Laurie Anderson is an enigma; composer, violinist, performance artist, former government employee (NASA's first "Artist in Residence). Ms. Anderson's latest work, The End of the Moon will be performed live at The Shedd Concert Hall in a decidedly low tech reaction to contemporary American culture. The solo work features music for violin and electronics along with stories and songs that are anecdotal, wide ranging, and epic. The piece draws on Ms. Anderson's recent research and travels; part travelogue, part personal theories, history, and dreams. The End of the Moon looks at the relationships between war, esthetics, spirituality and consumerism, and Ms. Anderson says of the work, "I find that the best way to look at our culture these days is not through a multi-media show, but with the simpler and sharper tools of words."