Adrian Belew: One Man Electric Show Painting with a Guitar
Painting with Guitar is Adrian Belew's latest live offering to compliment the rockin' Power Trio. It's a one-man show, but a very different one-man show. When most people think "one-man show" they think a guy with acoustic guitar sits quietly and sings his songs. This is anything but that. Although Adrian will sing some of his personal favorites, this is an electric guitar feast demonstrating the latest technology he’s been working with and the new music it is helping create.
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 that 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. And to personalize things, Adrian will answer questions from the audience. People love to 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 will also be 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.