Modern Yesterdays Kaki King
- Kaki King (b. 1979):
- 1Default Shell03:32
- 2Can't Touch This or That or You or My Face04:08
- 5Rhythmic Tiny Sand Ball Patterns04:22
- 6Puzzle Me-You04:26
- 7Final State04:33
- 9Sanitized, Alone04:19
- 10Sei sei03:54
- 11Forms of Light and Death (Arr. Ú. Hansson)04:43
Info for Modern Yesterdays
Internationally renowned composer and guitarist Kaki King is thrilled to release “Teek”, her first single from her upcoming album, Modern Yesterdays, set for release October 23 on Cantaloupe Music. The album -- Kaki’s 10th, and her first new studio album in 5 years -- was co-produced by Kaki, Chloe Alexandra Thompson, and Arjan Miranda with sound design by Chloe Alexandra Thompson, and will be accompanied by a new multimedia show featuring her now-signature projection mapping.
The creation of “Teek”, which features Ralph Farris (of Ethel) on viola, came as a bit of a surprise. “I was working on a bunch of half-written songs in preparation for the new album, and at the last minute I felt the need to come up with one more idea, so I threw a passerelle bridge on my guitar, tuned to something that felt nice, and Teek came flowing out immediately,” Kaki explains, referring to the handcrafted passerelle she designed with luthier Rachel Rosenkrantz (and which is available for sell in her web store). “The opening phrase, the bendy mid-section, the tempo, and the fast picking with the left hand all presented themselves as if they’d always been there. Sometimes that's the way it is -- it feels spooky but songs can write themselves, if one is prepared to receive them. As far as the title is concerned, I've had many nicknames for my best girl, but none as funny or long lasting as this one.”
Considered one of the most unique and influential guitarists of our time, Kaki King continues to deconstruct and redefine the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. Her now-signature multi-media performance, both provocative and moving, uses projection mapping to present the guitar as a tool that can shape both music and video content, all triggered (and often improvised live) via her Ovation Adamas Signature 6-String Acoustic guitar, customized specifically for her multimedia performance.
“Everything about this show is special...a visual and auditory experience that’s interactive, striking and worth experiencing.” – Guitar World
“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
“King’s evocative performance was a sumptuous feast for the senses, a dizzying display of sound and vision by a guitarist already renowned for her innovation.” – Boston Globe
"bare, powerful, and propulsive." - KUTX Austin
Composer and musician Kaki King is considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki has released 9 albums and toured extensively, presenting in such prestigious arts centers as the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA, The Met and Smithsonian Design Museum. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. She has performed with symphonies and chamber ensembles, and recorded an album in collaboration with the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra commissioned by the Berklee College of Music.
In 2015 Kaki launched "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body", a groundbreaking multimedia performance that toured extensively throughout the world, marking her first foray into multimedia and experimental theater. Kaki’s new multimedia project, DATA NOT FOUND, marks her first foray into experimental theater as she continues to redefine her guitar as a tool for storytelling, exploring contemporary issues like A.I., the natural world, “big data” and personal empowerment. The show will begin touring in 2021.