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Carla Kihlstedt

vn, voc, *1971 US, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Singer / Musician / Composer of Dance and Rock

Carla Kihlstedt (born 1971) is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Cod.She is a founding member of Tin Hat Trio (1997, now renamed Tin Hat), Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Book of Knots, Causing a Tiger and Rabbit Rabbit. Other musical projects include 2 Foot Yard, Charming Hostess and Minamo (Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii). She is a recognized classical composer who has performed with the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), has worked occasionally on projects with Tom Waits and Fred Frith, and recorded numerous albums as a guest or session musician. Kihlstedt has studied at the Peabody Conservatory of Music, San Francisco Conservatory of Music, and Oberlin Con

  • Violin
  • Vocals
  • Organ
  • Viola
  • Guitar
  • Dance
  • Rock
  • Jazz
  • Folk
  • World
Popular Tracks   
Towels on the Field on 12 Mighty Orphans by Mark Orton
A cloud on a leaf on Tin Hat: the rain is a handsome animal by Tin Hat Trio
Hardy's Speech on 12 Mighty Orphans by Mark Orton
Frank Arrested on 12 Mighty Orphans by Mark Orton
What Are You Thinking, Son? on 12 Mighty Orphans by Mark Orton
12 Mighty Orphans / Drive to the Home on 12 Mighty Orphans by Mark Orton
Sweet spring (Arr. C. Kihlstedt and M. Orton) on Tin Hat: the rain is a handsome animal by Tin Hat Trio
Don Giovanni - Variation 1 on My Old Lady by Mark Orton
Sneaking Out on 12 Mighty Orphans by Mark Orton
Unchanging on Tin Hat: the rain is a handsome animal by Tin Hat Trio

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Smoking Balance: The Complete RecordingsPhilip Gelb, Carla Kihlstedt, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry2011Album
Causing A TigerCarla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi, Shahzad Ismaily2010Album
Ravish (And Other Tales For The Stage) - Music Written For Dance And TheaterCarla Kihlstedt, Matthias Bossi2008Compil.
MinamoCarla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii2007Album
The Compass, Log, And LeadFred Frith, Stevie Wishart, Carla Kihlstedt2006Album
Flying LowCarla Kihlstedt and Shahzad Ismaily2004Album
2 Foot YardCarla Kihlstedt2003Album
Dalaba Frith Glick Rieman KihlstedtLesli Dalaba / Fred Frith / Eric Glick Rieman / Carla Kihlstedt2002Album
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