PITTSBURGH CULTURAL TRUST ANNOUNCES
MULTIPLE CHOICE: AUDIO/VISUAL
KAKI KING & IAN BRILL
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25, 2017 | AUGUST WILSON CENTER
PITTSBURGH—The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces the fourth Multiple Choice Event this season with its presentation of Multiple Choice: Audio/Visual featuring Kaki King and Ian Brill, on Friday, August 25, 2017, at 8:00 p.m. at the August Wilson Center, 980 Liberty Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15222. Composer and guitarist, Kaki King, and following lights and sound party featuring Ian Brill’s light installation, “Channels”, are open to all ages. Multiple Choice is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust. The series offers attendees the opportunity to “own the night” with the choices of:
[A] Attend a show
[C] Rally with our outdoor food trucks
Multiple Choice: Audio/Visual featuring Kaki King begins at 8:00 p.m. King has been hailed by Rolling Stone as “a genre unto herself.” Over the past 13 years, the Brooklyn-based artist has released eight extraordinarily diverse and distinctive albums, performed with such icons as Foo Fighters, Timbaland, and The Mountain Goats, contributed to a variety of film and TV soundtracks including Golden Globe-nominated work on Sean Penn’s “Into The Wild,” and played to an increasingly fervent following of music lovers on innumerable world tours. Provocative and moving, surprising and beautiful, King’s groundbreaking new multi-media performance, “The Neck Is a Bridge to the Body” uses projection mapping to present the guitar as a tabula rasa unlike any other.
At 9:00 p.m. audiences will brace themselves for a Lights & Sound party featuring “Channels,” a light installation by artist Ian Brill. Referencing various aspects of both context and technological aspects, “Channels” is influenced through real time analysis of live audio frequencies supplied by DJ Inception and manners in which content is distributed, helping to create a pulsating rhythm across the installation space.
DJ Inception has been around the local hip-hop and b-boy community since he was 11 and has strong roots in all styles of music. Some of his favorites are vocal house, 90s hip-hop, club, and Latin. He’s been a member of the Hidden Characters Crew since he was 12. He enjoys traveling with his crew and helping them to promote the positive message of the hip-hop culture.
Driven to compel a diverse group of audiences, Multiple Choice Events increase access to the Cultural District and Pittsburgh Cultural Trust venues—giving individuals options to diversify their experience and interaction with groundbreaking arts programming. Aaron Rodden, Programming Manager of the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, commented on Multiple Choice in saying, “This series of events brings younger faces into our venues and showcases the programming in the Cultural District, whether it be Theatre, Dance or Music, creates a place for all audiences. Having all three of these pieces together, food, party, and a show gives anyone the option to be a part of the night.”
The Multiple Choice Events Series is in its second year and hinges itself to community building and audience development for arts experiences within the Cultural District. Tickets to join in the fun ($25 includes Kaki King and Lights & Sound Party with light installation by Ian Brill; $5: Lights & Sound Party only) are available online at TrustArts.org, by calling 412-456-6666, in person at Theater Square Box Office, 655 Penn Avenue or night of event at the venue’s box office.
Upcoming in the 2017 Multiple Choice Events Series:
Locally Sourced Hosted by Rick Sebak | Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 8:00 p.m.
Multiple Choice: Locally Sourced features a Variety Hour, showcasing the best Pittsburgh has to offer. Featuring performers who live or work within 50 miles of the city, each performer has up to 10 minutes to show off their skills and creativity. The lineup will be announced prior to the event.
Or, join us at 9:00 p.m. for a speed painting competition and after party, where 12 of Pittsburgh’s visual artists will be given 30 minutes and a blank canvas to create works that will be judged by the audience. The top four artists from the preliminary rounds will face off in the second round of painting to determine the winner. At the end of the evening, the art pieces will be auctioned off with the proceeds going directly to the artists.
Pittsburgh Cultural Trust
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has overseen one of Pittsburgh’s most historic transformations: turning a seedy red-light district into a magnet destination for arts lovers, residents, visitors, and business owners. Founded in 1984, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a non-profit arts organization whose mission is the cultural and economic revitalization of a 14-block arts and entertainment/residential neighborhood called the Cultural District. The District is one of the country’s largest land masses “curated” by a single nonprofit arts organization. A major catalytic force in the city, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is a unique model of how public-private partnerships can reinvent a city with authenticity, innovation and creativity. Using the arts as an economic catalyst, the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has holistically created a world-renowned Cultural District that is revitalizing the city, improving the regional economy and enhancing Pittsburgh’s quality of life. Thanks to the support of foundations, corporations, government agencies and thousands of private citizens, the Cultural Trust stands as a national model of urban redevelopment through the arts.