Libella is a collaboration between LA based producers + composers Carmen Rizzo and Joel Shearer who create a lush, electronic ambient soundscape that explores the beauty of idle moments. The album is released on Electrofone Music
I had a wonderful time in Chennai India as a guest of AR Rahman speaking & doing master classes at his KM Conservatory of Music & Technology in his hometown of Chennai India. What a wonderful facility with some amazing students & faculty. Thank you!
My side musical project Libella w/ Joel Shearer is now featured on Prada Journal -pradajournal Visual Journalist @davidemonteleonestudio, @davidemon. He re-connects with his own inner self wherever there is a quiet urban spot.”
I had the honor of performing once again w/ my long time collaborators Huun Huur Tu for The Spirit Of Astana Ethnic music festival in Astana Kazakstan for World Expo. While we were there, we made time for some new recordings, stay tuned for a forthcoming EP in the making….
Libella is an ambient project of Carmen Rizzo & Joel Shearer. The forthcoming album is coming in early 2017 on Electrofone Music. The first show is in downtown LA in a church for Secular Sabath, a lovely ambient event. Details are below.
Great times at A3C Festival & Conference in Atlanta w/ these fine gentleman for Native Instruments Native Sessions discussion on Creative Interfaces. Pictured are Teddy Rilley, Isaac Hayes 3rd, Ray Murry (Organized Noise) Mark Byrd, Henny, Constantine Kohncke.
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.
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.
Happy to have contributed some Middle Eastern music for the new Tom Hanks film “A Hologram For The King” directed by Tom Tykwer. The book “A Hologram For The King” was a NY Times best seller. The score was composed by Johnny Klimek who I have worked with before.
Come join me for a conversation on music & tech hosted by Peter KirnFounder/Editor at Create Digital Media Friday Jan 22, 7-11pm in DTLA BOLD LA -Many great speakers & performers. More info here. Event is now SOLD OUT.
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.