ARTICLE: “Demented universe of Kid Koala”
Kid Koala has been up at MASS MoCA developing a project based on his (as yet unpublished) graphic novel Space Cadet and its accompanying soundtrack. I popped up and chatted with him on his second day in town. Here’s the advance feature, published in today’s Berkshire Eagle. (I got DJ Spooky to chime in as well.)
"Kid Koala pulls out a black-covered journal with ‘Space Cadet’ written in white lettering on its front, and flips through pages of a hand-drawn piano score to find a blank space. Sketching out the planned layout for the gallery of drawings and the performance space, he talks about his efforts to create an immersive experience that reinforces the storyline of the book, which he says is essentially about loneliness, family, and human connection.
'I can't play guitar and sing very well, I don't write good poetry, but I can go lock myself in a room and read all these manuals about turntables and master all these crazy 5,000-knob mixing desks,' he says.