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)[update], Keating uses Ableton Live and SooperLooper software along with Keith McMillen Instruments' SoftStep Foot Controller. 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.
^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)."