The National Music Centre and Astral Radio are thrilled to finish off the year with the sixth installment of the NMC Astral Radio Artist-in-Residence program with Montreal’s Kid Koala. Working together with critically acclaimed producer and musician Money Mark, he will be spending time exploring and recording with the NMC collection.
To kick off the residency, Kid Koala will perform his highly praised and much anticipated Space Cadet Headphone immersive concert experience. As the audience sits in inflatable space pods, listening through individual headphone systems, Kid Koala brings the Space Cadet score to life on a piano and several turntables, providing a live score to animation based on scenes from the book. Part music, part storytelling, the show is suitable for all ages.
“A mix of sentimental Wurlitzer, Eno's Apollo ambience, Philip Jeckian drones and frenetic scratching; Cadet is gorgeous — maybe even his most mature work to date” ~ Spin Magazine
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. show here – SOLD OUT Tickets for the 10:00 p.m. show here – SOLD OUT
Money Mark will entertain audiences with an opening set.
Kid Koala is a world-renowned scratch DJ who has made a name for himself both with his music and visual art. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune and has also been involved in collaborations such as Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew. He has toured with the likes of Radiohead, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, John Medeski, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, Jack Johnson, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for director Edgar Wright's Shaun of the Dead and Scott Pilgrim vs. The World and has composed music for The National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, and Adult Swim.
Mark Ramos-Nishita aka Money Mark is a producer and musician who has collaborated with the Beastie Boys many times. Mark is excited to collaborate with Kid Koala in the thrilling and rare working environment that the National Music Centre provides.