“A sumptuous feast for the senses, a dizzying display of sound and vision by a guitarist already renowned for her innovation." – Boston Globe

 

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Santa Ana Sites #14

KAKI KING

The Neck is a Bridge to the Body

 

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” guitar virtuoso and composer Kaki King will perform her groundbreaking multi-media work, “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body” for the next edition of Santa Ana Sites. A visionary at the forefront of her craft, King re-imagines the potential of a solo performance by fusing visceral, acoustic arrangements with mesmeric projection mapping.

King performs “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body” on her all-white Ovation Adamas six-string acoustic guitar, which doubles as a video monitor. The guitar is mounted on two rods and completely immobile; textured imagery is projected onto the instrument as King unleashes her intricate fretwork and emotional melodies. Additional imagery is projected onto a backdrop behind her, creating a visual dialogue between the two surfaces that speak to one another through King’s masterful sound. The visual component of “The Neck” was produced in collaboration with Glowing Pictures, known for their work with artists including David Byrne, Animal Collective, Brian Eno, The Beastie Boys, and TV On The Radio.

The one-night-only concert will fill The Ritz with King’s innovative sights and sounds. The venue is an emerging performance and special events space located above the historic Yost Theater. Exposed high ceilings with skylights offer more than ambiance, they provide resonating acoustics. Oversized windows, hard wood flooring, and a custom bar add to the venue’s elegant yet underground feel.

King and her exploratory, visual production have garnered high critical praise, with The Boston Globe heralding,  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.”

About Kaki King
Kaki King, named one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s “newest guitar gods,” has released 8 extraordinarily diverse albums over the past decade. The Brooklyn-based musician studied music at New York University and has contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks, including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s “Into The Wild.” King has been featured on multiple TED Talks, and has led master workshops for students across the country. The iconoclastic artist has toured worldwide and alongside icons including the Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats.

WHEN

Saturday, August 27th Doors 730 pm Show 830 pm

WHERE

The Ritz 305 N Spurgeon St Santa Ana 92701

Santa Ana Sites

presents contemporary performance…

Santa Ana Sites is a community partnership, presenting contemporary performance in public and private spaces throughout Downtown Santa Ana. The traveling forum is designed to provide the community shared artistic experiences, encouraging the discovery of diverse environments and architectural space. Santa Ana Sites was founded by Allen Moon, Artistic Director and John D. Spiak, Grand Central Art Center Director/Chief Curator.

Allen Moon, Artistic Director

A resident of Santa Ana, Allen toured nationally and internationally with the Mehmet Sander Dance Company and Diavolo Dance Theater.  For the past 13 years, he has served as Director of Touring for David Lieberman Artists’ Representatives , where he has created tours for contemporary ensembles, including the Merce Cunningham Dance Company, Kronos Quartet, Tectonic Theater Project, Diavolo, The Actors’ Gang, it gets better project, and The Watts Prophets, to performing arts centers and festivals across the globe.  Allen proudly serves on the CSU Summer Arts Advisory Board as a California Arts Community Representative and a committee member for the International Society for the Performing Arts.

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