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Joy Guidry: 'AMEN'

Friday, October 27, 2023 from 6 PM to 8 PM
Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla
$15 - $20

Join us for a live performance by bassoonist Joy Guidry of new work AMEN. Entry will be located at the ocean-facing side of the Museum (650 Coast Boulevard South). Galleries will be closed.

“…the interdisciplinary artist pulls together spoken-word pieces with quivering electronic soundscapes, freeform woodwind blasts, and rich rhythmic spirals. It’s an intense, vulnerable work that demands equally thoughtful attention and engagement." –Allison Hussey, Pitchfork

Radical self-love, compassion, laughter, and the drive to amplify Black artmakers and noisemakers comprise the core of bassoonist and composer Joy Guidry’s work. Their performances have been hailed by The San Diego Tribune as “lyrical and haunting…hair-raising and unsettling.” Joy was born in 1995 in Houston, Texas, into a creative family that played a big part in who they’ve become today. A versatile improviser and a composer of experimental, daring new works that embody a deep love of storytelling, Joy’s music channels their inner child in honor of their ancestors and predecessors. In addition, Joy seeks to support, hire, and promote Black artists in every aspect of their practice.

No cell phone usage during the show

Trigger Warning:
- Very loud sounds
- Intense language

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Event Supported By

The Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego

Artist Group Info

Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego: La Jolla

700 Prospect Street
La Jolla, California 92037

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