Zoë Keating at Pop!Tech in 2009
|Birth name||Zoë Keating|
February 2, 1972 |
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
|Origin||San Francisco, California, United States|
|Genres||Contemporary classical, cello rock|
|Occupation(s)||Musician, Composer, producer|
|Associated acts||Rasputina, Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer, Melissa Barak|
In her solo performances and recordings Keating 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[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 was four times #1 on the iTunes classical charts and "Into the Trees" spent 47 weeks on the Billboard classical chart, peaking at #7. She is the recipient of a 2009 Performing Arts grant from the Creative Capital Foundation.
Keating's songs have been featured in various commercials, TV shows, films, video games, and dance performances including CBS's Elementary, NBC's Crisis, So You Think You Can Dance, MTV's Teen Wolf, Dateline, Have You Heard from Johannesburg, The Day Carl Sandburg Died, Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, The Retrieval, and The Witness.
In July 2011, Keating was named a Young Global Leader of the World Economic Forum. She performed at the closing ceremony of the forum's Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 25, 2014.
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 2005, she worked as an information architect. She worked on projects at the now defunct Perspecta, Inc and the Research Libraries Group (now part of OCLC) and the Database of Recorded American Music.
Rusch was diagnosed with stage 4 cancer in May 2014, and was admitted to the hospital for emergency treatment. Days later, Keating and Rusch received a letter denying coverage for this hospital stay by their insurance company, Anthem Blue Cross. After local media publicized the story, Anthem Blue Cross reversed its decision, telling Keating in a phone call that the hospital stay will be covered. Rusch died on February 19, 2015.
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- 2004 - One Cello x 16 (EP)
- 2005 - One Cello x 16: Natoma
- 2010 - Into the Trees
- 2001 - I Am a Sex Addict - composer, additional music
- 2005 - Frozen Angels - composer, cello
- 2007 - The Devil's Chair - composer, cello
- 2008 - Ghost Bird - composer, cello
- 2008 - Not Forgotten - cello
- 2008 - The Secret Life of Bees - cello
- 2010 - Breaking Bad - recorded cello version of the theme by David Porter
- 2010 - (1)Doubt, (2)Nostalgia Trio, (3)Frozen Angels, (4)Coda, (5)Legions(War), (6)The Last Bird, (7)Arrival, (8)Legions(Aftermath) - for writing and performing in The House of Suh film credits
- 2010 - "The Conspirator" - cello
- 2011 - Warrior - cello
- 2012 - Elementary (TV series) - composer, cello
- 2015 - Felizes para Sempre? - composer of "Tetrishead", opening and ending theme
- 2015 - The Returned - composer, producer, cello, keyboards, vocals, guitar
- 2016 - Manhattan (TV series) - composer, cello
With Curt Smith
- 2010 - All is Love
- 2009 - Always in the Season
- 2008 - Halou
With Amanda Palmer
- 2008 - Who Killed Amanda Palmer
- 2010 - Amanda Palmer Performs the Popular Hits of Radiohead on Her Magical Ukulele
- 2007 - The Sound
With John Vanderslice
- 2001 - The Order of Things
- 1999 - Haiku
- "Ableton Live & SooperLooper!". twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
- "could be the answer to my foot controller issues". twitter.com. Retrieved 2012-10-29.
- "Zoe Keating". Independentmusicawards.com. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
- "Cellist Zoë Keating brings enchanting sounds to stage tonight". The Union. July 19, 2013. Retrieved 31 July 2013.
- 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.
- "Jeff Russo & Zoe Keating to Score A&E’s ‘The Returned’". Film Music Reporter. November 4, 2014. Retrieved 19 January 2015.
- 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).
- "Twitter / Zoe Keating: baby Alex is 3 weeks today". Twitter.com. 2010-06-02. Retrieved 2012-04-24.
- "Unbelievable". tumblr.com. 2014-05-18. Retrieved 2014-05-19.
- Andria Borba (May 28, 2014). "Sonoma County Man Battling Cancer Denied Coverage By Anthem Blue Cross After Paying $100K In Premiums". KPIX-CBS San Francisco. Retrieved 2014-05-29. includes video and transcript of coverage.
- "Anthem Blue Cross To Cover Sonoma County Cancer Patient After KPIX 5 Report". KPIX-CBS San Francisco. May 30, 2014. Retrieved 2014-05-31.
- Holubiak, Ian (February 24, 2015). "Jeffrey Rusch, Husband to Zoë Keating, Dies After Initially Being Denied Cancer Treatment". Classicalite. Retrieved 3 March 2015.
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