Zoë Keating Biography
The Canadian-born cellist Zoë Keating uses innovative recording and performing techniques to create her own immersive soundscapes. After turning her back on classical music, she's now carved a niche for herself in the industry after stints with various rock bands and other performers like Imogen Heap and Amanda Palmer.
- Born on February 2nd 1972 in Ontario, Canada, Zoë Keating began playing the cello aged 8.
- After learning traditional classical repertoire and aiming for a career as an orchestral cellist, Keating decided she would be better off on her own after a disastrous audition at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
- Her One Cello x 16 project has seen her use her signature looping and layering techniques to build up huge sounds for various releases.
- Other artists like Imogen Heap and Amanda Palmer have used Keating's distinctive playing on their records and in concert.