Born in Cecilia, Louisiana, Mr. Landry has performed his solo saxophone works in major venues in the USA, Canada, Europe, Russia, Cuba, Haiti, South America, India, Taiwan and Japan. Besides his solo work, Mr. Landry has performed and collaborated with other composers, musicians, artists, theatre directors and choreographers including, Philip Glass, Laurie Anderson, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Talking Heads, Robert Plant, Robert Wilson, Keith Sonnier, Richard Serra, Chuck Close, Lawrence Weiner, Robert Rauschenberg, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Trisha Brown. His return to Lafayette, Louisiana has him performing with the All Star Legendary Swamp Pop group, Lil Band o’ Gold and the Creole Reggae group, True Man Posse.
Mr. Landry worked with theatre director Robert Wilson as music director/performer/composer on “1433” “The Grand Voyage,” a music theater work inspired by the story of Admiral Zheng. He that had its World Premiere at National Theater of Taiwan in Taipei and starred Chinese opera diva Mei-Yun Tang and U Theatre Director Chih-Chung Huang with costumes by Tim Yip. Mr. Landry also worked with Robert Wilson on a production of Jean Genet’s play “The Blacks”in Paris at the Odeon Theater.
His “Mass for Pentecost Sunday,” a commission by Dominique De Menil for the opening of the Menil Collection in Houston, Texas premiered at the Rothko Chapel in 1986. Most recently a collection of his artist photographs titled “Dickie Landry's” NYC 1969-1979” were exhibited at Salomon Contemporary in conjunction with a solo concert at the Guggenheim Museum. A retrospective of his work was shown at the University Art Museum at Laramie, Wyoming and also at the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
Mr. Landry’s paintings, videos, photographs and drawings have been shown in galleries and museums around the world. Most notably, at Leo Castelli Gallery, Whitney Museum, LosAngeles County Museum, San Francisco Museum of Art and the Brazil Biennale. Landry is represented by Fort Gansevoort, New York.
University of Louisiana, Lafayette
2016 Highway, Fort Gansevoort, NY 2015 Dickie Landry, University of Wyoming, WY
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 FORTY, MoMA PS1, NY
Solo Concerts: 1972-Present United States, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, France, Spain, Italy, England, Netherlands, Belgium, Yugoslavia, Canada, Mexico, Russia, Cuba, Haiti, Brail, India, japan, Taiwan 2014 Robert Wilson, The Blacks 2012 Guggenheim Museum 2010 Robert Wilson, 1433 2007 Robert Plant, Going Home, Tribute CD to fats Domino 2006 True Man Posse, Creole Reggae 2004/2014 Lil Band O’ Gold, Swamp Pop 2003 Bob Dylan, New Orleans Jazz Festival 1991 Robert Wilson, Grace for Grace 1986 Paul Simon, Graceland, Gold and Platinum Record 1984 Laurie Anderson, Home of the Brave - Heartbreak Tour & Film 1983 Talking Heads, Speaking in Tongues, Gold Record 1976 Robert Wilson, Einstein on the Beach 1969-1981 Philip Glass, Ensemble
2010 Lil Band O’ Gold 2007 Goin’ Home, Robert Plant/Lil Band O’ Gold, Fats Domino Tribute Solo 2003 Creole Reggae, with True Man Posse Frigg A Go Go, with Frigg 2002 Lil Band O’ Gold, with Warren Storm, C.C. Adcock, and Steve Reily 1987 Safety in Numbers, with David van Teighem 1986 Causal Gods, with Jerry Harrison Graceland, with Paul Simon 1984 These Things Happen, with David van Teighem Innocent, with Peter Gordon Home of the Brave, with Laurie Anderson 1983 Speaking in Tongues, with talking Heads 1977 Fifteen Saxophones 1976 Einstein on the Beach, with Philip Glass 1975 North Star, with Philip Glass Music in Fifths, with Philip Glass 1974 Music in Twelve Parts (Parts 1 & 2), with Philip Glass Having Been Built On Sand, with Lawrence Weiner 1973 Four Cuts Placed In 1972 Solos 1971 Similar Motion, with Philip Glass 1970 Music with Changing Parts, with Philip Glass
