Known as one of the greatest guitar innovators of our time, Kaki King presents MODERN YESTERDAYS, a refinement of her now signature guitar-projection mapping performance. With technicolor imagination, technical wizardry, and carefully choreographed guitar and drum playing, “she’ll do the unexpected, every time” (Digital Trends). Bridging future-forward modernity with contemplative longing, MODERN YESTERDAYS sends us on an audiovisual journey reset by our recent past, arriving at the emotional place we yearn to visit.
The album Modern Yesterdays (released in late 2020 on Cantaloupe Music) derives broadly from the music composed for Data Not Found (DNF), Kaki King’s largest-scale and most theatrical performance piece yet. With the post-pandemic performance world ever-evolving, Kaki King set out to create an analog to Data Not Found, which can now be found in MODERN YESTERDAYS: an interlocking puzzle piece nimble enough to tour the world in 2021, and beyond.
**In Data Not Found, numerous projection sources, an enormous tent, and 1000 pounds of sand were set to tell a story about the traces of things we leave behind in this world.** Unfortunately, the show’s production came to a halt in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown.
Hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself,” composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast. Kaki King is known for her percussive and jazz-tinged melodies, energetic live shows, use of multiple tunings on acoustic and lap steel guitar, and her diverse range in different genres. Over the past 10 years, the Brooklyn-based artist has released six extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, and performed with such icons as Foo Fighters and Timbaland. From 2015 to 2019, The Neck is a Bridge to the Body was Kaki King’s most prolific touring project and adventurous album — a provocative and beautiful piece that directly projects visual art onto her guitar — which, throughout the course of the piece, becomes her ontological tabula rasa. She has touched audiences worldwide in innumerable world tours, playing venues and festivals as diverse as Sydney Opera House, North Sea Jazz Fest, the Krannert Center, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, the Ferst Center For The Arts, MASS MoCA, Kennedy Center, MOMA, North Sea Jazz Fest, Vancouver Folk Fest, Singapore’s Mosaic Festival, Japan’s Fuji Rock festival, the Festival of Arts & Ideas, and more.
Due to the increase of the Delta Variant and the danger it poses, we are writing to let you know that starting October 1st, 2021, in additional to masks, proof of vaccination will be required for all attendees of in-person performances at the ArtsCenter.
This was a difficult decision to make, however given the risks that the new variant poses to the health of the community, we believe this organizational mandate is the most sensible measure for the safety of the community.
All attendees are required to wear a mask or face covering at in-person shows.