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.
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.
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.