There are few artists that can stand alone as one-man-bands, inviting a uniquely energetic performance from a single performer. It’s a rare thing, but Kishi Bashi has been doing it for years. So, whenever he collaborates with large ensembles, he doesn’t lean on them, but rather uses the diversity of sound to craft entirely new sonic worlds and recontextualize his songs in a spellbinding manner. Kishi Bashi will play songs from his catalog as well as excerpts from EO9066, an extended and ever-evolving work on the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. It isn’t often that orchestras are called upon to contribute to such unique original music, so this musical meeting of the minds is truly a treat.
WHO: Kishi Bashi and the UGA Symphony Orchestra
WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m.
WHERE: Hodgson Concert Hall
HOW MUCH: $35–60
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