Carla Kihlstedt

born on 23/11/1971 in Lancaster, PA, United States

Carla Kihlstedt

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Carla Kihlstedt

Carla Kihlstedt is an American composer, violinist, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist, originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania and currently working from a home studio on Cape Cod.[1]

She is a founding member of Tin Hat Trio (1997, now renamed Tin Hat), Rabbit Rabbit, Sleepytime Gorilla Museum, The Book of Knots and Causing a Tiger. 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),[2] 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 Conservatory of Music.[3]

In February 2012 she founded Rabbit Rabbit with her husband (and former Sleepytime Gorilla Museum drummer) Matthias Bossi. Rabbit Rabbit released their debut album, Rabbit Rabbit Radio Vol. 1 in 2013. The band revolves around a song-a-month subscription website called Rabbit Rabbit Radio.[4]


Collaborations and bands

Phil Gelb, Carla Kihlstedt, John Shiurba, Matthew Sperry
  • 199899 Smoking Balance: The Complete Recordings (Limited Sedition, 2011)
Charming Hostess
  • 1999 Eat (Vaccination)
  • 2004 Punch (RR)
  • 2004 Sarajevo Blues (Tzadik)
Tin Hat
  • 1999 Memory Is an Elephant (Angel)
  • 2000 Helium (Angel)
  • 2002 The Rodeo Eroded (Ropeadope/Rykodisc)
  • 2004 Book of Silk (Ropeadope/Rykodisc)
  • 2007 The Sad Machinery of Spring (Hannibal)
  • 2007 La giusta distanza (OST, Radiofandango)
  • 2010 Foreign Legion (BAG)
  • 2012 The Rain Is a Handsome Animal (New Amsterdam)
Sleepytime Gorilla Museum
  • 2001 Grand Opening and Closing (Seeland/Belle Antique/Chaosophy)
  • 2003 Live (Sickroom)
  • 2004 Of Natural History (Web of Mimicry)
  • 2005 The Face with Shinichi Momo Koga (DVD, not on label)
  • 2007 In Glorious Times (The End)
2 Foot Yard
  • 2003 2 Foot Yard (Tzadik)
  • 2008 Borrowed Arms (Yard Work/CD Baby)
Leslie Dalaba, Fred Frith, Eric Glick Rieman & Carla Kihlstedt
  • 2003 Dalaba Frith Glick Rieman Kihlstedt (Accretions)
The Book of Knots
  • 2004 The Book of Knots (Arclight)
  • 2007 Traineater (Anti-)
  • 2011 Garden of Fainting Stars (Ipecac)
Carla Kihlstedt & Shahzad Ismaily
  • 2004 Flying Low (Holy Night in the Outhouse)
Carla Kihlstedt, Fred Frith & Stevie Wishart
  • 2005 The Compass, Log and Lead (Intakt)
Carla Kihlstedt & Satoko Fujii
  • 2007 Minamo (Henceforth)
  • 2009 Kuroi Kawa ~ Black River (Tzadik)
Cosa Brava
  • 2010 Ragged Atlas (Intakt)
  • 2012 The Letter (Intakt)
Causing a Tiger
  • 2010 Causing a Tiger (Les Disques Victo)
  • 2011 How We Held Our Post (Twelve Cups)
Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi
  • 2008 Ravish (And Other Tales for the Stage) with Dan Rathbun (Twelve Cups)
  • 2011 Still You Lay Dreaming: Tales for the Stage, II (self-released)
  • 2012 Niagara Falling: Tales for the Stage, III (self-released)
Rabbit Rabbit
  • 2013 Rabbit Rabbit Radio Vol. 1 (self-released)

As a guest or session musician

  • 1998 12 Minor Ben Goldberg
  • 1999 Half-wit Anthems Deadweight
  • 1999 California Mr. Bungle
  • 1999 Blue Third Eye Blind
  • 1999 Pokey in the Bobo Baby Snufkin
  • 2000 American Pi Austin Willacy
  • 2001 This Ungodly Hour Mumble & Peg
  • 2002 Alice Tom Waits
  • 2002 Trilectic Jewlia Eisenberg
  • 2003 Rybi Tuk U Jsme Doma
  • 2004 I'm Gonna Stop Killing Carla Bozulich
  • 2004 Timelines Lesli Dalaba
  • 2005 Tommyland: The Ride Tommy Lee
  • 2005 Love Songs Peter Garland
  • 2006 There Be Squabbles Ahead Stolen Babies
  • 2006 The Door, the Hat, the Chair, the Fact Ben Goldberg
  • 2006 Orphans: Brawlers, Bawlers & Bastards Tom Waits
  • 2006 Dreaming Through the Noise Vienna Teng
  • 2007 The Happy End Problem Fred Frith
  • 2007 A Distant Youth Wu Fei
  • 2007 A Handful of World; Kafka Songs Lisa Bielawa
  • 2007 Two Rooms of Uranium Inside 83 Markers Moe! Staiano's Moe!kestra!
  • 2008 Unsquare Maybe Monday
  • 2008 Our Bright Future Tracy Chapman
  • 2008 Diana and James Greg Copeland
  • 2009 Bare Bones Madeleine Peyroux
  • 2009 Fear Draws Misfortune Cheer-Accident
  • 2009 Nowhere, Sideshow, Thin Air Fred Frith
  • 2010 Eye to Ear III Fred Frith

See also

  • Romantic Warriors II: A Progressive Music Saga About Rock in Opposition
  • Romantic Warriors II: Special Features DVD


  1. WNYC Sound Check. Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
  2. New York Times. Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
  3. The official Carla Kihlstedt website. Retrieved on 2014-02-01.
  4. Rabbit Rabbit Radio. Rabbit Rabbit Radio. Retrieved on 2013-09-25.

External links

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Carla Kihlstedt

  • The official Carla Kihlstedt web site
  • Rabbit Rabbit Radio (A monthly offering of music, films, photos and more from Carla Kihlstedt & Matthias Bossi)
  • The UN-official Carla Kihlstedt web site
  • Carla Kihlstedt on Bandcamp
  • Interview with Carla Kihlstedt from Hitchhiking Off the Map radio program (RealAudio file; click to listen)
  • Guest host of Bowed Radio Episode 006 (50 minutes, mp3 format)
  • Sleepytime Gorilla Museum official site
  • Tin Hat Trio official site
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