I am currently in Montreal mixing Azam Ali (Singer of my Niyaz band). The record is called “From night to the edge of day-A collection of lullabies from the Middle East” . A wonderful record. We are also easing into our third Niyaz album while I am here.
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 friends Dan Wiese & Giselle Murillo of Vintage Spy Films, were kind enough to do this video of a song off my album.
I am happy to announce the Michele Apted film “The Power Of The Game” is now available on DVD. I was fortunate to compose the music for the film. The film examines the social impact of soccer in the shadow of the 2006 World Cup by blending six separate story lines from all over the world. Following teams and individuals in South Africa, the United States, Iran, Argentina, England and Senegal, Apted crafts a thought-provoking portrait of one of the world’s most popular sports.
I was recently interviewed by Asha K for “This Week In Music”.
I am currently remixing the Danish band Valravn. I absolutely love this band. They remind me of a Nordic version of my Niyaz band. The singer Anna Katrin Egilstrøð is from the Faroe Islands, and sings with in Faroese and Icelantic traditional themes. Her voice is amazing! Will post the mix very soon. Stay tuned…
You can listen to my radio interview for NPR’s Echoes here.
I am proud and honored to announce my album Looking Through Leaves was not only the CD of the month for the NPR radio station in Philadelphia Echoes, but is now at #1!! Thank you John Dilaberto and all of his listeners!
During my month stay in Europe to record, I went to Sarajevo, Bosnia to DJ the Sarajevo FIlm Festival. What a wonderful country with lovely warm hearted people!
Well the recording for Gudrun’s album is winding down this week in Vienna after I record live strings. The sessions will resume when I arrive in LA in a few weeks. I was fortunate to attend Life Ball in Vienna (thank you Andreas) the worlds largest AIDS benefit. From Bill Clinton, Patti La Belle , Whoopi Goldberg to the many masquerading party people, what an event!! Next weekend I will be in Sarajevo to DJ the Sarajevo Film Festival for 3 days. Stay tuned for more updates.
I am featured as download of the day on the tastemaker radio station KCRW 89.9FM & KCRW.com The song is “We’ll Fly
f/ Rosey, taken from my current album “Looking Through Leaves” you download it here.
Just performed with Huun Huur Tu at the MIM museum in Phoenix, Arizona. Wow, the most amazing experience! A $300 million facility of musical instruments from every country in the world. A must for any music lover!
You can hear my interview with Mike Levine editor of Electronic Musician Magazine in there monthly podcast here. The full printed interview with photos will appear in the July issue on news stands everywhere.
I just did a feature interview in the trendy Los Angeles website Sinning in LA. You can check it out here.
This is a short eight minute film made by Ryan McGinley staring the Oscar wining actress Tilda Swinton filmed in the lush Scotland seaside. Music by Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo. Very proud to be a part of this.
My new artist album is now out itunes exclusive. Guest include Grant Lee Phillips (Itunes singer/songwriter of the year 2009), Kate Havnevik, Shana Halligan (Formally of Bittersweet), Rosey, Valente & January Thompson. You can order it here.