Performance by Kaki King
Thursday, July 20, 2017
The William Petschek Family Music Program
Join us for a performance by the distinctive and exceptional indie-guitarist Kaki King. Much like Florine Stettheimer, who created her own individual universe through her unique sensibilities and playful imagery as demonstrated in the exhibition Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, King uses extended techniques to create her own musical universe outside the mainstream. Watch Kaki King perform "The Surface Changes" from her most recent groundbreaking show, "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body."
About the Performer
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 8 albums over the past 13 years, performed multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and Sean Penn's “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. Her latest work, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body,” is King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. In addition to her own solo work, King has collaborated with NYC-based string quartet ETHEL, and has performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang. In April 2017, Kaki will record her first full-length album with symphony orchestra, commissioned by the Berklee College of Music.