From a musical family, Kali. Z. Fasteau played piano, cello, flute, and sang since early childhood in Paris and New York. Specializing in spontaneous composition, she performs on nai, kaval and shakuhachi flutes, voice, piano, drum set, viola, mizmar, soprano sax, sanza, and cello. She studied the music of Asia, Africa, 20th Century Europe and Jazz, and traveled for 14 years, living in India, Turkey, Nepal, Morocco, Senegal, Congo, Italy, Holland, France, Denmark, Belgium, Switzerland, Finland, Zimbabwe, Mali, Niger, Yugoslavia, Germany, Greece, Haiti and America, performing in music festivals, concerts, and on national radio, TV, and film soundtracks. Kali. Z recorded 20 albums as a leader, and formulated her theory of spontaneous composition, entitled “The Tao of Music” in 1974, which is published in music journals internationally in five languages.