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Kishi Bashi

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3:00pm Sunday 8/31

Fisher Green Stage

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for artist K Ishibashi, former member and co-producer of art-pop collective of Montreal. Though violin remains his primary instrument and songwriting muse, Kishi Bashi has expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation on latest album Lighght. Bright and soaring avant-pop songs are prevalent, as are Eastern-tinged arrangements, gentle ballads, Philip Glass-inspired improvisations, and more than a few moments that flirt with ‘70s prog-rock in the tradition of ELO or Yes. If this sounds jarringly kaleidoscopic, that’s because it is. But it works.

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