Debuts “Hababout” via Relix Magazine
from Kaki King Live at Berklee feat. Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra
Out This Friday 9/22 – Preorder Here
Album Release Party Includes Orchestra Performance October 5 @ Littlefield in NYC
Additional Fall Tour Dates Include Her Latest Multimedia Work, “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body”
Watch + Share “Hababout”
“Kaki King has jaw-dropping technical chops…as lyrical and elegant as anything in the classical guitar repertoire.” – WNYC’s Soundcheck
Days away from the release of Kaki King’s first new album in over two years, the renowned guitarist is debuting another track recorded live at Berklee. “Hababout”, streaming exclusively via Relix, is the only previously unreleased track on the album, written specifically for this live performance. Explains Kaki, “This track was my first time writing something just for woodwinds, trumpet, and guitar…It was written as a kind of lullaby for my daughter who says ‘hababout’ instead of ‘howabout.’”
The full album is available for preorder now, and will be available everywhere this Friday!
Kaki King Live at Berklee, available September 22, was recorded live at the Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston in April of 2017, and features King performing new arrangements of her solo guitar compositions, reimagined with the addition of strings and woodwinds. King, Tom Hagerman of Devotchka, and Berklee students Takuma Matsui and Shereen Cheong wrote the arrangements specifically for the recording.The Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra is a 12-piece ensemble composed of Berklee students and faculty, conducted by student Gabriela Sofia Gomez Estevez.
BirnCORE, the Berklee Internet Radio Network’s (BIRN) record label, gives students at the college the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of operating an independent record label. Kaki King Live at Berklee is the label’s first release to feature Berklee students and faculty collaborating with a visiting artist. King visited campus several times last spring to rehearse with the ensemble, culminating with the live performance and recording.
Kaki is also heading out for a variety of tour dates this fall, many of which will feature her groundbreaking multimedia show, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body.” Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body” uses projection mapping to present the guitar as an ontological tabula rasa in a creation myth unlike any other, where 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.
Experience a taste of “The Neck is a Bridge” to the Body HERE
“a shockingly gifted, stunningly complex performer who’s just slightly out of place in too simple a setting.” – LA Times
“Watching Kaki King perform is like seeing guitar-playing for the first time… The effect is of sculpting rather than of playing music.” – NY Mag
“bare, powerful, and propulsive.” – KUTX Austin
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. She has performed on every continent over the course of 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.
DON’T MISS KAKI KING ON TOUR THIS FALL:
9/21 – Hopewell, NJ – Hopewell Theater
10/5 – Brooklyn, NY – Littlefield +
10/12 – Nevada City, CA – Miners Foundry Cultural Center *
10/13 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts *
10/14 – Portland, OR – Dolores Winningstad Theatre
10/15 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door
10/20 – Berkeley, CA – Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse *
10/21 – Carlsbad, CA – Museum of Making Music *
10/22 – Cottonwood, AZ – Old Town Center for the Arts *
10/24 – Tucson, AZ – Centennial Hall *
11/7 – Crawfordsville, IN – Wabash College *1/20 – Aliso Viejo, CA – Soka Performing Arts Center *3/10 – Atlanta, GA – Robert Fest Center for the Arts *
* = Performance of “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body”
+ = Album Release Show
Kaki King Live at Berklee Tracklist
1. Tune Up
2. So Much for So Little
5. Doing the Wrong Thing
7. Night After Sidewalk
8. Skimming the Fractured surface to a Place of Endless Light
9. The Surface Changes