Joseph Keckler
Performance
An Informal Evening with

Joseph Keckler

October 28

The multifaceted singer and writer shares a glimpse of his new work.

21/22 Hop Presents

Artist-in-Residence

Joined by pianist Matthew Dean Marsh, the intensely original artist will present highlights from his body of work. The evening will include previews of a new video album he is developing and excerpts from a work-in-progress collection of songs and reflections, Book of Life: Notes from a Year of Isolation. Keckler is known for his expressive voice, bizarrely heroic operatic arias, and monologues and songs that dance between comedy, commentary and communion.

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Generously supported by the Marion and Frederick B. Whittemore '53, T'54 Distinguished Artist Series Fund and the Nathan W. Pearson 1932 and Sons Fund

Photo: Dominic M. Mercier

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Joseph Keckler
Joseph Keckler is a singer, musician and writer. He has been presented by NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series, Lincoln Center, Centre Pompidou, Adult Swim Fest, Opera Philadelphia, London's Soho Theatre, SXSW, and he toured the U.S. as the national support act for Sleater-Kinney in 2019. His writing has appeared in publications such as Vice and McSweeney's, and in 2018 Turtle Point Press published his first collection, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World. He has created several evening-length performance pieces including the critically acclaimed Train With No Midnight, commissioned by Beth Morrison for Prototype and published in Yale Theater Magazine.  He is currently working on new films and recordings. Learn more about Joseph >

Matthew Dean Marsh
Matthew Dean Marsh is a composer, performer, and writer based in New York City. Marsh's collaboration with David Cale, We're Only Alive for A Short Amount of Time, recently made its debut at The Public and Goodman Theaters, winning the Jeff Award for Best New Musical. He also worked as an associate musical director on Broadway's Beetlejuice while it was in development. Marsh's original musical adaptation of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet was commissioned by Lincoln Center Education and Psitticus Productions. His original soul-folk adaptation of Mother Courage was commissioned by the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Learn more about Matthew >

“Mr. Keckler is an operatic singer whose range shatters the conventional boundaries of classical singing.”

The New York Times

“The man behind the voice has the sensibility of a magician, a trickster’s dark humor and a formidable musical and literary erudition.”

The New York Times
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