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Kaki King © Simone Cecchetti
Kaki King © Simone Cecchetti

Guitar Virtuoso Kaki King Bringing Projection Mapping Performance to Brooklyn

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Ryan Kristobak
Music Editor
Updated: 3 March 2017

Brooklyn-based maven of the six-string Kaki King is making a special appearance in Williamsburg on Tuesday, March 7, to perform her most recent visual and audio show, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body, in full.

Centered around the 2015 album of the same title and created in collaboration with Glowing Pictures — known for their work with artists such as Animal Collective, David Byrne & Brian Eno, Beastie Boys, and TV On The Radio — King’s multi-media performance uses projection mapping on her signature Ovation Adamas 1581-KK 6-String Acoustic guitar, “deconstructing and redefining the role of solo instrumental.”

“The Guitar is a shape-shifter,” King says in press release, “something that plays all types of music and really fills all kinds of roles. It’s not always the six-string guitar that we all know and love. I’ve been playing guitar for more than 30 years. It’s who I am and if anything, this project has made me even more familiar with it.”

King is teaming up with Sanctuary, a 20-day arts festival that started on Feb. 27 and runs until March 17, featuring fine art, music, choreography, literature, comedy, film, sociology and more. Located at The San Damiano Mission, a Roman Catholic Church found between Williamsburg and Greenpoint, the friars are teaming up The Lot Radio and the Armory Show to help raise funds to restore The Mission, as well as support other related organizations. King will be performing with Amy León, and ticket sales of the show benefit RAINN, the nation’s largest anti-sexual violence organization.

Doors open at 7 pm and King takes the stage at 9 pm; you can purchase tickets for King’s performance here. Preview her shape-shifting set by watching the video for “The Surface Changes”  below.