enduring cult classic.