Saturday, March 26, 2011

New Video: The Avant Cellist

A couple of weeks before I left to go on tour, a crew came north to the forest to shoot a short documentary about me. Most interviews have tended to focus on either the technology I use, the business of my career or my use of social media. So it was refreshing, and anomalous, to be asked about music for once. The video crew wanted to know about my artistic life and inspiration and point of view. But what makes the video even more unusual is that this wasn't made by an indy documentarian or a media outlet....but by Intel as part of their Visual Life campaign.

If you know me, you already know that I don't do endorsements (well, to be honest, no one has ever asked) and that I choose my licensing clients very carefully (you'll never hear my music in a Coca Cola ad for example). So for the record, I was not paid to do this video. So far everyone I've met at Intel has been genuinely interested in and supportive of the arts. So if they want to highlight that support with their campaign, I think its a rare example of corporate intent and artistic purpose dovetailing. I'm ok with it.

Its beautifully done and I think they captured me and my artistic life extremely well (although I find it hard to watch myself on video without putting my fingers in my ears and diving off my chair to hide under the table every 30 seconds). Thank you Intel.

Hope you enjoy it.

19 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

awesome... beautiful, awesome.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your CDs get played start to finish more often than any others I own.
Thank you!

Blogger Ray Beckerman said...

:) Well they're smart to encourage you Zoe. Your music has done a lot for technology :)

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I first heard about you because of that video on Wired, but it’s not the social-media/geek stuff that made me a fan, so I can appreciate this anomalous :) focus on the music.

(Being unable to make it to your Old Saybrook CT show, I thank Intel for this consolation prize.)

Blogger Rei Akira said...

Thank you for coming to the Triple Door in Seattle! I've never cried so much in a concert. And I've certainly never been compelled to LAUGH by music without words. It was unusual but...the space your of your music. It's indescribable.

Oh! And thank you for your awesome encore. Idk what we would have done without it! ;)

Best of luck to you and your blossoming family! ^^

Blogger Me case con la lluvia said...

Beatiful! I really enjoy the video. You are a great artist an a big inspiration for me.

Cheers from argentina ZoË.

Anonymous Ruben Prado said...

Thank you so much for your MUSIC!!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I first learned of you thru this video....so glad you did it! Thanks for being you and sharing it with the world!

Blogger Teuta Avdiu said...

Zoe, you and your music alike are incredibly beautiful and refreshing. I wish I could find the words to describe how your music moves me but as you said, there are no words. God bless you and your family.

Blogger Andy said...

Beautiful, just beautiful. Thank you Ms. Keating and Intel.

Blogger catalin said...

Hello people! The movie is perfect...! like you did it by yourself, it shows a very intimate piece of your life, surroundings, family... it truly represents you.
And btw Zoe, seems you have fans all over the place, check this out:
http://vimeo.com/23168163
You're right in the center of our "music universe" :)
A perfect metaphor for your great work, cheers!

Blogger Kathy Van Kleeck said...

Absolutely stunning, very impressed with Intel and the project, plus I now have serious stove envy. I'm new to the party, but am officially smitten. I'm a jewelry designer and have downloaded all three recordings which are now the new non-stop soundtrack in my studio. Can't wait to see what I create inspired by your music. Sure to be excellent.

Anonymous alison said...

Great blending of your music and
lifestyle.

Blogger Dean Wolfe said...

really nice video. I would happily share it with others as a good window into your musical worldview.

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the video. I think it's the best from the Intel Visual Life series, and that's how I discovered your beautiful work recently!

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nevada Ballet Theatre made a piece to Legions War and We Insist entitled Unknown Territory choreographed by Krista Baker, the best choreography to your music that i have ever seen... it emerged from the world your music comes from... very intense...

Blogger Martin Cielens said...

We have a problem Zoe ... you can't post videos like that without stoking to fires of need. We need more of your music. Unfortunately, here in Australia it is really hard to get to your concerts, so we continue to dream. Sublime - but much more is needed.

Blogger Hexamite said...

The lights you use on stage should eminate from around you - not shine down on you -

Anonymous Christina Horn said...

HI Zoe-thanks for this inspiration. I wish I knew about you earlier in my own journey!

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