LIVE: Kaki King’s “The Neck Is the Bridge to the Body” @ The Egg, 2/26/16

March 16th, 2016, 3:00 pm by Greg

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Photographs by Andrzej Pilarczyk

Kaki King has long been recognized as a truly masterful guitarist. Her music is adventurous, exploratory and ambitious.

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But her latest innovative concert project, The Neck Is the Bridge to the Body, takes it to another level altogether, melding King’s mesmerizing guitar instrumentals with an eye-popping visual display that brought her guitar to life, not just as a musical instrument to be played, but also as a canvas to be painted and as character to converse with.

In performance at The Egg in Albany recently, the hour-long visual and live music performance utilized the guitar as a projection screen to tell a creation story, a semi-abstract narrative that explored identity. The result was involving, immersive and intoxicating.

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