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Sixth & I – Sanctuary

Kishi Bashi String Quartet

with Busman's Holiday

Feb 19, 2015 • 8:00 pm ET
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Kishi Bashi’s sophomore album, Lighght (pronounced “Light”), continues and expands the sound of his critically acclaimed debut, 151a.

Lighght takes its title from the one-word poem by minimalist poet Aram Saroyan. As Kishi Bashi explains, “The poem’s blatant assault on literary convention and classical form was attractive to me.” It is apparent that such an approach informed the new album, which has both broadened and redefined his classical foundations. “Though I have studied classical composition, I prefer to take an unconventional path when it comes to creating and thinking about music,” says Kishi Bashi.

Though violin remains his primary instrument and songwriting muse, Kishi Bashi has expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation. Bright and soaring avant-pop songs are prevalent, as are Eastern-tinged arrangements, gentle ballads, Philip Glass inspired improvisations, and more than a few moments that flirt with 70s prog (in the tradition of ELO or Yes).

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Video: "Bright Whites"