Kaki King
Rolling Stone Magazine's only Female "Guitar God"
Performance Dates
Tuesday, October 24, 2017 7:30pm at Centennial Hall

“New Guitar God”  Rolling Stone

“I’ve never seen anything like it... a sumptuous feast for the senses, a dizzying display of sound and vision by a guitarist already renowned for her innovation...
I repeat: Do not miss this." – Boston Globe

In her latest show, THE NECK IS A BRIDGE TO THE BODY, Kaki King  fuses the ancient tradition of working with one's hands with digital technology, projection-mapping imagery onto her guitar in her groundbreaking multimedia work "The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body." Using her guitar's neck like a keyboard, she plays an intricate melody as she takes the audience on a musical journey of light and sound. She calls it "guitar as paintbrush."  

Hailed by Rolling Stone magazine as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Over the past ten years, the Brooklyn-based artist has released six extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums and performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and the Mountain Goats. She has also contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks, including the Golden Globe–nominated work on Sean Penn’s Into the Wild, and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours. In addition to her own solo work, King sometimes performs accompanied by the string quartet ETHEL, based in New York City. She also recently premiered a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang at Carnegie Hall.


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