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Keren Ann Zeidel (born March 10, 1974) is a sound designer, singer, songwriter, composer,
producer and engineer based largely in Paris, Tel-Aviv and New York.
She has lived and recorded in France and New York for many years
though she retains her Dutch and Israeli citizenship.
She has released 6 solo records up to date: “101” (2011), “Keren Ann” (2007),
“Nolita” (2005), “Not Going Anywhere” (2003), “La Disparition” (2002),
“La Biographie De Luka Philipsen” (2000).
Many of her songs were performed by internationally acclaimed artists, among others
Henri Salvador, Jane Birkin, Francoise Hardy, Rosa Passos, Jacky Terasson, Emmanuelle Seigner and Benjamin Biolay.
In 2008 K.A composed with Tibo Javoy the entire sound design for
European TV Channel “ARTE”.
Her music has been featured in diverse films and tv series (“Grey’s
Anatomy”, “Six Feet Under”, "Big “Love”, “Deux Jours A Tuer”).
She is also a member of the band “Lady & Bird” with Bardi Johannsson. They are currently writing and composing the Gothic Opera “Red Waters” for the “Theatre National d’Orleans”.
In April 2011 she collaborated with ?Questlove of The Roots for a unique project called the Philly-Paris Lockdown.
“101 finds her still making extraordinarily pretty music while adding growing complexity and depth to the mix.” —Philadelphia Inquirer on “101”
“101 is a calm, jazzy and hauntingly beautiful foray into the lovelorn recesses of her mind.” —BLURT on “101”
“…spectacularly produced art-pop… apocalyptically bold.” —UNCUT on “101”
“mesmerizing” —People Magazine on “101”
“She has been called a Norah Jones for Velvet Underground fans, but her insouciant cool and arch, breathy meditations on sex and mortality are equally evocative of the VU’s own femme fatale-siren, Nico… Keren Ann’s devoted followers may soon have to share her with a wider audience” – The Guardian on “101”
“The thing that makes Keren Ann’s records so special is that you put them on and leave them on. I know no higher compliment” – Word on “101”
“Whimsical… extraordinary” – Mojo on “101”
“Upbeat and full of delicate melody and rich sonic detail” – Rolling Stone on “101”
“A compelling listen from an artist whose days as a ‘best- kept secret’ feel like they are coming to an end” – Record of the Day on “101”
“Remarkable. Few can manage this level of confidence and mystique.
Possessed of a voice as etheral as a cloud of Gauloises smoke, she
conveys both intimacy and world-weary resignation” —Brittish magazine Q on her 2007 album"Keren Ann"
“Keren Ann has the X-Factor that transcends the breathy
stereotype…she continues to find ways of turning out exquisitely
sultry torch-folk” —The Observer on her 2007 album"Keren Ann"
“Keren Ann reveals the assurance of a fully developed artist… Zeidel’s
compositions are becoming increasingly elaborate, such as the gentle,
six-minute masterpiece “Liberty,” which culminates in heavenly choral
vocals… “—Time Out New York on her 2007 album”Keren Ann"
“Keren Ann has continued to carve out a reputation as one of the more
prodigious singer-songwriters of the past decade… Her new self-
titled album is another stunner.”—CMJ New Music Monthly on her 2007 album"Keren Ann"
Writings & Recordings:
2011: “101” @ EMI / Blue Note / Parlophone
2011: “Solei Bleu” / Sylvie Vartan @ Sony Music France
2010: “Thelma, Louis & Chantal” Original Soundtrack @ Sony Music France
2010: “Dingue”/ Emmanuelle Seigner w/ Doriand @ Sony Music France
2009: “La Ballade Of Lady & Bird” w/ The Icelandic Symphonic Orchestra @ EMI
2008: “ARTE” new sound design w/Tibo Javoy
2006-2007: “Keren Ann” @ Metro Blue/ Blue Note U.S and EMI
2004-2005: “Nolita” @ Metro Blue/ Blue Note U.S and EMI
2004-2005: “The Isis Projects” with Guy Chambers and Sophie Hunter @ Sleeper Music U.K
2003: “Lady & Bird” with Bardi Johannsson @ Labels
2003: “Not Going Anywhere” @ Capitol Records
2002: “La Disparition” @ EMI
2000-2001: “Chambre Avec Vue”/ Henri Salvador @ Source-Virgin France
2001-2000: “La Biographie De Luka Philipsen” @ EMI
Grey’s Anatomy (song: Not Going Anywhere)
Skyteam Advertisement (song: Beautiful Day)
TGV Advertisement (song: Malmo Livs / Lady & Bird)
H&M Advertisement (song: Lay Your Head Down)
HBO Six Feet Under (song: Jardin D’hiver)
HBO Big Love (song: L’onde Amere)
SHO The L Word (song: Do What I Do / Lady & Bird)
Orange Advertisement (song: Lay Your Head Down)
Galia Advertisement (song: Right Now & Right Here)
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