|Birth name||Carmen Rizzo|
8 April 1964|
|Genres||Electronic world music (EWM)|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer, songwriter, mixer & engineer, recording artist|
|Instruments||Electronic instruments (keyboards, turntables, mixing, programming), drums|
|Associated acts||Trentemøller, Apparat, Telefon Tel Aviv, Amon Tobin, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Portishead, Massive Attack, Alpha, The Notwist|
Carmen Rizzo (born April 8, 1964) is a producer, mixer, programmer, DJ, remixer and recording artist based in Los Angeles. The two-time Grammy nominee has worked with Seal, Coldplay, Paul Oakenfold, Alanis Morissette, Dido, Jem, Niyaz, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Khaled, Tiësto, BT, Esthero, A.R. Rahman and Pete Townshend.
Spanning a record-making career of nearly two decades, Rizzo has worked with record producers Trevor Horn, David Foster, Marius De Vries and Rob Cavallo. In addition to collaborating with Tuvan throat singers Huun Huur Tu, Rizzo also co-founded the world/electronic act Niyaz with Azam Ali and Loga Ramin Torkian (with three #1 iTunes albums), and contributed original music to the David Lynch Foundation album alongside Moby and Peter Gabriel. Rizzo has released his own solo electronic albums: Lost Art of the Idle Moment (2005), Ornament of an Imposter (2008), and Looking Through Leaves (2010), with invited musicians and vocalists as contributors and The Space Left Behind. Rizzo's music also appears in numerous movies and TV shows including CSI Miami and True Blood.
Rizzo is a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, and served on the board of Governors & Trustees (Grammy) as well as on the Producer & Engineering Advisory Board. In these roles Rizzo was partly responsible for introducing the category of Best Electronic Album. Rizzo participated in and hosted the HBO documentary The Song Story which documents three unsigned music artists produced by him.
As a composer, Rizzo is represented by the William Morris Agency. In addition to scoring films for director Michael Apted, he composed the score for the film Perfect Sisters with Oscar-nominated actress Abigail Breslin and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, as well as the end title for the video game Uncharted 2. Rizzo is represented by Global Positioning Services in Santa Monica, California.
|2013||Lea Cappelli||Forthcoming Album||Producer, engineer, mixer, co-writer|
|Carmen Rizzo||Romancia EP||Producer, engineer, mixer, co-writer|
|2012||Niyaz||Sumud||Producer, programmer, mixer, musician|
|2011||Carmen Rizzo||The Space Left Behind||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer|
|2010||Carmen Rizzo||Looking Through Leaves||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer|
|A.R Rahman & Dido||If I Rise from 127 Hours Soundtrack||Remixer|
|2009||Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo||Eternal||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer|
|Lal Meri||Lal Meri||Producer, engineer, mixer, musician|
|2008||Carmen Rizzo||Ornament of An Imposter||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer|
|Alanis Morissette||Under The Rug Swept||Engineer, programmer, mixer|
|Les Rita Mitsouko||Systeme D||Engineer, mixer|
|Niyaz||Nine Heavens||Producer, programmer, musician|
|2007||Kate Havnevik||Melankton||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer, musician|
|Les Rita Mitsouko||Systeme D||Engineer, mixer|
|2006||Carmen Rizzo||The Lost Art of the Idle Moment||Producer, engineer, programmer|
|2005||Coldplay||X and Y||Engineer, programmer, Remixer|
|Niyaz||Niyaz||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer, musician|
|Alanis Morissette||"Uninvited" from City of Angels||Engineer, programmer, musician|
|Alanis Morissette||"Still" from Dogma||Programmer, musician|
|2004||Rachel Fuller||Cigarettes & Housework||Producer (with Pete Townshend)|
|2003||Delerium||Chimera||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer, writer|
|Michael Nyman||Sangam||Producer, engineer|
|Carla Werner||"Wanderlust" from Departure||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer, writer|
|Carmen Rizzo||"Beso" feat. Kinnie Starr, from Thirteen||Producer Engineer, programmer, mixer, writer|
|Paul Oakenfold||Bunkka||Producer, engineer, ReMixer, mixer, musician, writer|
|2001||Perry Farrell||Song Yet To Be Sung||Engineer, programmer, mixer|
|Grant Lee Phillips||Mobilize||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer|
|Freakpower||More of Everything for Everyboyd||Mixer|
|2000||Supreme Beings of Leisure||Supreme Beings of Leisure||Producer, engineer, mixer|
|1999||Mel C||Northern Star||Engineer, mixer|
|Povi||Life in Volcanoes||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer, musician|
|Beth Nielsen Chapman||"Message in a Bottle" from Message in a Bottle Motion Picture||Producer, engineer, programmer, mixer, musician|
|1996||Doyle Bramhall||Doyle Bramhall II||Engineer, mixer|
|1994||Seal||Seal II||Engineer, programmer, mixer, musician|
|1993||Ray Charles||My World||Mixer|
- "Getting Artists Noticed". Mix. May 1, 2009. Archived from the original on May 4, 2009. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
- Grammy Nominees 2009
- Official Selected Discography[permanent dead link]
- Carmen Rizzo Joins GPS Roster
- Ableton: Artist Interview
- "Lend an ear to these tunes". USA Today. September 15, 2005. Retrieved December 8, 2009.
- LAPhil Show
- OReilly.net Interview
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on March 4, 2014. Retrieved 2012-09-19.
- GRAMMY SoundTable '08
- "Grammy SoundTable". Grammy.com. October 5, 2008. Retrieved December 8, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- William Morris Agency: Carmen Rizzo
- Global Positioning Services