Kaki King:
A musical escape into a world of light and color

TEDWomen 2015 · 11:31 · Filmed May 2015
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A genre unto herself, Kaki King fuses the ancient tradition of working with one's hands with digital technology, projection-mapping imagery onto her guitar in her groundbreaking multimedia work "The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body." Using her guitar's neck like a keyboard, she plays an intricate melody as she takes the audience on a musical journey of light and sound. She calls it "guitar as paintbrush."

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Kaki King combines jaw-dropping guitar work with dreamy, searching songwriting. Full bio
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