Kent’s Spotlight Series presents Kaki King, performing “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Kent-Meridian Performing Arts Center, 10020 SE 256th St.
King, a composer and guitarist hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” is a true iconoclast. Over the past 13 years the Brooklyn-based artist has released eight extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild,” and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours, according to a city media release.
“The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” is an innovative, immersive, multi-media production using the guitar as a projection screen to tell a story. Luminous visions are cast onto an Ovations Adamas 1581-KK Kaki King Signature 6-string acoustic guitar customized specifically for this production. This is Kaki at her visionary best: Deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental artist though virtuoso technique, insatiable imagination, and boundless humanity. The result is an experience unlike any other: Provocative, moving, surprising, and beautiful.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for seniors and $15 for youths. Tickets may be purchased online at kentarts.com, by calling 253-856-5051 or in person at the Kent Commons, 525 Fourth Ave. N. Hours for phone and in-person sales are Monday through Friday from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Box office is closed on Sunday.
Spotlight Series is presented by the Kent Arts Commission and Kent Parks, Recreation and Community Services, and partially funded by 4Culture and a variety of business and individual sponsors.