with Renata Zeiguer and Alex Schaaf
Renata Zeiguer is a Brooklyn-based multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter, the daughter of Argentinean and Philippine immigrants. An NYC native, she grew up playing classical and jazz music, beginning on the violin and the piano at age 6, and listening to her grandmother play ragtime and tango music obsessively on a baby grand during family visits in Buenos Aires. Her music is both wonderfully dreamy and strange – there is an ambiance that exudes a kind of dreamy exotica, a “timeless portal where Les Paul and Mary Ford meet Os Mutantes and the Pixies.” Some may hear a sort of weightless negative space where Joe Meek’s “I Hear a New World” meets Kate Bush. Renata’s debut album ‘Old Ghost’ released on Northern Spy Records in February 2018 is the sound of someone finding and losing herself in the endless dance of fear and forgiveness. With secretly wise melodic constructions, she tempts the listener toward forbidden insights, resurrecting her childhood fascination with classical and jazz music. The ghosts of Ravel and Gershwin run through her veins, whirling with Billie Holiday, Yo La Tengo and The Beatles. Her music is stained with the brutality of battling oneself, and yet the pulse of love echoes throughout like a mystical wind.
Renata is also a passionate illustrator and visual artist and is actively learning to create stop-motion animations. She recently made a music video for a song called ‘Smith, St. John or Pierre’ off of Michael Rocketship’s newest release, ‘The Meaning of Love.’