Guggenheim Presents SOLO by Dickie Landry for Chamberlain Retrospective

GUGGENHEIM PRESENTS SOLO BY SAXOPHONIST DICKIE LANDRY ON THE OCCASION OF THE JOHN CHAMBERLAIN RETROSPECTIVE


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(New York, NY – March 8, 2012) — Louisiana-born saxophonist, artist, and composer Dickie Landry will perform one of his legendary site-specific SOLO concerts in tribute to the late artist John Chamberlain at the Guggenheim Museum on Monday, March 26, 2012. In honor of Chamberlain, a jazz enthusiast who took up the saxophone at age 74, SOLO is presented in conjunction with the current Guggenheim retrospective John Chamberlain: Choices, on view through May 13.

In his 60-minute performance in the museum rotunda, Landry will play the tenor saxophone to explore the textures and abstract layers of sound within Frank Lloyd Wright's iconic architecture. There will be no seating, and the audience is encouraged to move around freely throughout all levels of the John Chamberlain: Choices exhibition during the performance.

The performance will take place at 8 pm. Tickets are $30, $25 for members, and $10 for students under 25 with valid ID. For tickets, visit guggenheim.org/publicprograms or call the Box Office at 212 423 3587.

SOLO is organized by Charles Fabius, Consulting Producer, Guggenheim Museum.

This program is generously supported by The Peter Jay Sharp Foundation. John Chamberlain: Choices is supported by the Henry Luce Foundation and the Terra Foundation for American Art. The Leadership Committee for John Chamberlain: Choices, chaired by Larry Gagosian, is gratefully acknowledged.

About Dickie Landry
Dickie Landry was a founding member of the original group that formed the Philip Glass Ensemble in 1969 and performed with the Ensemble through 1981, including the opera Einstein on the Beach by Glass and Robert Wilson. He has collaborated with the Talking Heads, Laurie Anderson, Bob Dylan, Keith Sonnier, and Paul Simon, among many others. Landry started his SOLO performances in 1972, often in gallery and museum settings, including the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam, the National Gallery in Washington, D.C., and the Museo Tamayo in Mexico City. Landry was commissioned by Dominique de Menil to compose a Mass for the Rothko Chapel for the inauguration of the Menil Collection, Houston (1986), and he frequently performed at Robert Rauschenberg's exhibition openings. In the theater, his collaborations include work with Trisha Brown (Astral Convertible, 1989) and Robert Wilson (1433, 2010). Landry has made many seminal recordings and sound tracks, and his photographs, drawings, videos, and paintings have been included in exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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March 8, 2012

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Lauren Van Natten, Associate Director, Media and Public Relations
Samantha Weiss, Media and Public Relations Associate
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
212 423 3840
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