Hartford, Connecticut, February 8, 2017 – Montreal-based turntablist, disc jockey, producer, and composer Kid Koala is bringing his unique “Music to Draw to” workshop and interactive “Satellite Concert” to Trinity College this weekend.
The “Music to Draw to” workshop will be held on Friday, February 10, at 7:30 p.m. in the Raether Library and Information Technology Center. Kid Koala will play at least two hours of atmospheric, creative time music for students as they sketch, read, write, knit, sew, or sculpt. The workshop is free to Trinity students.
At the “Satellite Concert” at Austin Arts Center’s Goodwin Theater on Saturday, February 11, at 3:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., audience members are invited to play in a “turntable orchestra.” The audience is seated at stations equipped with a turntable, effects box, and a small crate of color-coded vinyl records. Through subtle colored lighting changes, the audience is cued to play along with Kid Koala’s dreamy, atmospheric tracks to create an “ambient vinyl orchestra,” melding their individual strains into a fluid, uplifting, and dynamic hour of light and music. (See the video trailer below.)
Seating for the “Satellite Concerts” is very limited. Tickets are $5 for Trinity students with ID, $25 for general admission, and are available only in person at the Austin Arts Center box office. For more information, click here or call (860) 297-2199. The appearances by Kid Koala are presented by the Austin Arts Center Guest Artist Series.
Kid Koala’s newest record is “Music to Draw to: Satellite” on Arts & Crafts (2017). He has four solo albums on Ninja Tune: “Carpal Tunnel Syndrome” (2000), “Some of My Best Friends Are DJs” (2003), “Your Mom’s Favorite DJ” (2006) and “12 Bit Blues” (2012). He is the author of two graphic novels: “Nufonia Must Fall” (2003), which was adapted as a musical theater work with puppets at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s 2015 Next Wave Festival, and “Space Cadet” (2011).
Kid Koala has been involved in collaborations with the British virtual band Gorillaz, the hip hop group Deltron 3030, and the electronic music project The Slew. He has toured with Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to the film scores of “Shaun of the Dead,” “Scott Pilgrim vs. The World,” “Looper,” and “The Great Gatsby”; composed music for the National Film Board of Canada, Cartoon Network and Adult Swim, and “Sesame Street”; and was commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. For more information about Kid Koala, visit http://kidkoala.com/.