1992 Blue Dog, CD, John Dubois (Cajun) 1991 Zydeco on the Bayou, CD, terrance Simien & the mallet Playboys (Zydeco) 1978 Tribute to the Blues, Carnegie Hall with Clifton Chenier, John Lee Hooker, Lighting Hopkins, Honeyboy Edwards, Big Mama Thorton, and Lighting Slim
Home of the Brave, Laurie Anderson, Director The Big Easy, Jim McBride, Director Four Cuts Placed In, Lawrence Weiner, Director A First Quarter, Lawrence Weiner, Director Office Baroque, Gordon Matta-Clark New Orleans Mon Amour, Michael Almereyda, Director Slow Pan For Bob, Chuck Close
(Distributed by Video Data Bank, Chicago Institute of the Arts) 1,2,3,4 Quad Suite Sax One Divided Alto
1999 Voix Sacrèes du Monde (Sacred Music Festival), Lausanne, Switzerland ROCI (Rauschenberg Overseas Cultural Interchange), performed as a soloist with the exhibition tour of the works of Robert Rauschenberg: Rufino Tamayo Museum, Mexico City, Mexico Tretyakov Gallery, Moscow, Russia Museo National de Bellas Artes, Havana, Cuba Castillo de la Fuerza, Havana, Cuba Casa de las Americas, Havana, Cuba National Gallery, Washington D.C. Astral Convertible, Trisha Brown Dance Company/Sets Robert Rauschenberg sets. Premiered City Center, New York City and the Montpellier Dance Festival, France 1998 New Music Festival, Madrid, Spain 1989 Yale School of Sacred Music New Haven, CT Sao Bento Cathedral, Sao Paulo, Brazil 1988 New Music America Festival, Miami, Florida Abbey de Slyvannes Cameras, France 1987 Premier, Rothko Chapel, Houston, Texas Mass for Pentecost Sunday, Dominique de Ménil & Ménil Foundation Commission for the Inaugural opening of the Ménil Collection, Houston, Texas.
Astral Convertible, Trisha Brown Dance Company/Sets Robert Rauschenberg Trialogue, Barbara case T.V. Love, Jane Comfort Dance Company Light of the Body, Deborah Hay
AWARDS & RECOGNITION
2018 Louisiana Music Hall of Fame Induction
1992 Indo-US. Sub commission Travel Grant 1989 Meet the Composer 1986 Gold & Multi-Platinum Sales Award Record 1983 Gold Sales Award Record 1978-79 National Endowment for the Arts Composer Fellowship 1975-1976 National Endowment for the Arts Video Fellowship
RESIDENCIES Master Artist, Atlantic Center for the Arts, New Smyrna Beach, Florida Composer in Residence, The Center for the Arts, Florida Master Artist, Memphis Academy of the Arts, Memphis, Tennessee The Retreat, Ahmedabad, India.
2018 Hinson, Ashley. “Guitar Greats take Vermilionville Thursday”, New Orleans Magazine, September 14. Spera, Keith. "Paul Simon at the Smoothie King Center: still creating after all these years", The New Orleans Advocate, September 5.
Fuselier, Herman. “Dickie Landry enters La. Music Hall of Fame”, Daily Advertiser, August 3.
2016 Smith, Roberta. “Galleries Shift Shape to Survive in a changing Art World”, New York Times, June 23.
Kinsella, Eileen. “Music Legend Dickie Landry Has His First Solo Painting Show at Fort Gansevoort”, Artnet, June 1.
2014 Denholm, Tabitha. “Dickie Landry: New York Stories”, Nowness, January 8.
Cross, Dominick. “A Musician’s Eye: Dickie Landry Unveils Ohotos at University Art Museum”, The Advertiser, January.
2012 “Dickie Landry on Radio Nation”, Daily Planet, July.
Kordoski, Kyra. “In Conversation with Dickie Landry”, WhiteHot Magazine, April.
Egan, David. “That Damn Dickie Landry”, theind, April.
Kordoski, Kyra. “Dickie Landry: SOLO @ Guggenheim”, WhiteHot Magazine, March.
Battaglia, Andy. “A Gadabout’s Homecoming”, The Wall Street Journal,
Russeth, Andrew. “Playing the Museum: Dickie Landry Plays Solo Saxophone for John Chamberlain”, The New York Observer, March 30.
2011 Allen, Clifford. “Encore: Dickie Landry”, The New York City Jazz Record, No. 112, pp. 10, August.
2008 Bookhardt, D. Eric. “Cottage Industry”, Best of New Orleans, May 13.
2000 Strauss, Neil. “THE POP LIFE; Mixing It Up In Louisiana”, New York Times, May 11.