Composer and guitarist Kaki King is a true iconoclast, and brings her latest work, “The Neck is a Bridge to the Body,” to the Chapman Foundations Recital Hall March 14. A limited number of tickets for this UCCS Artist Series event still remain for her 7 p.m. performance through the UCCS Presents Box Office.
King’s latest tour represents her visionary best: redefining the role of solo instrumental artist through virtuoso technique and an inventive, mesmerizing multi-media production which creates a narrative using her guitar as a projection screen.
King was the only female and youngest member of Rolling Stone’s “The New Guitar Gods” in February 2006. She has produced eight albums and worked with Eddie Vedder and Michael Brook for the soundtrack to Sean Penn’s “Into the Wild.” The trio received a nomination for Best Original Score at the 2007 Golden Globes.
“The Neck is a Bridge to the Body” debuted at the BRIC Theater in Brooklyn in 2014. The album was released in 2015.
King’s performance is part of POLLINATE: Biennial Arts Festival between multiple arts organizations in southern Colorado. TIME, the UCCS art faculty exhibition, is also part of the festival and runs in the Marie Walsh Sharpe Gallery of Contemporary Arts at the Ent Center through May 12.