Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Our Night with Zoe Keating

On Monday night, The Chick and a couple of our friends went to the Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland to hear Something Amazing. Well, more specifically, Someone Amazing.

Zoe Keating.

If you've never heard Zoe Keating before, you really need to right now.  The way she plays sounds like a million cellos because she uses a computer to record tracks as she plays.  Some tracks she saves and plays back later in the piece, and others, she uses right away as sound loops that she layers into an extremely full sound.  It is like Sound Cake with lots of layers!! 

First, I'm going to post this video of Zoe playing her song called "The Optimist."



I know, right?

Now, watch this video in which she tells you a bit about the song you just heard. In this video, she speaks about the different layers of "The Optimist" and what they mean:



To read more about the concert, check out today's Blisschick if you haven't already.

There aren't really any words to describe such an experience.  You know when you are attending a concert like that, that you are having a communal enlightening experience.  There aren't really adequate words for that.  So, instead, I thought I'd share some of my pictures from the night.

The Adorable Neighborhood Where the Ballroom Resides (too bad, as traveling companion Sarah said, "Monday is the new Sunday."  Nothing was open!)

Well, I'm not sure either, but I had to take a picture, right?

A Squirrel we met that somehow resembled a turkey...

Inside the Beachland.  Empty Stage Pre-performance shot.

Zoe getting her computer set up.  I liked this shot.

Speaking to the crowd.  I like this one cause you can really see her rocking tights.

End of the concert.  WOW!!!!  IT WAS AWESOME!!!!

Post Concert Empty Stage.  Cello is at Rest.

Cello, napping.

Good Night, Beachland.  Good Night, Cleveland! 

3 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yowza! Roll over, Casals, and tell Yo Yo Ma the news!

rebecca said...

Fantastic! I could actually feel my blood pressure drop listening to that beautiful piece. Thanks for sharing and love the squirrel pic!

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