The Daily Mash-Up

Monday, July 24, 2017 This Week's Paper
Audio: Cellist Zoe Keating on technology and the repercussions of being able to do almost anything

Zoe Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She's a classically trained cellist who crossed into the indie-pop world as a member of Rasputina and a session musician for the likes of DJ Shadow and French rock band Dionysos.

Along the way, she developed the experimental, one-woman show she'll put on display in Tacoma. Armed with her cello, Ariez, a few pedals and a laptop loaded with Ableton Live and SooperLooper, she'll build lush, improvised string arrangements that will resonate through the Rialto Theater on Jan. 25.

We'll have a related interview in this week's print edition. Meanwhile, some of you may enjoy this interview outtake in which Keating talks about ways that technology has freed her creatively and the repercussions of being able to do just about anything (photo by Jeffrey Rusch.)