Interview with Zoë Keating

Event Date: 
Thursday, June 8, 2023 - 2:30pm
Zoe Keating

Join Sex 14's on Thursday, June 8th @ 2:30PM when he speaks with cellist // composer // performer, Zoë Keating, before she appears at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley for two performances on June 10th & 11th.

Zoë Keating has spent the last 20 years exploring the landscape of sounds a string instrument can make. She coaxes sounds out of the very edges of her cello, adeptly layering them into “swoon inducing” (San Francisco Weekly) music that is unclassifiable yet “a distinctive mix of old and new” (National Public Radio).

She is known for her use of technology – which she uses to record and sample her cello onstage and in the studio – and for her DIY approach – composing, recording and producing her works on her own terms, without the help of a record label.

As a cellist Zoë has played with a wide range of artists, including Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer, Guy Sigsworth, Tears for Fears, DJ Shadow, Dan Hicks, Thomas Dolby, Sean Ono Lennon, John Vanderslice, Rasputina, Pomplamoose and Paolo Nutini.

Zoë lives in Burlington, VT and her latest projects include scoring for a three-part science series that will be revealed in Dec 2023 and a motion picture scheduled for release in 2023.