Kaki King: Modern Yesterdays
“a sumptuous feast for the senses, a dizzying display of sound and vision”
—The Boston Globe
Considered one of the most unique and influential guitarists of our time, Kaki King continues to deconstruct and redefine the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. Her now-signature multi-media performance, both provocative and moving, uses projection mapping to present the guitar as a tool that can shape both music and video content, all triggered (and often improvised live) via her Ovation Adamas Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar, customized specifically for her multimedia performance. Art, Sound, and Motion will be on full display in this stunning display of music and video.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Kaki King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and her diverse range in different genres. Over the past 10 years, the Brooklyn-based artist has released six extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, and performed with such icons as Foo Fighters and Timbaland. From 2015 to 2019, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body was Kaki King’s most prolific touring project and adventurous album — a provocative and beautiful piece that directly projects visual art onto her guitar — which, throughout the course of the piece, becomes her ontological tabula rasa. She has touched audiences worldwide in innumerable world tours, playing venues and festivals as diverse as Sydney Opera House, North Sea Jazz Fest, the Krannert Center, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, the Ferst Center For The Arts, MASS MoCA, Kennedy Center, MOMA, North Sea Jazz Fest, Vancouver Folk Fest, Singapore’s Mosaic Festival, Japan’s Fuji Rock festival, the Festival of Arts & Ideas, and more.
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