Zoe Keating, One Cello X 16: Natoma
About the Artist
Cellist and composer ZoÃ« Keating uses live electronic sampling and repetition to layer the sound of her cello, creating multi-layered compositions which explore the boundary between the familiar and the strange, the ugly and beautiful, the dark and the transcendent. Her music has been featured on NPR's Day to Day, on Public Radio International's Echoes and on the soundtrack to the award-winning documentary "Frozen Angels".
"...combines cello and a looping laptop in a hypnotic cocktail. ""- San Francisco Chronicle
"Alluring" - Toronto Eye
"the musical lovechild of Kate Bush and Steve Reich" - 7x7 Magazine ZoÃ«'s self-released debut album "One Cello x 16: Natoma" was the number 2 album in iTunes Classical and number 3 in Electronica in May and June of 2006. She composed the music for "Frozen Angels", which premiered at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival and was best documentary winner at the 2005 Nyon Festival and the 2005 Toronto HotDocs. In 2005 she received an emerging artist award from the San Francisco ArtSFest and an artistic development grant from the Belle Foundation ZoÃ« has recorded and performed with Tarentel, Rasputina, Imogen Heap, DJ Shadow, Charles Atlas, John Vanderslice, The Court and Spark, Michael Talbott and the Wolf Kings, Laughingstock, Moe!kestra, Jhno and Dionysos.
From 2002 to 2006, ZoÃ« was a member of the cello-rock ensemble Rasputina, founded by Nirvana cellist Melora Creager. With Rasputina, she toured the US and Canada countless times, opened for acts like Belle & Sebastian and The Legendary Pink Dots, and recorded two albums (Frustration Plantation, Instinct Records, April 2004; A Radical Recital, May 2005).