“Zoe Keating soaks up all the atmosphere in any given room like a sponge and spits it out in the form of densely arranged, cinematic cello spirals and loops...Swoon-inducing. Like taking a triple-shot of absinthe before stepping outside of the bar just in time to see the sun exploding.” -- Aron Fischer, San Francisco Weekly
“Into The Trees is, in a word, totally un-#$%&-believable. Keating has taken the best of several different worlds and molded them into something that is greater than the sum of its parts." -- Jeff Higgins, Groove Sandwich
Armed with just her cello and a box of electronics, Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. In live time, she records layer upon layer of cello, her feet dancing over an array of pedals to transform her solo performances into lush and beautiful multipart works. As a cellist and arranger, Zoë has worked with a wide range of artists including Imogen Heap, Mark Isham, Curt Smith, Amanda Palmer, DJ Shadow, Pomplamoose and Paolo Nutini. From 2002 to 2006 she was a member of the cello-rock trio Rasputina. Zoë is a recipient of a 2009 performing arts grant from the Creative Capital foundation. Her new self-released album, Into The Trees (2010), spent 49 weeks on the Billboard classical charts.