Kaki King Debuts 'Magazine' Orchestral Version via WNYC Soundcheck

Renowned guitarist Kaki King recently announced her first new material in over two years, and fans can now get their first listen via WNYC's Soundcheck. One of King's most well known solo compositions, "Magazine", was originally released on her 2004 album Legs to Make Us Longer, and is now given an orchestral makeover by the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra. The incorporation of woodwinds and additional strings further adds to the dynamics and building anticipation the track incites. The full album is available for preorder now.

Kaki King Live at Berklee, available September 22, was recorded live at the Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston in April of 2017, and features King performing new arrangements of her solo guitar compositions, reimagined with the addition of strings and woodwinds. King, Tom Hagerman of Devotchka, and Berklee students Takuma Matsui and Shereen Cheong wrote the arrangements specifically for the recording.ThePorta Girevole Chamber Orchestra is a 12-piece ensemble composed of Berklee students and faculty, conducted by student Gabriela Sofia Gomez Estevez.

BirnCORE, the Berklee Internet Radio Network's (BIRN) record label, gives students at the college the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of operating an independent record label. Kaki King Live at Berkleeis the label's first release to feature Berklee students and faculty collaborating with a visiting artist. King visited campus several times last spring to rehearse with the ensemble, culminating with the live performance and recording.


Kaki is also heading out for a variety of tour dates this fall, many of which will feature her groundbreaking multimedia show, "The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body." Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, "The Neck Is A Bridge To The Body" 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.

Experience a taste of "The Neck is a Bridge" to the Body HERE

Hailed by Rolling Stone as "a genre unto herself," Brooklyn-based composer and guitarist Kaki King has released 8 albums over the past 13 years. She has performed on every continent over the course of multiple world tours, and has presented her work in a variety of prestigious arts centers, including the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA and The Met. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including "August Rush" and Sean Penn's "Into the Wild", for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score.

8/25 - Pittsburgh, PA - Trust Arts *
8/27 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom *
9/5 - Minneapolis, MN - Dakota Jazz Club +
9/7 - Phoenix, AZ - Musical Instrument Museum +
9/8 - Las Vegas, NV - Historic Fifth Street School *
9/14 - Salt Lake City, UT - Kingsbury Hall, Univ. of Utah *
9/15 - San Antonio, TX - Tobin Center *
9/16 - Austin, TX - Rollins Theatre @ Long Center *
10/12 - Nevada City, CA - Miners Foundry Cultural Center *
10/13 - Eugene, OR - Hult Center for the Performing Arts *
10/14 - Portland, OR - Dolores Winningstad Theatre
10/15 - Seattle, WA - Triple Door
10/20 - Berkeley, CA - Freight & Salvage Coffeehouse *
10/21 - Carlsbad, CA - Museum of Making Music *
10/22 - Cottonwood, AZ - Old Town Center for the Arts *
10/24 - Tucson, AZ - Centennial Hall *
11/7 - Crawfordsville, IN - Wabash College *
1/20 - Aliso Viejo, CA - Soka Performing Arts Center *
3/10 - Atlanta, GA - Robert Ferst Center for the Arts *

*= Performance of "The Neck is a Bridge to the Body"
+= w/ Derek Gripper

Kaki King Live at Berklee Tracklist
  1. Tune Up
  2. So Much for So Little
  3. Fences
  4. Solipsist
  5. Doing the Wrong Thing
  6. Neaderthal
  7. Night After Sidewalk
  8. Skimming the Fractured surface to a Place of Endless Light
  9. The Surface Changes
  10. Fortuna
  11. Hadabout
  12. Magazine

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