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Lucky Dragons
lampo performance series
Nov 22, 2014 (8pm)

Please RSVP

Los Angeles-based collaborative Lucky Dragons will premiere "RSVP Partita," a performance created for the Graham Foundation and Lampo that treats Lawrence and Anna Halprin's RSVP Cycles and their workshop-based approach to the creative processes, developed in the late 1960’s, as a musical form. Presented in conjunction with the Graham’s current exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, this new work interweaves score, performance, and evaluation to create an iterative suite for instrumentalists, software, and group conversation.


Lucky Dragons is a collaboration between artists Sarah Rara (b. 1983, Livingston, NJ) and Luke Fischbeck (b. 1978, San Francisco, CA), who have been exploring the nuances of sound as a participatory medium for nearly fourteen 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, MOCA, and the Hammer Museum in 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-1950s; this incident sparked international outcry, spontaneously generating the worldwide anti-nuclear movement.


This performance is presented in partnership with Lampo. Founded in 1997, Lampo is a non-profit organization for experimental music, sound art, and intermedia projects. Visit

Please note: RSVP is required. Event entry is on a first-come, first-serve basis, and seating is limited, so please plan to arrive early. Doors open at 7:30PM.

For more information on the exhibition, Experiments in Environment: The Halprin Workshops, 1966-1971, click here.