Laurie Anderson used the Eventide the H8000FW on her new album, Homeland (Nonesuch), and incorporated the sounds into performances on her recent European and U.S. tour.Little Ferry, NJ, (November 27, 2007)–Artist Laurie Anderson has applied the Eventide H8000FW digital effects processor on her new album, Homeland (Nonesuch), and incorporated the sounds into performances on her recent European and U.S. tour. Recognized worldwide as a groundbreaking visionary in the use of technology in the arts, Anderson has also been a longtime collaborator with Eventide.
“Eventide has carved out a place for itself as a designer of unique, high-quality effects that all kinds of artists can use,” Anderson said. “I’ve been a friend of the company and an admirer of its sounds since 1978. I’ve owned every Eventide processor since the H910 and I have many duplicates of each model, as well. I love using the H8000FW both on tour and in the studio.”
“There is little praise that has not already been heaped on Laurie Anderson, but it is not nearly enough,” noted Ray Maxwell, Eventide vice president of sales and marketing. “As a person, an artist, a representative of the artistic community, she has consistently shown us that there are no barriers to creative expression. If Eventide has contributed in just one small way to her remarkable work, then our mission is very much on track.”
Laurie Anderson was recently named the winner of the 2007 Dorothy and Lillian Gish Prize. She will receive about $300,000 and a silver medal in ceremonies at the Hudson Theater on Nov. 13. Previous recipients include Ornette Coleman, Bill T. Jones, Lloyd Richards, Arthur Miller, Isabel Allende, Bob Dylan, Ingmar Bergman and Frank Gehry.