ADRIAN BELEW is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and record producer. He is perhaps best known for his work as the voice of the progressive rock group KING CRIMSON (fronted since 1981) and for his unusual approach to guitar playing, which features bizarre electronic tones, unorthodox playing techniques and a wide variety of sonic effects (including guitar-based impressions of animals, birds, insects, vehicles and mechanical sound).
This one-man show, PAINTING WITH GUITAR, is an ELECTRIC GUITAR FEAST, demonstrating the latest technology of ADRIAN BELEW and the new music it is helping create. It is his latest live offering to compliment the rockin' Power Trio. And he will sing some of his personal favorites.
To start with Adrian will be playing his masterpiece guitar, the Parker Fly Adrian Belew Signature Model through an Apple laptop. The effect has been electrifying on his creative juices. Adrian has been writing material it would have been impossible to create only last year. During the show he plays some new pieces and improvises over live loops he creates. He is doing some of his most fiery guitar work in this show. To personalize things Adrian will answer questions from the audience. He will talk about gear, past musical associations, the creative process, and many other subjects. The results are part illumination, part humorous.
Another recent technological leap forward has been the invention of a hand-held device called Tenori-On which has to be seen and heard to be appreciated. Adrian will perform some new music which includes the Tenori-On. In fact he has been careful to present a brand new more personalized show which highlights music not normally played with King Crimson or the Power Trio.
Last but not least, the fans have asked to see Adrian’s paintings up close and so the stage is littered, I mean decorated, with half a dozen paintings most of which have been included in recent CD packages.
Painting with Guitar is a new, personal, up-close, improvised multi-media presentation of the best state-of-art music Adrian has to offer. It would be a shame to hear about it later when you could witness it in person now.