Known as one of the greatest guitar innovators of our time, Kaki King presents MODERN YESTERDAYS, a refinement of her now-signature guitar-projection mapping performance. With technicolor imagination, technical wizardry, and carefully choreographed guitar and drum playing, “she’ll do the unexpected, every time” (Digital Trends). Bridging future-forward modernity with contemplative longing, MODERN YESTERDAYS sends us on an audiovisual journey reset by our recent past, arriving at the emotional place we yearn to visit.
The album Modern Yesterdays (released in late 2020 on Cantaloupe Music) derives broadly from the music composed for Data Not Found(DNF), Kaki King’s largest-scale and most theatrical performance piece yet. With the post-pandemic performance world ever-evolving, Kaki King set out to create an analog to Data Not Found, which can now be found in MODERN YESTERDAYS: an interlocking puzzle piece nimble enough to tour the world in 2021, and beyond.
**In Data Not Found, numerous projection sources, an enormous tent, and 1000 pounds of sand were set to tell a story about the traces of things we leave behind in this world.** Unfortunately, the show’s production came to a halt in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 lockdown.