-The Hollywood Music In Media Awards nominations were announced:
Best Original Song – Video Game …Carmen Rizzo / Sony Computer Entertainment – “Road to Shambhala” (Uncharted 2: Among Thieves)
-Check out my new iphone app. You can keep up to date on tour dates new pics, music etc. Only 99cents! Available from the Itunes store HERE.
-Huun Huur Tu/ Carmen Rizzo Eternal album #1 in Canada World Music Chart. Chart Attack!!
-I was recently interviewed for the Huffington Post. Click HERE to read the article, and also for Time Magazine coming out Sept 14th at the news stands.
-Out now is the new Huun Huur Tu/ Carmen Rizzo album Eternal. Huun Huur Tu come from the Republic of Tuva, a very remote area 2,500 miles east of Moscow, Russia. The Tuvan people were nomads until the 1930’s. Their past collaborations range from Ry Cooder to The Kronos Quartet. Their indigenous and almost medieval instruments together with their Tuvan vocals and my electronics & production make for a beautiful, lush, almost cinematic landscape. Some even compare Eternal to a Brian Eno style album. I am really proud of this album and I really hope you like it. You can go to www.HHTMusic.com for more info.
-Please check the kind words Bob Duskis the owner of Six Degrees Records says about the new HHT/ Carmen Rizzo album Eternal. http://globalnoize.blogspot.com/
-Just recently performed with my Lal Meri project on Morning Becomes Eclectic with host Jason Bentley on KCRW (89.9FM) KCRW.com. Click HERE to watch the show!
-Up and running is my new music label Electrofone Music. The first acts are Inbar Bakal, Huun Huur Tu and myself. www.electrofonemusic.com
-Earlier in the year I was in NYC where I performed with Oscar winning Slum dog Millionaire composer/artist AR Rahman for the Time Magazine top 100 most influencing people party at Lincoln Center. AR was on the top 100 list. Other performs for the VIP party were John Legend. Guest included Michelle Obama, Ophra WInfrey, Barbara Walters, Arianna Huffington, Stella McCartney to mention a few.
-BT “Unbreakable” for coming 2009 release
-West Indian Girl- “4Th on the floor” – “To live & die in LA”
-Lal Meri-“Bad Things”
-Carmen Rizzo-Ornament of an imposter remixed
Tune into my monthly radio show on New York’s WNYE 91.5 FM the first friday of every month 12-1AM . The show is called Mo Glo presented by KEXP. You can stream the show from my mp3 player at the end of the playlist.
-“Power of the game” -From acclaimed British Oscar winning director Michael Apted
-“Party guest”- Another film from Director Michael Apted, this time a short film. (Can be viewed on my video page)
-Un Chartered 2- Sony Play Station 3- I composed & performed the closing theme and the trailer for the game & soundtrack 2009
-The Agency 2010 release. Sony (Scored w/Gerard Marino)
-David Blaine has asked me personally to compose music for his ABC special Dive of Death which aired on September 24 2008 on ABC TV. I wrote the opening music which has Laurence Fishburne reciting poetry as well as having 4 songs from my current album being used as well.
-Countless TV shows have used my music ranging from CSI to The OC to
HBO’s True Blood & Buddha Bar CD series twice.
Niyaz (www.niyazmusic.com)- As a co founder of Niyaz with Azam Ali, Loga Ramin Torkian, we have done 2 albums for Six Degrees records, both debuting #1 on Itunes World Music chart. We have toured the world ranging from India, Turkey all of Europe, Japan, Canada, Mexico and America. We have been featured on NPR’s Day to Day , PRI and Voice of America. The project something I am very proud of. I have decided to not tour with the band anymore and just make the music and records.
Lal Meri (www.lalmeri.com) As a co founder with Nancy Rosey Kaye & Ireesh Lal we have done one album for Six Degrees records. Album highlights include peaking at #2 on the Itunes Electronic chart & #40 itunes pop chart. TV placements include the CBS show “Shark” & ABC ‘Who’s Samantha”, also Feature on NPR “All things considered and have performed on Morning Becomes Eclectic with host Jason Bentley. www.kcrw.com
Carmen Rizzo- –Ornament of an imposter which features vocals by Jem, & Kate Havnevik. Highlight from the album include Debuted at #13 on KCRW album chart.
-Was #42 on the top 100 list for KCRW mot played records of the year. I beat out Portishead, Groove Armada , MIA, My Morning Jacket & Bitter Sweet!!
-The remix of “Shadows” f/ The Deer Tracks from my album remixed by Ramin Sakurai of Supreme Beings of Leisure is now out on the new Buddha Bar “Siddharta” CD.- Featured on “Tuned In with KCRW’s Nic Harcourt,
-Tastemaker website RCRD LBL featured two downloads
-Featured on Nike.com
Remix-Ornament of an Imposter mixes from Charlie Cooper of Telefone Tel Aviv, Jason Bentley,Morgan Page, Andy Gray, Supreme Being of Leisure, Tony Estrada & myself.
Lost art of the idle moment:– My first album. SIngers include Jem, Esthero, Kate Havnevik, Grant Lee Phillips, Lady Bug Meca. Highlights include USA Today #1 pick in there fall music guide. Debuted #2 KCRW album chart, peaked at #2 XM Cafe’s chart.