Carla Kihlstedt

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Carla Kihlstedt
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Carla Kihlstedt performing with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, Austria, November 2007
Background information
Born1971 (age 46–47)[1][2]
Lancaster, Pennsylvania, U.S.
GenresAvant-garde, experimental, free improvisation, contemporary classical
Occupation(s)Musician, composer
InstrumentsViolin, keyboards, vocals
Years active1998–present
LabelsTzadik, Twelve Cups, Intakt
Associated actsSleepytime Gorilla Museum, Tin Hat, Causing a Tiger, Charming Hostess, 2 Foot Yard, Stolen Babies, The Book of Knots, Cosa Brava, Rabbit Rabbit
Websitewww.carlakihlstedt.com

Carla Kihlstedt (born 1971)[1][2] is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Cod.[3]

She is a founding member of Tin Hat Trio (1997, renamed Tin Hat), Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Book of Knots, Causing a Tiger and Rabbit Rabbit. Other musical projects include 2 Foot Yard, Charming Hostess and Minamo (Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii). She is a recognized classical composer who has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE),[4] has worked occasionally on projects with Tom Waits, John Zorn, and Fred Frith, and recorded numerous albums as a guest or session musician. Kihlstedt has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Oberlin Conservatory of Music.[5]

In February 2012 she founded Rabbit Rabbit with her husband (and former Sleepytime Gorilla Museum drummer) Matthias Bossi. Rabbit Rabbit released their debut album, Rabbit Rabbit Radio – Vol. 1 in 2013. The band revolves around a song-a-month subscription website called Rabbit Rabbit Radio.[6]

Discography[edit]

Collaborations and bands[edit]

Phil Gelb, Carla Kihlstedt, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry
  • 1998–99 – Smoking Balance: The Complete Recordings (Limited Sedition, 2011)
Charming Hostess
  • 1999 – Eat (Vaccination)
  • 2004 – Punch (RēR)
  • 2004 – Sarajevo Blues (Tzadik)
Tin Hat
  • 1999 – Memory Is an Elephant (Angel)
  • 2000 – Helium (Angel)
  • 2002 – The Rodeo Eroded (Ropeadope/Rykodisc)
  • 2004 – Book of Silk (Ropeadope/Rykodisc)
  • 2007 – The Sad Machinery of Spring (Hannibal)
  • 2007 – La giusta distanza (OST, Radiofandango)
  • 2010 – Foreign Legion (BAG)
  • 2012 – The Rain Is a Handsome Animal (New Amsterdam)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
2 Foot Yard
  • 2003 – 2 Foot Yard (Tzadik)
  • 2008 – Borrowed Arms (Yard Work/CD Baby)
Lesli Dalaba, Fred Frith, Eric Glick Rieman & Carla Kihlstedt
The Book of Knots
  • 2004 – The Book of Knots (Arclight)
  • 2007 – Traineater (ANTI-)
  • 2011 – Garden of Fainting Stars (Ipecac)
Carla Kihlstedt & Shahzad Ismaily
  • 2004 – Flying Low (Holy Night in the Outhouse)
Carla Kihlstedt, Fred Frith & Stevie Wishart
Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii
  • 2007 – Minamo (Henceforth)
  • 2009 – Kuroi Kawa ~ Black River (Tzadik)
Cosa Brava
Causing a Tiger
  • 2010 – Causing a Tiger (Les Disques Victo)
  • 2011 – How We Held Our Post (Twelve Cups)
Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi
  • 2008 – Ravish (And Other Tales for the Stage) with Dan Rathbun (Twelve Cups)
  • 2011 – Still You Lay Dreaming: Tales for the Stage, II (self-released)
  • 2012 – Niagara Falling: Tales for the Stage, III (self-released)
Rabbit Rabbit
  • 2013 – Rabbit Rabbit Radio – Vol. 1 (self-released)
  • 2014 – Rabbit Rabbit Radio – Vol. 2: Swallow Me Whole (self-released)
  • 2015 – Rabbit Rabbit Radio – Vol. 3: Year of the Wooden Horse (self-released)
  • 2016 – I'll Always Remember You (self-released)

As a guest or session musician[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Carla Kihlstedt". Celebrity Networth. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  2. ^ a b "Carla Kihlstedt". Other Minds. Retrieved May 12, 2014.
  3. ^ "WNYC Sound Check". Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  4. ^ "New York Times". Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  5. ^ "The official Carla Kihlstedt website". Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved February 1, 2014.
  6. ^ "Rabbit Rabbit Radio". Rabbit Rabbit Radio. Retrieved September 25, 2013.

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