Sketch in the gallery as world-renowned scratch DJ Kid Koala plays some of his favorite quiet time records that he has collected on his travels around the world.
*Museum admission is free for Illinois residents every Thursday, 5:00–8:00—including during this event.
Presented with the Empty Bottle
Support for Live Arts programming is provided by the Woman’s Board of the Art Institute of Chicago
Eric San, also known as Kid Koala, is a world-renowned scratch DJ, music producer, and award-winning graphic novelist. He has released four solo albums on Ninja Tune, the most recent being 12 Bit Blues. He has released two graphic novels, Nufonia Must Fall and Space Cadet, and has been involved in collaborations including Gorillaz, Deltron 3030, and The Slew.
Kid Koala has toured with the likes of Radiohead, Arcade Fire, the Beastie Boys, Money Mark, A Tribe Called Quest, Mike Patton, DJ Shadow, and The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. He has contributed to scores for the films Shaun of the Dead, Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, Looper, The Great Gatsby, and Men, Women and Children and composed music for the National Film Board of Canada, the Cartoon Network, Sesame Street, and Adult Swim. He has also been commissioned to create music for runway shows for Belgian fashion designer Dries Van Noten.
Kid Koala’s unforgettable live shows express his unique form of storytelling with music, animation, film, and interactive entertainment. He has toured six continents.