Help fund Kid Koala’s new project at MASS MoCA

Cut-up turntablist and musician Kid Koala is known for the detailed comic books that he creates for his albums, offering a unique visual accompaniment to his musical aesthetic.

Now he is planning a residency at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) for December of 2010 where he and a five-member team will create a live performance based on his long-awaited graphic novel and soundtrack, Space Cadet.

Living in the museum’s artist housing, the team will build a set with the help of production staff.  The performance will use six turntables, a piano, and custom-made screens with recreated live images from the book, taking place on Saturday, December 11 along with a question-and-answer session. The Black Box Theater at the MoCA will allow for a personal listening experience, offering headphones to the audience to hear the soundtrack while viewing projections on stage.

In addition to his own outstanding releases, Kid Koala has been a part of projects such as The Slew and Lovage.  You can support Kid Koala by donating to the MASS MoCA Foundation through the Kickstarter website. Donations help fund production, equipment, and residency costs, and because it is a nonprofit, all gifts are tax deductible.

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