Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Album, SXSW, LA show...

Yes, I know, I know...I missed my album release date (I'm gonna fire myself for sure this time!). I really thought I could get it to you by March 1st, but I was sorely mistaken. There's no problem other than I'm just a slowpoke and doing too far many things at once.

Also, for the reason I announced here (i.e. I'm having a baby in May!!) for the last 6 months I haven't been able to work late into the night as is my custom...because I keep falling asleep! I've been doing little bits here and there, in between all my other projects, but not the solid music immersion sessions that I like to do.

However, I am at last happy with how everything sounds. Now I need to finish up the mixing/mastering process with my trusty post-production friend Count and then Jeff and I will package it up...and hopefully some of you will still want it!

In the meantime, I've got some performances coming up that I'm really looking forward to.

The first is my SXSW showcase, next week on March 17 at 8pm at Central Presbyterian Church. I'll also be speaking on a panel, Effective Online Marketing Platforms, on March 19 at 2pm, along with Lou Plaia from ReverbNation, Corey Denis of Not Shocking, Jason Lekberg from Epic Records and Josh Wittman of Redeye Distribution.

Then, after SXSW, I'll be heading to LA to play a very special show with Curt Smith from Tears For Fears on March 23, at Largo at the Coronet. As Mashable wrote recently, we collaborated via Twitter on his new song "All is Love". I'm rather happy with how the cello arrangement came out (you can download it on Amazon and iTunes.).

On March 23rd, I'll play my own set, with songs from my new album, and then I'll sit in with Curt and his band on "All is Love" and maybe even "Mad World", if I can hash out a good cello version. More info at the Largo website and tickets are available in advance by calling (310) 855-0350.

Other performances coming up:

March 28: Switchboard Music Festival in San Francisco, CA

August 3: Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO
This evening will feature both solo performance and the premier of new ballet by the Apex Dance Company set to live music by me. tickets available here

Ok, that's it for now. If you're in Austin next week, say hello to me and my giant belly!

Thanks for listening,



Blogger Claire Beynon said...

Hello Zoe

Congratulations on your two new creations - your babe, and your album.

I am a great admirer of your music - and, too, of the ethos behind your playing and engagement with your work and the wider world.

I'm in artist/writer living in New Zealand, a regular visitor to your blog. This morning, I nominated you for a Sunshine Award and invite you to pop over to my blog sometime to see yourself mentioned there -- just if and when you have a moment? (I'd also like to add here that you are def. not obligated to pick up where I left off, given the realities of new babe and all your glorious music... !). This was just a way to acknowledge you and your musical contributions to a world that is better for it...


Blogger Unknown said...


Congrats on the little one. Take care, and your fans will be here waiting patiently for the album whenever it's ready. Have a great time in Austin, and we'll look forward to seeing you in Colorado in August.

Take care,


Anonymous scott said...

Have fun in Austin.

Congrats on pending motherhood. I wonder if you can hold a baby in one arm while playing the cello?

Blogger matthew said...

Zoe, congrats on the new bebe. You are going to be a great cello mama. Maybe our kids can have "cello" parties like we did growing up....or maybe not : )


Anonymous zeram1 said...


Congrats on the upcoming baby. If there's any truth to "genetics", you and yours will truly have an amazingly creative little one!

Zeram1 in SF

Blogger george.BUSINESS.COACH said...

Dear Zoe... congratulations for the baby, please let us know him or her when time is over... I am a father of four!!! But mine one are adults now. Live is like music, just listen it and enjoy. Jorge.

Blogger Harry Bishop said...

Best wishes and many years of happiness with your coming new family! Looking forward to hopefully sometime seeing you up here in Canada, in the meantime congratulations.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

bohzo Ni Je Na? (Hello how are you?)

I very much enjoy your music. I like Swil Kanim have you heard of him? He plays the violin and is a very good story teller.

This is what I am listening to, it is you.

Have a good day.


Blogger Clases Ableton Live Buenos Aires Argentina said...

I hope you have a nice and healthy baby Zöe! Im so glad you finally release a new album, Im a big big fan of your work. Cheers from an argentina!

Blogger said...

You are the most kewl cellist I know! A great example and source of inspiration for me. :) Good luck with the new chapter in your life, that of motherhood!

Best wishes from the Netherlands xMM

Blogger said...

Though I only know you through your music, I think you are a wonderful person, so you will be a super mommy as well! :-) Good luck with your baby and your cello playing. You truly inspire me! Thanks so much for sharing your music with us. Best wishes from the Netherlands, xMM

My cello page in (my version of...) English *blush*

Blogger Kevin Slaten said...

I checked back on your site for the first time in awhile and -- behold! -- a new album. I'm excited to hear it.

Moreover, congratulations on the new member of your family! That child doesn't know it yet, but they are in for some awesome ambient music!

Blogger Lee Bemrose said...

Congrats, Zoe. Saw you a while ago at the Sydney Opera House. You were surrounded by some pretty amazing talent but you really stood out. Thank you for the music.

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