Guillermo E. Brown
Los Angeles, CA
Guillermo E. Brown pushes music performance to new heights through one-man theater pieces, sound installations, and musical collaborations. Brown splits his time as a solo performer, under the moniker Pegasus Warning, and as a drummer for bands like Reggie Watts’ KAREN on the Late Late Show with James Corden, and other free jazz ensembles. Works like his Creative Capital project, an evening-length performance Bee Boy demonstrate his expertise in various disciplines, combining experimental musical performance together with a sense of political urgency.
As Pegasus Warning, Brown has released albums such as Try So Hard, and Soul at the Hands of the Machine. As a one-man theater piece, and sound installation artist, his works have been performed at The Kitchen, Harlem Stage, and Luna Stage. He is part of supergroup BiLLLL$, collaborative trio Thiefs, and Vijay Iyer and Mike Ladd’s Holding It Down. He was Adjunct Professor at NYU’s Clive Davis Department of Recorded Music and Gallatin School, and Artist-In-Residence at Pacific Northwest College of Art.
Guillermo E. Brown pushes music performance to new heights through one-man theater pieces, sound installations, and musical collaborations.Artist Bio
Bee Boy uses Alexander Pushkin’s poem turned Rimsky-Korsakov opera, The Tale of Tsar Saltan, as a jumping off point—a story, at its core, of transformation and forgiveness. These human superpowers are parts of the keys to brainstorming solutions for the issues Bee Boy responds to: the survival of our ecosystems and the rights of humans to live safely and freely without being gunned down in the street. Conceived as an evening-length, experimental music performance, Bee Boy is slowed down and chopped up, along with new text, sounds and images, to reveal a story ripped from our lives.