Win Tickets ($40): Zoe Keating @ Aladdin Theater | Cellist & Composer, Contemporary, Classic, Rock

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Zoe Keating @ Aladdin Theater on May 7 . To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed Friday, May 6.


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May 7, 2016
Doors 7 p.m., Show 8 p.m. | $18.50 ADV, $20 Doors | Minors OK w/ Guardian
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Aladdin Theater
3017 SE Milwaukie Ave, Portland, OR 97202

Cellist and composer Zoë Keating is a one-woman orchestra. She uses a cello and a foot-controlled laptop to record layer upon layer of cello, creating intricate, haunting and compelling music. Zoë is known for both her use of technology – which she uses to sample her cello onstage – and for her DIY approach, releasing her music online without the help of a record label.

Born in Canada and a cellist since the age of eight, Zoë pursued electronic music and contemporary composition as part of her Liberal Arts studies at Sarah Lawrence College in New York. After graduation she moved to San Francisco and found work as an information architect at a software startup while moonlighting as a cellist in various rock bands. Unemployed following the dot-com crash of 2001, Zoë used her year off to focus on music, eventually combining the cello and the computer to develop her signature style of live-layered music. She began composing music for small films and experimental theater projects and performing for late night crowds in the San Francisco warehouse where she lived with other artists.

Now, Zoë has a devoted, global audience. Her self-released albums have several times reached #1 on the iTunes classical chart, she has over 1 million followers on Twitter and her grassroots approach and artists’ advocacy has garnered her much public attention and press. She served as a board member for the San Francisco chapter of the Recording Academy, was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and serves on the boards of the Magik Magik Orchestra and CASH Music, a nonprofit organization that builds open source digital tools for musicians and labels.

Zoë has composed music for ballet, theater, film and radio and lends her music regularly to film, tv, dance productions and commercials. In 2014 she began composing for television, collaborating with Jeff Russo on the score for the A&E drama “The Returned”. The pair are composing together again on season 2 of “Manhattan” on WGN which premiers October 13, 2015.

As a cellist, Zoë has played and recorded with a wide range of artists, including Imogen Heap, Amanda Palmer, Tears for Fears, DJ Shadow, Dan Hicks, Thomas Dolby, John Vanderslice, Rasputina, Pomplamoose and Paolo Nutini.

“…a distinctive mix of old and new — layers of sound, that feel more like orchestrations than a solo instrument. ” – National Public Radio

“Swoon-inducing. Like taking a triple-shot of Absinthe before stepping outside of the bar just in time to see the sun exploding.” -SF Weekly

“… uses live looping to transform solo performances into multipart masterpieces.” – Electronic Musician

“…sublime minimalist music with a pop sensibility” – San Francisco Weekly

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23 Responses to Win Tickets ($40): Zoe Keating @ Aladdin Theater | Cellist & Composer, Contemporary, Classic, Rock

  1. Anne May 2, 2016 at 10:38 am #

    I would love to be haunted and compelled.

  2. Matthew McGaugh May 2, 2016 at 11:04 am #

    This would be the perfect date night

  3. Angela May 2, 2016 at 11:07 am #

    Ohhh i have followed Zoe for a while now and LOVE HER!!!!
    i want to see her perform so badly!!! Plus i love shows at the Aladdin. Please choose me!!

  4. Alicia Weston May 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm #

    I love the cello, the deep sound vibrations that hit right to the core. The way you can feel the music coursing through your blood.
    Plus, I’ve never been to a concert hall to see someone play. This would be such an amazing experience. I know my husband would be more then excited!

  5. Thomas May 2, 2016 at 8:33 pm #

    Zoe is entertaining and inspiring. Hope my wife and I are able to attend!

  6. Linda Strohecker May 3, 2016 at 9:52 am #

    I have never heard of her and this would be a nice way to discover her.

  7. Alex May 3, 2016 at 3:48 pm #

    because it sounds awesome!

  8. Ruskin May 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm #

    My burner friend in Puerto Rico advises me to see this show. He is a cellist who met her in a younger life and BM. My wife and I wanna go!

  9. Jenny May 4, 2016 at 11:30 am #

    I have wanted to see Zoe so bad! I watch her on youtube. Im so excited ahes coming here! Please let me win these tickets

  10. Brittanie McGurk May 4, 2016 at 9:25 pm #

    I love the cello, would love to go to this!

  11. Hailee McCants May 4, 2016 at 10:18 pm #

    Would be a wonderful date night.

  12. Birdonit May 5, 2016 at 1:06 am #

    I’ve been a fan for so many years…since she toured with Rasputina. I’d love to take my mom to this show so we can feel all the feelings.

  13. Milly Seeley May 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    I’d love to attend because I’ve never been to a show like this and my boyfriend and I both love Zoe Keating! :)

  14. Stefan Engelhardt May 5, 2016 at 2:48 pm #

    Zoe Keating is my hero.

  15. Sarah G May 5, 2016 at 3:17 pm #

    Love cello, and would love to take Mom!

    • Sarah G May 5, 2016 at 3:20 pm #

      Oops! Please disregard my entry, I had the date mixed up and can’t go :(

  16. James May 5, 2016 at 4:06 pm #

    What a great sound she creates with her cello and looper.

  17. Elizabeth Nojima May 5, 2016 at 6:18 pm #

    Her music sounds so interesting and I would love to see her play live!

  18. Ashley T. May 5, 2016 at 9:50 pm #

    I’ve heard some awesome contemporary cellists and would love to hear her!

  19. Aleksandra May 5, 2016 at 10:24 pm #

    I enjoy classical music.

  20. Renee May 6, 2016 at 1:50 am #

    Her music guided me through a very spiritual experience and my heart would explode if I got to see her play live

  21. Kalahulani May 6, 2016 at 2:30 am #

    This looks amazing!!

  22. Mark May 8, 2016 at 9:04 pm #

    Strings are the best

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