Kishi Bashi's music has been an important influence in my life. I first heard the enchanting violinist two years ago when he last performed in Minneapolis but I was unable to attend. I devoured the first album on repeat and it was this music that got me through an incredibly challenging time in my life. I played his joyful melodies to get through the collapse of a company I had worked hard to save and it gave me the strength I needed to start a business that has become more than I could have ever imagined.
The following summer when visiting my sister in Tokyo, I got the chance to see him perform. The show included Japanese dancers in maid outfits and I was able to watch from the front row.
In the same year, I worked hard to pursue my dream of inventing and performing a new style of acrobatics. On my birthday, I was gifted tickets to his upcoming concert in Minneapolis. This is my tribute to everything Kishi Bashi's music has meant to me.
See you on the 30th, K!