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Huun Huur Tu & Carmen Rizzo
Sep 29, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Minors OK when accompanied by a parent or guardian
Doors open at 7:00

On their last visit, Huun Huur Tu brought the steppes of central Asia to the Alberta Rose, wowing the audience with traditional Tuvan throat singing. Using this amazing technique, one singer produces multiple notes simultaneously to mesmerizing effect.
Known as the top band from this region, they have traveled extensively and have collaborated with artists of many styles. They incorporate aspects of electronica and other Western genres into their organically produced sound.

This show with very special guest and collaborator, electronica artist Carmen Rizzo, is not to be missed.

$28 Advance
$32 Day of Show
Huun Huur Tu | 8:00 PM
The whistling of the high-mountain wind forms eerie overtones and postmodern statement. The repeated thrum of a string against wood and hide turns into a meditative, evocative figure straight from the avant garde. The descendents of isolated Siberian herdsmen make serious, strangely universal music out of some of the planets quirkiest acoustics.

The Tuvan acoustic quartet Huun Huur Tu prove that Tuvan music can take plenty of intelligent innovation. Using traditional instruments and drawing subtly on 20th-century composers, funky rhythms, and the palette of electronica, Huun Huur Tu transform ancient songs into complex acoustic compositions.

As they began touring in the West, Huun Huur Tu almost single-handedly introduced the outside world to the boundless wealth of Tuvan traditions, thanks in great part to their superior musicianship. Hailing from the high pastures of the Altai Mountains in south central Siberia, the musicians have spent decades honing the overtone singing, instrumental approaches, and vibrant songs of their home. more >>>
Carmen Rizzo | 8:00 PM
Producer, artist, electronic musician, composer, DJ, remixer, and two-time Grammy nominee Carmen Rizzo has had a very eclectic career, from writing, engineering and programming on Seal’s classic album Seal 2 to producing and writing for Paul Oakenfold’s Bunka album, and from collaborating with Tuvan throat singers Huun Huur Tu to co-founding the groundbreaking world music/electronic act Niyaz (whose three albums all debuted at #1 on the iTunes world music chart).

Carmen is a frequent fixture in album credits, working with such artists as Coldplay, Seal, Perry Farrell, Alanis Morissette, Dido, Jem, AR Rahman, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Khaled, Michael Nyman, and Pete Townshend, as well as with record producers Trevor Horn, Rob Cavallo, David Foster and Marius De Vries. He has recorded all over the world, from Abbey Road studios (UK) and Studio Plus XXX (Paris) to Record Plant (L.A.) and Studio 301 (Australia), among others.

As a solo artist, he received mass critical acclaim when USA Today picked his debut album as number one in their fall music guide. Afavorite of radio station KCRW, his music has been heard in many film and TV shows, from CSI Miami to the HBO series True Blood, and in many Buddha Bar compilations. He also contributed original music to the David Lynch Foundation album alongside Moby and Peter Gabriel.

As a composer, he is represented by the William Morris Agency. In addition to scoring films for acclaimed director Michael Apted, he composed the score for the forthcoming film Perfect Sisters with Oscar-nominated actress Abigail Breslin and Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino, as well as the end title for the acclaimed videogameUncharted 2.

As a member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS – the Grammys), Carmen has served on the board of Governors & Trustees and on the Producer & Engineering Advisory Board. In 2005, he co-wrote and introduced the new category Best Electronic Album, as well as writing technical Grammys for Apple and Roger Linn. Carmen has lectured and spoken about music at such institutions as a TED convention, the Berklee School of Music, USC, UCLA, Los Angeles Film School, and the University of Audiovisual Arts – European Film Academy ESRA, in Skopje, Macedonia.

Carmen is the owner of Electrofone Music, a boutique music label releasing albums worldwide. more >>>