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1

Which NY Avant Garde scene artist was considered to be experimental and controvertial?

Laurie Anderson.

2

Give examples of techniques used by Laurie Anderson.

Tape delay, looping, amplification, sampling.

3

Laurie Anderson felt that she had to make a ___ with the audience.

Contract.

4

Laurie Anderson attempted to engage her audience, and attempted to change the minds of audience members. She also used ___ text paired with ___.

Straightforward, images.

5

What are the two inventions by Laurie Anderson discussed in class?

Headphone table and voice filter.

6

What is a headphone table?

Conducted vibration through arms into the head.

7

What is a voice filter?

A filter that can deepen voice and access a more masculine register.

8

When Laurie Anderson lowered her register to a more masculine one, it is called ___ ___.

Audio drag.

9

The resulting character created by a deepening voice filter was referred to as...

"the voice of authority" or "the voice of conscience".

10

What is the Laurie Anderson composition studied in class?

"O Superman".

11

What did "O Superman" portray?

Planes and arms, weapons and arms. Distorted images of family. Superstition from Anderson's personal life. All under a harmless facade of abstract lyrics.

12

"O Superman" has been described as a "hynotic mix of pulsating voice loops, ___ lead vocals, Farfsa and Casio keyboards, flutes, and sax".

Vocoderized.

13

What are the commonalities between "O Superman" and Foster The People's "Pumped Up Kicks".

Both songs convey subversive lyrics, both use voice filters to convey other identities.

14

What are the three identities within the song "Pumped Up Kicks"?

1. Male, other, narrator.
2. Male, other, Robert.
3. Children, male and female, singing in support of Robert.