Laurie Anderson / Fenway Bergamot
For much of her career Laurie Anderson used voice modification to deepen her singing voice to the masculine register for an effect she called “audio drag.” The lower voice is often used as a character in Anderson’s work, what she’s called the “voice of authority.” The alter ego, which Anderson portrays in a mustache and exaggerated eyebrows, was named Fenway Bergamot at the suggestion of her husband, Lou Reed. —Jeff Royer
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