Kirkland Performance Center presents...

SEI: Kaki King with Tamar Eisenman

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2022 7:00 pm
  • Adult: $41.00

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Kaki has always viewed the guitar from a different angle…

In her continuous quest to explore the outer bounds of what is possible for the guitar, Kaki King has created SEI, a new full-length performance piece where guitar movement takes over the entire stage. In SEI (which means “six” in Italian), guitarists become dancers, coordinating their whole bodies to perform the rigors of both choreography and composition. Multiple guitars on stands are spaced out strategically, in a design allowing for music and movement to be created between them. In SEI, the relationship between the players is revealed musically and physically, a progression of distance and space—like the progression between the six individual strings of the guitar.

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About Kaki King

Composer and musician Kaki King is considered one of the world’s greatest living guitarists, known both for her technical mastery and for her constant quest to push the boundaries of the instrument. Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” Kaki has released 9 albums and toured extensively, presenting in such prestigious arts centers as the Kennedy Center, MoMA, LACMA, The Met and Smithsonian Design Museum. She has created music for numerous film and TV soundtracks, including “August Rush” and “Into the Wild”, for which received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Score. She has performed with symphonies and chamber ensembles and recorded an album in collaboration with the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra commissioned by the Berklee College of Music.

In 2015 Kaki launched “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body”, a groundbreaking multimedia performance that toured extensively throughout the world, marking her first foray into multimedia and experimental theater. Kaki’s new multimedia project, marks her first foray into experimental theater as she continues to redefine her guitar as a tool for storytelling, exploring contemporary issues like A.I., the natural world, “big data” and personal empowerment. The show will begin touring in 2021.

About Tamar Eisenman

Tamar Eisenman is a blues-folk-rock guitarist, singer songwriter, and producer, born in Jerusalem. Eisenman launched her musical career in 2003 in Israel with release of her self-titled EP “Tamar Eisenman EP”. She later released studio albums- “5 feet 4, Gymnasium,” “Time for Creation,” and “Limbo.” In 2010 Tamar opened for Jeff Beck in Caesarea amphitheater and initiated several new projects as guitarist and producer. Tamar also recorded and performed with: Danny Sanderson, Asaf Avidan, Miki Gavrielov, David Broza, and Kaki King. Tamar is mainly known for her acoustic guitar hand picking electric guitar sound integrated with her bluesy pop songwriting.

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