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Bang on a Can: Kaki King at The Jewish Museum
July 20, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm| $12 - $18
Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum's 2017-18 concert season, which will focus on pioneering female artists, begins with a performance featuring the distinctive and exceptional indie-guitarist Kaki King.
Kaki King's performance takes place alongside the Jewish Museum's current exhibition, Florine Stettheimer: Painting Poetry, the first major U.S. exhibition in over 20 years focused on the modernist painter, designer, and poet. Much like Florine Stettheimer, who created her own universe through her unique sensibilities and playful imagery, Kaki King, who is hailed by Rolling Stone as "a genre unto herself," uses extended techniques to create her own musical universe outside the mainstream.
When & where
Thursday July 20, 2017 @ 7:30pm
Jewish Museum, 1109 Fifth Avenue
Tickets $18 / $15 students and seniors / $12 Jewish Museum and Bang on a Can List Members
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.