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KAKI KING RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS

| 9 May 2018 | Reply

KAKI KING RETURNS TO AUSTRALIA FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS

TOURING HER INNOVATIVE MULTIMEDIA PERFORMANCE WORK THE NECK IS A BRIDGE TO THE BODY IN AN AUSTRALIAN FIRST

It’s been five long years since the brilliant American composer and guitarist KAKI KING has graced Australian shores. Now she is returning – in August 2018, with headline performances around the nation and with a stunning new live show – The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body.

Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body is Kaki King at her visionary best: deconstructing and redefining the role of the solo instrumental artist through virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination and curiosity, and a boundless humanity.

“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

This ground-breaking new multi-media performance uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other. Luminous visions of genesis and death, textures and skins, are cast onto an Ovation Adamas 1581-KK Kaki King Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar customized specifically for this production.

“More than anything the process of creating this music has proven to me once again that the guitar really does the speaking, and I’m just the interpreter.” –Kaki King

The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body was produced in collaboration with Glowing Pictures (best known for their work with such artists as Animal Collective, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Beastie Boys, and TV On The Radio). An album of the same name, featuring the soundtrack from the show, is also available on Spotify, iTunes, and most music retailers and streaming services.

“In her near-13-year career that’s seen six studio albums and a Golden-Globe nomination for best original score, King has earned critical acclaim for the way she combines unusual tunings, complex fingerstyle picking, and slap bass techniques to create soundscapes that range from instrumental acoustic work to high-voltage rock songs using her guitar in an entirely new way: as a projection screen.”- THE ATLANTIC

“It’s a beautiful thing when two entirely different art forms fit so well together that the boundaries between vision and sound, hand and ear, line and note, begin to blur. We’re feeling that particular kind of synesthesia…” – HUFFINGTON POST

It’s been a long time coming for Australian fans – but one thing is certain – Kaki King live is worth the wait.

Kaki King: THE NECK IS A BRIDGE TO THE BODY tour dates

Fri 10 August – Sydney Guitar Festival NSW
Sat 11 August – Adelaide Guitar Festival SA
Sun 12 August – Rosemount Hotel WA
Mon 13 August – Melbourne Recital Centre VIC * with Marc Ribot
Thu 16 August – Byron Bay Theatre NSW
Fri 17 August – Brisbane QLD (details soon)
Sat 18 August – Blue Mountains Theatre NSW
Sun 19 August – Lizotte’s Newcastle NSW

MORE ABOUT KAKI KING

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. From her beginnings busking in the NYC subway King has gone on to release 9 albums over the past 14 years to much critical acclaim, attracting the attention of some of the world’s finest musicians and performers and generating a cult-like following from rock, guitar and classical audiences alike.

King has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious American arts centres, including the Kennedy Centre, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. Kaki 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.

In addition to her solo work, King has collaborated with the acclaimed NYC-based string quartet Ethel, performed at Carnegie Hall, premiering a classical piece commissioned by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang, and has also performed with the likes of The Foo Fighters, Timbaland & The Mountain Goats. King also recorded her first full-length album with a symphony orchestra (Kaki King: Live @Berklee), commissioned by Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 2017.

Shane

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