Kaki King, John King & ETHEL played Ecstatic Music Fest (pics)
photos by David Andrako
Kaki King / Kaki, John King & ETHEL @ Ecstatic Music Fest 3/21/2015
Kaki King played the pop/classical cross-pollination wonderland that is the Ecstatic Music Festival over the weekend, where she joined forces with another King (composer/guitarist/violist John King) and string quartet ETHEL. The performance featured a number of world premieres, written both individually and collaboratively, as well as some existing pieces fleshed out further in new ways. Pictures from that show are in this post.
Next up at the EMF is Xiu Xiu & Mantra Percussion at Merkin Concert Hall on April 2. The show feautres the world premiere of premiere "Extinction Meditation":
...a 4-movement piece about the impending environmental apocalypse due to begin in the year 2050. The music, which explores the human response to increasing social, physical and ecological decay and chaos, includes 14 toms, 7 snare drums, 3 vibraphones, 3 gran cassa bass drums, 14 wood blocks, 7 suspended cymbals and 7 hunting calls.
Tickets for Xiu Xiu & Mantra Percussion are still available. More pics from Kaki King's EMF performance, below...