#3707: New Sounds Live: ETHEL, John King, & Kaki King

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Kaki King, John King and ETHEL perform at the Ecstatic Music Festival March 22, 2015
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Collaborations breed collaborations on this New Sounds. The New Sounds Live concert series joins up with the Ecstatic Music Festival to bring together a three-pronged collaboration of composer John King, guitarist Kaki King, and the string quartet ETHEL. ETHEL was founded when violist Ralph Farris and cellist Dorothy Lawson saw an especially warm reception to their performance of John King’s “Hardwood” as an opportunity to start a string quartet. ETHEL now also includes violinists Kip Jones and Corin Lee. Hear them all sharing a stage, performing the pieces that brought them together and new pieces born out of the collaboration. Learn how bouncing and stomping toddlers influence the compositional styles of Kaki King and Dorothy Lawson.

The group drifts between folk swings, funk riffs, blues riffs, and punk stomps. Introducing his piece "Sammich," ETHEL’s Ralph Farris explains how the term "sammich" fits the group, as a mixture of “everybody sort of swimming in different areas for a while and we jump from style to style, and have a good old time doing it.”

PROGRAM #3707 (First aired on 3/25/2015)  

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Kaki King

The Neck is a Bridge to the Body

Trying to Speak I (featuring ETHEL)

kakiking.com
kakiking.bandcamp.com

1:20

ETHEL

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

John King: Sweet Hardwood: I. Hardwood

This performance not commercially available. However, a recording is available on Cantaloupe - #21017 cantaloupemusic.com
John King’s site: johnkingmusic.com

4:27

 

ETHEL, Kaki King, and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

Ralph Farris: Sammich

Not commercially available.
ETHEL’s website is ethelcentral.org

5:06

ETHEL, Kaki King, and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

Dorothy Lawson: Jesse Stomp

Not commercially available.
ETHEL’s website is ethelcentral.org

4:20

ETHEL, Kaki King, and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

John King & Kaki King: More Muddy

Not commercially available.
ETHEL’s website is ethelcentral.org
John King’s website: www.johnkingmusic.com

4:18

Kaki King and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

Crisscross

Not commercially available.
Kaki King’s website: kakiking.com
John King’s website: www.johnkingmusic.com

4:43

ETHEL, Kaki King, and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

John King & Kaki King: Spacebaby

Not commercially available. See above.

4:31

ETHEL

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

Kip Jones: Kingfisher

Not commercially available.
ETHEL’s website is ethelcentral.org

4:27

ETHEL, Kaki King, and John King

New Sounds Live @ Merkin Hall 3/21/2015

John King: Sweet Hardwood: III. Shuffle

This performance not commercially available. However, a recording is available on Cantaloupe - #21017 cantaloupemusic.com

5:09