KEN NORDINE: VIDEO FOR THE EAR celebrates Chicago’s oldest hipster and original beatnik. Musical and performance artist Laurie Anderson provides narration for the production. Nordine used the original musical instrument—his voice—and was best known for his series of “Word Jazz” albums and syndicated radio shows on National Public Radio (NPR). His deep, resonant voice has been featured on SESAME STREET, in Levis commercials and in movie trailers. His past collaborators include Fred Astaire, Grateful Dead, Tom Waits and David Bowie.