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.
Guillermo Brown presents his project at the 2016 Creative Capital Retreat
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.