If you don’t know Kaki King by now, you should. From her custom designed Ovation guitars to her permanent acrylic string-picking nails to her penchant for bridging the gap between the musical and visual arts, she’s just really really cool. And you don’t have to just take our word for it—there are still a few seats left for her September 16th appearance in our Rollins Studio Theatre performing The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body, a multimedia production that you kind of have to see to believe. Cue the video.
This is “The Surface Changes,” an excerpt from The Neck that really shows off some of the projection mapping technology that takes its cue from King’s music-making as her stark white Ovation Adamas 1581-KK (that stands for Kaki King, as she designed it) becomes a “tabula rasa.” Trust us—there is definitely more where this came from.
If you’re not familiar with Kaki King, you really should be. Rolling Stone calls her “a genre unto herself.” In addition to her own fascinating albums, she’s collaborated with big-name music icons, contributed to a variety of film soundtracks including with Eddie Vedder on Sean Penn’s Into the Wild, and remember Foo Fighters’ “Ballad of the Beaconsfield Miners?” Guess who that was?
Not to give away all her surprises, but take a little time to learn about the making of The Neck and tell us you’re not interested.
Kaki King arrives in Austin September 16th in our Rollins Studio Theatre. Her show is almost sold out.