Editors’ Notes Part string quartet, part radio play, part sound installation, Laurie Anderson and Kronos Quartet’s Landfall takes us on a journey through the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, which battered the Caribbean and the mainland United States in October 2012. Anderson is a thoughtful sound artist, blending electronic and acoustic music with voice narration to tell her tale of loss and destruction. Poignant moments include “Thunder Continues in the Aftermath,” a haunting echo of the departing storm with stunning digital effects, and the vivid, spine-tingling “Helicopters Hang Over Downtown.” The simple, narrated “Everything Is Floating” transforms tragedy into unexpected beauty.

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CNN Predicts a Monster Storm
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3:19
 
Wind Whistles Through the Dark City
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1:58
 
The Water Rises
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2:43
 
Our Street Is a Black River
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1:20
 
Galaxies
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1:06
 
Darkness Falls
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1:55
 
Dreams
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4:01
 
Dreams Translated
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0:50
 
The Dark Side
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1:10
 
Built You a Mountain
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2:16
 
The Electricity Goes out and We Move to a Hotel
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3:03
 
We Learn to Speak yet Another Language
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3:00
 
Dawn of the World
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2:22
 
The Wind Lifted the Boats and Left Them on the Highway
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2:40
 
It Twisted the Street Signs
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1:13
 
Then It Receded
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0:52
 
The Nineteen Stars of Heaven
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2:43
 
Nothing Left but Their Names
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9:38
 
All the Extinct Animals
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2:50
 
Galaxies II
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0:53
 
Never What You Think It Will Be
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1:11
 
Thunder Continues in the Aftermath
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1:54
 
We Blame Each Other for Losing the Way
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0:41
 
Another Long Evening
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1:56
 
Riding Bicycles Through the Muddy Streets
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2:36
 
Helicopters Hang Over Downtown
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2:15
 
We Head Out
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1:49
 
Everything Is Floating
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1:59
 
Gongs and Bells Sing
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2:32
 
Old Motors and Helicopters
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2:49
 

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