21 Century Schizoid Music // Rachelle Garniez

February 21, 2010 § Leave a comment

Monday, February 22nd, Mr. Frank J. Oteri hosts the latest iteration of his 21st Century Schizoid Music. This month he presents  Ms. Rachelle Garniez, songwriter & accordioniste, and performer. Known as a “Diva with a Difference” (Billboard Magazine) “a master of surprise” (Entertainment Weekly) and “a certified free spirit…with a wild imagination” (The New Yorker), Rachelle started playing as a street musician at the age of 17 busking in Europe and NYC; and has since then independently produced and released several CDs of original songs and continues to perform regularly in a wide variety of situations. A 7″ vinyl single, “My House of Peace” produced by Jack White, was released June 1, 2009 on Third Man Records. Most recently Rachelle was co-musical director of the neo-cabaret troupe The Citizens Band, for the revueThe Panic is On which was presented at the Spiegeltent in New York, Abrons Art Center at Henry Street Settlement (’08), and Ars Nova (’07); She is the co-creatorShadowland, a collaborative performance/recording with composer/performer Sxip Shirey, which was presented at MoMA in July 2008 and is the voice of Jane Cadbury, narrator of the critically acclaimed documentary film The Mystery of Claywoman. Rachelle has also been a featured member of Thomas Dolby’s house band at the TED Conference off and on for several years.

Watch her stellar performance from October of 2008:

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