Zoë Keating

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Zoë Keating
Zoe Keating - Pop!Tech 2009 - Camden, ME.jpg
Zoë Keating at Pop!Tech in 2009
Background information
Birth nameZoë Clare Keating
Born(1972-02-02) February 2, 1972 (age 41)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresContemporary classical, cello rock
OccupationsComposer, producer
InstrumentsCello
Associated actsRasputina, Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer, Melissa Barak
Websitewww.zoekeating.com
 
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Zoë Keating
Zoe Keating - Pop!Tech 2009 - Camden, ME.jpg
Zoë Keating at Pop!Tech in 2009
Background information
Birth nameZoë Clare Keating
Born(1972-02-02) February 2, 1972 (age 41)
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
OriginSan Francisco, California, United States
GenresContemporary classical, cello rock
OccupationsComposer, producer
InstrumentsCello
Associated actsRasputina, Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer, Melissa Barak
Websitewww.zoekeating.com

Zoë Keating (born February 2, 1972) is a Canadian-born cellist and composer based in San Francisco, California.

Music career[edit]

Keating performed from 2002 to 2006 as second chair cellist in the cello rock band Rasputina. She is featured on Amanda Palmer's debut solo album, Who Killed Amanda Palmer.

In her solo performances and recordings (particularly the ongoing project she calls "One Cello x 16"), she uses live electronic sampling and repetition in order to layer the sound of her cello, creating rhythmically dense musical structures. As of 29 October 2012 (2012-10-29), Keating uses Ableton Live and SooperLooper software[1] along with Keith McMillen Instruments' SoftStep Foot Controller.[2] Her self-produced album One Cello x 16: Natoma has four times made it to #1 on the iTunes classical charts and she is the recipient of a 2009 Performing Arts grant from the Creative Capital Foundation.

In January 2011, Keating won the award for Contemporary Classical Album from The 10th Annual Independent Music Awards.[3]

In July 2011, Keating was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum.[4]

On September 1, 2013 the LA Times published an Op-Ed she authored. It discussed the positive and negative effects of her iTunes revenue on her Do-It-Yourself performing career.[5]

Personal life[edit]

In 1972, Keating was born in Guelph, Ontario to an English mother and an American father. She began playing the cello at the age of eight and attended Sarah Lawrence College in New York. Prior to 2002, she worked as an information architect. She has worked on projects for the Research Libraries Group and the Database of Recorded American Music.

In March 2010, Keating announced via her website that she was expecting her first child with her partner Jeff in May.[6] She gave birth to a son, Alex, on May 12, 2010.[7]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • 2004 - One Cello x 16 (EP)
  • 2005 - One Cello x 16: Natoma
  • 2010 - Into the Trees

Soundtracks[edit]

With Curt Smith[edit]

With Pomplamoose[edit]

  • 2009 - Always in the Season

With Halou[edit]

With Amanda Palmer[edit]

With Mar[edit]

  • 2007 - The Sound

With Rasputina[edit]

With John Vanderslice[edit]

With Tarentel[edit]

  • 2001 - The Order of Things

With Dionysos[edit]

  • 1999 - Haiku

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ableton Live & SooperLooper!". twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  2. ^ "could be the answer to my foot controller issues". twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29. 
  3. ^ "Zoe Keating". Independentmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 
  4. ^ "Cellist Zoë Keating brings enchanting sounds to stage tonight". The Union. July 19, 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013. 
  5. ^ Zoë Keating (2013-09-01). "LABOR PAINS - The sharps and flats of the music business - iTunes helps a DIY musician make a living. But what the Internet gives, it can also take away.". latimes.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01. "Monthly payments from iTunes have been steady ever since, and they've made a lot of things possible. They allowed me to buy a house, a reliable car and health insurance, and to take time off when my son was born. It sounds pathetic, but knowing that 60,000 people liked my albums enough to buy them gave me confidence I'd lacked and encouraged me to take my art seriously and make more of it." 
  6. ^ Zoë Keating (2010-03-09). "Zoe's Incredibly Interesting Blog: Expanding". Blog.zoekeating.com. Retrieved 2013-09-01. "However, I doubt you will find the poster the most interesting thing about this photo .... http://www.zoekeating.com/blog/uploaded_images/P2211062-788701.jpg ahem. Yes, its true! We're expecting a baby in MAY! So, if you see me over the next couple months, please don't think my latest hippo-look is just because I've gone all crazy with the chocolate ice cream (although I admit I have felt compelled to eat a fair amount of it over the last few months)." 
  7. ^ "Twitter / Zoe Keating: baby Alex is 3 weeks today". Twitter.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2012-04-24. 

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