Eye Candy (26)

By: Peggy Nelson
February 11, 2020

Earlier this winter, the incomparable Ryuichi Sakamoto sent out a call on Twitter for 15-second field recordings of the syllable “hā” from which he would compose a piece honoring Laurie Anderson. This being the sort of call that Eye Candy cannot resist, we immediately sent in some hā’s; which was hā-rder than it sounds. The composition premiered on February 3rd at Joe’s Pub in New York’s Public Theater, at a Gala celebrating Anderson’s life and work.

Without further ado, feast your ears on this deconstructed, crowd-sourced, 21st-century O Superman:


Ryuichi Sakamoto: website, twitter, ha sound piece
Laurie Anderson: website, O Superman