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with Special Guest Kaki King
Known worldwide for transcending the limits of tradition, the string quartet ETHEL has for the past decade and a half actively, aggressively, joyfully, adapted their epic skill-set to the presentation of rainbow-colored music of every style and description. Virtuoso guitarist Kaki King has, likewise, won an enthusiastic international following as her gutsy, honest, and astonishingly beautiful works seem to defy gravity. Brought together, these celebrated sound worlds intermingle and swarm to create a glorious and inspired collaboration.
...And Other Stories is an electrifying immersion in brilliant instrumental skill, rich sonic adventures, and flights of fantastic storytelling. The collaboration is anchored by a groundbreaking re-imagining of Bach’s masterful Brandenburg Concerto #6 and also includes works from ETHEL’s repertoire by Phil Kline and John Zorn. Original works by Kaki King and a world premiere composition for ETHEL & Kaki King by Serbian composer Aleksandra Vrebalov round out the program.
Recognized as one of “The New Guitar Gods” by Rolling Stone, guitarist Kaki King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and her enormous ability in a variety of genres. As a performer, she has toured with a wide range of artists including The Foo Fighters, The Mountain Goats and The Roots and has been featured on several film soundtracks including Twilight and Into the Wild.
From experimental pieces to accessible pop, her dazzling musicianship defies categorization and expectation. Her sophisticated and mesmerizing finger-picking style combines fret-tapping with slap bass techniques, using the guitar for percussive beats, as well as sound layering and looping. Her playing style has been compared to Michael Hedges and Preston Reed, the latter of whom she explicitly cites as an influence.
*Kaki King appears in collaboration with the Windish Agency.