NAMM Show vibes reunited w/ Robbie Robertson Marius de Vries , last time the 3 of us were standing together was for our Grammy nomination. ❣
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
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.
New collaboration I did w/ Karavan Sarai Free download, enjoy~:)
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.
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.