Pop-Rock

Kaki King Tours Landmark New Work, “The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body”, An Innovative Multimedia Performance

“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
 
“There are some guitar players that are good, and there are some guitar players that are really fucking good. And then there's Kaki King." – Dave Grohl, Music Radar

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 solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. This groundbreaking new multi-media performance 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.

“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, was released on March 3, 2015.


What the Press is saying:

“... the duo’s collaborative music video for King’s “Anthropomorph” is a harmonious conversation between two artists who speak a similar language, although they work in different disciplines.”
– The Creators Project

“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

"bare, powerful, and propulsive." - KUTX Austin

“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
 
“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. Now, she’s using her guitar in an entirely new way: as a projection screen."
- The Atlantic

“King has always had the ability to create evocative imagery through few words.” –Stereogum