UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance (CAP UCLA) presents Kid Koala’s Music To Draw To on Saturday, December 5 at 3 p.m. PST live-streamed from Montreal. The event will be free to enjoy on the CAP UCLA Online channel. For more information on engaging with this season’s digital stage, visit https://cap.ucla.edu/landing/capconnect.
CAP UCLA presented Montreal DJ and animator Eric San AKA Kid Koala’s wildly popular Nufonia Must Fall as part of the 2015-16 Season and had originally scheduled his newest work, The Storyville Mosquito, to appear on the 2020-21 Season. As a result of the pandemic, Kid Koala and CAP UCLA have instead created an online version of Music To Draw To—a series of events focused on building community and fostering creativity.
The Music To Draw To series is an unfolding universe of wintry soundscapes and enchanting vocal journeys. The CAP UCLA presentation will allow people to come together online for one hour of quiet time to draw, sculpt, paint, knit, code, write… in a cozy environment while listening to music designed to keep everyone in their creative zones.
Legendary scratch DJ, producer, and composer Kid Koala has created five Music To Draw To studio albums. The inaugural volume, Music To Draw To: Satellite, features Kid Koala collaborating with a vocalist, writing lyrical poetry, and producing and performing all instruments. Satellite is the renowned audio-collagist’s first non-sample-based record, instead using an array of synthesizers, keys, guitars, strings, turntables, noisemakers and Koala’s inventive recording techniques to layout a heartrending musical story.
Kid Koala has built a wildly eclectic career following his creative whims with projects based on far-fetched concepts that turn into ridiculously delightful works. He has toured with Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, Arcade Fire and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, among others.