Kansas City-based pianist Kari Johnson has been heard at a variety of new music venues including the 2013 Seoul International Computer Music Festival, the 2011 Thailand International Composition Festival, Electronic Music Midwest, and the Electro Acoustic Barn Dance. She can be heard on Irritable Hedgehog's 2012 release of Scott Blasco's Queen of Heaven. Johnson has an affinity for new music performance, which is evident in her fearless interpretations and willingness to explore new techniques. Her playing has been praised for its firm musicality and "sensitivies [that are] rather extraordinary." Johnson actively seeks collaborations with both up-and-coming and established composers, and enjoys introducing electronic music to new audiences.