Even Avant Cellists Love Oracle OpenWorld
By jack.flynn on Sep 12, 2008
Don't Miss Zoe Keating Before the Keynotes
One of the basic elements we consider each time we plan for the Keynotes at Oracle OpenWorld is what music we should play before the presentations. Over the years we've piped in everything from contemporary rock to very eclectic music from groups like The Magnetic Poets (if you were there last year you heard them). And we've even had live bands.
So, what could we do a little differently this year? How about an avant-garde cellist! Zoe Keating has been described as a "one woman orchestra" and "a distinctive mix of old and new—layers of sound, that feel more like orchestrations than a solo instrument." Her distinct performance will create an energetic environment and add a unique stream to our digital conversation for a very special ambience in the Keynote Hall. Zoe is pretty excited to be playing for you. She even posted about it on her own blog.
I saw Zoe play (on a moving bus) in July and was immediately struck by her music and how perfectly it would fit in with the atmosphere of Oracle OpenWorld. So, I was thrilled when she agreed to play for us. You can check out some of her videos on YouTube to get a sense of her musical style ahead of time, but I definitely encourage you to show up early for all of the keynotes to hear her play. That will also give you plenty of time to check out the digital conversation, get a good seat, and connect with old friends.
We've got a great lineup of Keynotes this year, and a few surprises along the way that we think you'll like. We're in meetings virtually every day now planning these special touches for you, and I can personally tell you that this may be the best year yet.
See you in less than two weeks!