Lucky Dragons

The Graham Foundation

Madlener House
4 West Burton Place
Chicago, Illinois 60610

Los Angeles-based collaborative duo Lucky Dragons premiere RSVP Partita, a new performance for Lampo that treats Lawrence and Anna Halprin’s late 60’s workshop-based approach to creative processes as a musical form—folding score, performance and evaluation together into an iterative suite for instrumentalists, software and group conversation. Here, they are joined by Adam Vida (percussion) and Katherine Young (bassoon).

A collaboration between artists Sarah Rara (b.1983, Livingston, N.J.) and Luke Fischbeck (b.1978, San Francisco, Calif.), Lucky Dragons have been exploring the nuances of sound as a participatory medium for close to 14 years through recordings, performance, software design, workshops, and installations. Their work has been presented in a wide variety of contexts, including the Whitney Museum of American Art (as part of the 2008 Whitney Biennial), the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Walker Art Center, London’s Institute for Contemporary Art, MOMA/PS1 and the Kitchen in New York, REDCAT, LACMA and the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles, MOCA Los Angeles, the 54th Venice Biennale, and the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, among others. The name “Lucky Dragons” is borrowed from a fishing vessel caught in the fallout from H-bomb tests in the mid-1950′s; an incident which sparked international outcry, spontaneously generating the worldwide anti-nuclear movement.

Presented in partnership with the Graham Foundation