Thank you Pensado’s Place for allowing me to be a presenter at your wonderful awards show on the Sony film lot. Your show is way more than giving away a trophy. Proud to be a part of it all. Also great running into so many good friends, like the great Al Schmitt.
Electronic musician & two-time GRAMMY Nominee Producer-Remixer & Recording Artist Carmen Rizzo has had a very eclectic career. From writing, engineering & programming on Seal’s classic Seal 2 album to producing, & writing Paul Oakenfold’s Bunka album, remixing BT, Tiesto, collaborating with Tuvan Throat singers Huun Huur Tu, to co founding the ground breaking World Music act Niyaz. Carmen is also a frequent fixture on album credits working with artist such as Coldplay, Alanis Morissette, KD Lang, Ryuichi Sakamoto to Pete Townshend to mention a few…read more
My new side project Libella collaborating w/ long time friend Joel Shearer
Happy to be a part of the the new The Silver Lake Chorus remix album on Six Degrees Records-“The Silver Lake Chorus Remixes” has layer upon layer of dense synths and drum machines with gorgeous vocals sitting on top. Start with the track “From The Snow Tipped Hills,” a Justin Vernon composition remixed by Carmen Rizzo. The song combines Bon Iver melodies with Gold Panda production to sculpt a forest of beautiful melody.” -Colorado Daily. Buy it here.
I will be playing The Spirit of Tengri world music festival June 4/5th in Almaty, Kazakhstan with the wonderful Huun-Huur-Tu. Very excited to be performing the album we did Eternal.
I was fortunate to be interviewed for CBS & the Grammys along my friends Andrew Scheps, Jimmy Douglass, & Al Schmitt, honoring record producer Rick Rubin at the Grammys. Check it out here.
I recently did some music for the film Hologram for the King- featuring Tom Hanks & directed by Tom Tyker. The film based in Saudi Arabia comes out in 2016. The score was composed by Johnny Kilmek.
Stay tuned for a forthcoming remix I did for Six Degrees artist Silverlake Chorus. The song was written by Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon and performed by the 25 piece choir. Other collaborators are Of Montreal, AC Newman Tegan & Sara & Aimee Mann. Stay tuned for details about release.
I am curently producing new single for Mass Factor-featuring Vassy. Vassy has been featured recently as guest vocalist for David Guetta on the dance hit “Bad”.
Teaser of a new project I just produced for Kira Kushnirova for Om Allure. Coming soon.
Reaktor Play/Patch/Build workshop @ Mack Sennet Studio in Silverlake, CA 11/5/15 8pm- I will be hosting a conversation w/ composer Tom Holkenborg aka Junkie XL. Come geek out w/ me! Free event RSVP here.
Happy to announce The Karavan Sarai Project I produced & collaborated on is now out on Electrofone music.
The Electro-Acoustic, World Fusion & Mystical Ethnic Music Project steeped in the hypnotic music of the silk road regions of India, Persia, Turkey & Arabia blended with Original Compositions by Narayan Sijan
The Silk Road is a network of caravan routes reaching from East Asia to the Mediterranean. Where many resting places were established, namely Karavan Sarai (literally Caravan Palace) These were roadside palaces where caravans converged. Travelers, pilgrims, merchants, scholars, mystics, entertainers and musicians traveling from India, China, Persia, Arabia, North Africa, Mediterranean and surrounding regions came together to take rest and celebrate the days journey. The Sarais (Palaces) became centers for a sharing of cross-cultural ideas and experiences; just as Narayan found in his many years living in these lands.
The musical group Karavan Sarai is reawakening this amazing alchemy of music. The new music album ‘Woven Landscapes’ is creating a musical blending style of East meets West and Old meets New for the modern era. Traditional and rearranged music of the Silk Road is woven together with the originally inspired compositions of Narayan Sijan and the production of Carmen Rizzo Two Time Grammy Nominee who produced and performed on the album, his credits range from A.R. Rahman, Khalad and co-founded the world/electronic act Niyaz.