Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Kishi Bashi in Pittsburgh, April 2.


Singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kishi Bashi will perform at Thunderbird Cafe on April 2, 2022. His website provides an introduction:
Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym of singer, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter Kaoru Ishibashi. Born in Seattle, Washington, Ishibashi grew up in Norfolk, Virginia where both of his parents were professors at Old Dominion University. As a 1994 graduate of Matthew Fontaine Maury High School, he went on to study film scoring at Berklee College of Music before becoming a renowned violinist. Ishibashi has recorded and toured internationally as a violinist with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and most recently, the Athens, Georgia-based indie rock band, of Montreal. He remains based in Athens.
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His latest album, Omoiyari (a Japanese word for the idea of creating compassion toward other people by thinking about them), was released in 2019. He is currently co-directing a feature length documentary of the same name about minority identity and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans in WWII.

In 2020 Kishi Bashi scored the entire soundtrack for the touching Apple TV+ kids show “Stillwater” with composer Toby Chu, and released it as an album featuring 18 tracks of uplifting orchestral tunes.

His new Emigrant EP, a very special companion piece to 'Omoiyari' is out physically and digitally now. Arranged and recorded over the last year, 'Emigrant EP' serves as a time capsule of the 2020 condition and a continuation of the concepts explored in 'Omoiyari'.
Tickets are now available online. The show is 18+ and attendees are required to show proof of vaccination. The Thunderbird Cafe & Music Hall is located at 4023 Butler St. in Lawrenceville (map).