Kelli Rudick is an American born composer and instrumentalist who lives and works in New York. Kelli's debut album No One Knows You're Foreign established her as an innovative guitar player with a compelling approach to her instrument. Her distinctive style is marked by her passionate curiosity and imagination; she plays with original tunings and chords, percussive rhythms and looped beats. Kelli's second album due to be released in 2012, is a departure from her acoustic debut, exploring new territory and mixing genres; combining orchestration for strings with electronica.
Kelli has scored films including the documentary feature No Gravity, No Pain (Dir. Silvia Cassalino, 2011), the Sundance selected short film Awol (Dir. Deb Shoval, 2010), A Night in the Sunlight (Dir. Shawn Telford, 2009) and Absolutely I Do (Dir. Aline Allegra, 2009). Kelli is passionate about film and continues to work with filmmakers on a number of projects.
Beyond the studio, Kelli has toured the USA four times and played internationally in the UK and Israel. Her live setup usually includes a full fleet of instruments and players. Kelli has collaborated with Nick Zammuto of The Books playing on his album The Way Out, and recently engineered Scott Matthew's new album Gallantry's Favorite Son.
Apart from music, Kelli is interested in Russian absurdist literature, her grandmother's Bronx accent, funny dancing, Jameson on the rocks, and dogs.
released August 31, 2012
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