Kid Koala presents an innovative collection of dreamy, atmospheric tracks composed especially for this event.
This concert includes a series of Satellite Orchestra tone vinyl where each disc is designed to harmonize with key moments in the show. Each audience member will be seated at one of 60 mini turntable stations which includes a small crate of colour coded custom vinyl, an effects pedal, and a record player. Through subtle coloured lighting changes in the room, the audience is cued to play along. The audience is an integral part of the show, accompanying Kid Koala to create an "ambient vinyl orchestra", melding their individual strains into a fluid body of sound.
This is the third in a trilogy of popular Kid Koala “quiet time” events presented at Luminato Festival including 2013’s Space Cadet Headphone Concert and 2014’s widely acclaimed Nufonia Must Fall Live.
Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune the most recent being 12 bit Blues. He has released two graphic novels: Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet. He has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.
Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Arcade Fire, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper and The Great Gatsby. He has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten. Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows range from silly touring turntable carnivals like Short Attention Span Theater (featuring turntable bingo) and Vinyl Vaudeville (including puppets and dancers) to quiet-time events like Music To Draw To, his Space Cadet Headphone Experience and most recently, Nufonia Must Fall Live.
He lives in Montreal with his wife and two daughters.