Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Zoë Keating at Club Cafe...
If you're a fan of the CBS show, Elementary, you might recognize Zoë's work from season one. Her work was featured in the soundtrack, and I think went perfectly with the quirky suspense and mystery of the show.
Besides being the soundtrack of a popular television program, at any given time you might stumble into my studio with her music on repeat. I knew her work before the show and used it as my own soundtrack. Her music has such a mythic quality. I love to work to it. She plays the cello and works with layers. It would be easy to imagine her playing with a whole fleet of musicians and an entire orchestra, but she plays solo and has a laptop (that she uses her foot to control) to create those multiple layers that weave together. Her music has such energy and evokes such a powerful emotional response. When she uses her cello to create the percussion tracks, I can literally feel my heart beat faster. It's kind of like running through the woods in some fairy tale.
Seeing her perform in person was really a treat. I was familiar with the selections, and it was interesting to see how she builds the music, layer by layer. She really has a focused intensity and does such a wonderful job storytelling with music.
It was a lovely distraction and I'm glad that we could brave the elements and make it to town to see her play. The space was packed and very intimate. I was pleased to see the show sold out and filled to capacity. Zoë Keating is highly deserving and I definitely recommend listening to her music. CLICK HERE to visit her website.