El Camino College Center for the Arts to Present Joe Kye, Violinist-Looper
With just a single violin, Joe Kye creates a whole symphony of sound in his performances, blending indie rock, jazz, classical, pop, and world folk to create a unique sound that leaves audiences in awe. Tickets are now available for the award-winning violinist-looper’s performance at 8 p.m. March 2 in the ECC Campus Theatre, part of the Center for the Arts’ 50th anniversary season.
Kye has drawn rave reviews since launching his music career in 2013, offering audiences a concert full of lush string loops and eclectic style. With his innovative use of digital effects and looping (repeating sound material), Kye intertwines diverse textures, catchy melodies, and rich, sweet vocals to create songs that groove, uplift, and empower listeners.
Born in Korea and raised in Seattle, Kye is a powerful storyteller with an inclusive sense of humor. He weaves his immigrant narrative throughout his show, inspiring audiences to show compassion and empathy toward others.
Kye has toured the United States, opening for world-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma, comedian Hari Kondabolu, rapper Warren G, and Senator Bernie Sanders, along with nationally broadcast performances on NPR and BBC. Previous collaborations include the Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, the Sacramento Ballet, Seattle artist Sharon Nyree Williams, composer/percussionist William Catanzaro, and Los Angeles hip-hop artist Jason Chu. Kye has performed in venues such as Benaroya Hall in Seattle, the Alberta Rose Theatre in Portland, the Baryshnikov Arts Center in New York City, the White House, and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C.
Tickets for Joe Kye’s performance range from $10-$26 may be purchased at www.centerforthearts.org using the online ticketing system or by phone at 800-832-ARTS. The Ticket Office is open Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Campus parking is $3. El Camino College is located at 16007 Crenshaw Boulevard, Torrance.
February 7, 2019