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Magazine – Kaki King (Live at Berklee feat. Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra)

This new orchestral arrangement of “Magazine,” by Kaki King is too good to pass up. Give it a listen immediately

One of King’s most well known solo compositions, “Magazine”, was originally released on her 2004 album Legs to Make Us Longer, and is now given a symphonic sendup by the Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra. The incorporation of brass, woodwinds and additional (bowed) strings further adds to the emotional dynamics and anticipation buildup found in the track.

This version appears on Kaki King Live at Berklee, which will be available September 22. The album was recorded live in the Red Room at Cafe 939 in Boston in April of 2017, and features King performing new arrangements of her solo guitar compositions, many of them reimagined with strings and woodwinds added. King, Tom Hagerman of Devotchka, and Berklee students Takuma Matsui and Shereen Cheong wrote the arrangements specifically for the recording. The Porta Girevole Chamber Orchestra is a 12-piece ensemble composed of Berklee students and faculty, conducted by student Gabriela Sofia Gomez Estevez.

Kaki King will be performing in the Pacific Northwest this fall.

10/13 – Eugene, OR – Hult Center for the Performing Arts
10/14 – Portland, OR – Dolores Winningstad Theatre
10/15 – Seattle, WA – Triple Door

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