Zoë Keating has been called a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to create beautiful and otherworldly music.

Born in Canada and classically trained from the age of eight, Zoë spent her 20's dabbling in computer software while moonlighting as a cellist in rock bands. Inevitably, she combined the two and developed her now signature style while improvising for late night crowds at her San Francisco warehouse. Her self-produced album "One Cello x 16: Natoma", has four times been #1 on the iTunes classical and electronica charts.

Zoë has composed and recorded scores for the films "The Devil's Chair", "Ghost Bird", "Diary of A Sex Addict" and "Frozen Angels". She also performed on Mark Isham's score for "The Secret Life of Bees", appeared on Jay Leno with Paolo Nutini and has been on five tours with the Grammy-nominated songstress Imogen Heap. In November 2008 she performed her music live with the Ballet de la Generalitat in Valencia, Spain, and in 2009 she received a grant from the Creative Capital Foundation to create a multimedia cello performance with her partner Jeffrey Rusch.

From 2002 to 2006 Zoë was a member of the cello-rock trio Rasputina and she has played cello on the albums of countless artists, including DJ Shadow, Amanda Palmer and Curt Smith of Tears for Fears.

Zoë Keating website