Kishi Bashi

Kishi Bashi

ARTIST PROFILE

Kishi Bashi is the pseudonym for violin virtuoso K Ishibashi. Having recorded, toured, and collaborated with diverse artists such as Regina Spektor, Sondre Lerche, and of Montreal, Kishi Bashi released his first full-length album "151a" via Joyful Noise in 2012, which received high praise and the title of NPR's "Best New Artist Of The Year". K's follow-up album "Lighght" expanded his palette to include more diverse and nuanced instrumentation, flirting with Eastern-tinged arrangements, Philip Glass inspired improvisations, and 70s prog. With 2016’s "Sonderlust", K’s work became more intensely personal and artistically adventurous with the help of producer Chris Taylor, engineer Pat Dillet, and drummer Matt Chamberlain.

"Omoiyari" is Kishi Bashi’s fourth album, and his most important yet. Many of the songs were initially inspired by history and oppression, and he deftly weaves tales of love, loss, and wanting to connect listeners to the past. Channeling the hard-learned lessons of history, Omoiyari is an uncompromising musical statement on the turbulent sociopolitical atmosphere of present-day America, lauded by NPR for its “profound empathy” and The New York Times for its “hand played yet exquisitely polished” qualities. 

Over the last several years, K has traveled frequently to Montana and Wyoming to work on an upcoming “song film” version of Omoiyari about Japanese internment during WWII. It has been an emotional and creatively potent experience for Kaoru to spend time in the American West, speaking with internment camp incarcerees and descendents. Considering his own bicultural identity as the child of Japanese immigrants has come to influence Kishi Bashi’s approach to songwriting. 

Promo Photos

Album Art

Omoiyari

Management

Tom Sarig // Esther Creative Group
tom@ecgnyc.com

US Publicity

Hector Silva // Chromatic PR
hector@chromaticpr.com

Christina // Chromatic PR
christina@chromaticpr.com 

Radio

Shil Patel // Tiger Bomb Promo
shil@tigerbombpromo.com 

Booking

Emilio Grijalva // United Talent
Emilio.Grijalva@unitedtalent.com

Licensing & Syncs

Terrorbird
syncteam@terrorbird.com // 323-284-8000

Label

Karl Hofstetter // Joyful Noise
karl@joyfulnoiserecordings.com

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Emigrant EP
Emigrant EP
Emigrant EP
Emigrant EP
Emigrant EP

Kishi Bashi

Emigrant EP

Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari - Cover photo: carved and painted scrap-wood bird pins by artists Himeo Fukuhara and Kazuko Matsumoto reprinted from- “The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946,” (2004, Ten Speed Press) with the permission of author Delphine Hirasuna, designer Kit Hinrichs, and photographer Terry Heffernan.
Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari - Cover photo: carved and painted scrap-wood bird pins by artists Himeo Fukuhara and Kazuko Matsumoto reprinted from- “The Art of Gaman: Arts and Crafts from the Japanese American Internment Camps 1942-1946,” (2004, Ten Speed Press) with the permission of author Delphine Hirasuna, designer Kit Hinrichs, and photographer Terry Heffernan.
Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari - White Vinyl LP
Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari - LP
Kishi Bashi - Omoiyari - JNR VIP Vinyl

Kishi Bashi

Omoiyari

Sonderlust - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
Sonderlust - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
Sonderlust - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 2
Sonderlust - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 3
Sonderlust - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 4

Kishi Bashi

Sonderlust

Lighght - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
Lighght - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
Lighght - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 2
Lighght - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 3
Kishi Bashi - Lighght (Vinyl)
Lighght

Kishi Bashi

Lighght

151a - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
151a - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
151a - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 2
151a - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 3
151a - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 4
Kishi Bashi - 151a (VIP Edition)

Kishi Bashi

151a

Stillwater: Vol. 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)
Stillwater: Vol. 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)
Stillwater: Vol. 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)
Stillwater: Vol. 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)

Kishi Bashi

Stillwater: Vol. 1 (Apple TV+ Original Series Soundtrack)

String Quartet Live! - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
String Quartet Live! - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 1
String Quartet Live! - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 2
String Quartet Live! - Kishi Bashi - Joyful Noise Recordings - 3

Kishi Bashi

String Quartet Live!

Kishi Bashi - Room For Dream EP
Kishi Bashi - Room For Dream EP
Kishi Bashi - Room For Dream EP Vinyl

Kishi Bashi

Room For Dream EP