Portrait of Joseph, ‘I am an Opera’ (after Memling) by Franciscus and Franciscus, Amsterdam 2015

Straddling the worlds of music, art, and performance, Joseph Keckler has garnered acclaim for his rich, versatile 3+ octave voice and sharp wit. In 2013 Dixon Place commissioned his most recent performance piece, I am an Opera. He was recently featured on BBC America’s The Nerdist and WNYC Soundcheck, and has appeared at venues including South by Southwest, Joe’s Pub, New Museum of Contemporary Art, Merkin Hall, and BAM. He has received residencies from MacDowell and Yaddo, as well as an award from Creative Capital, a Franklin Furnace Grant and a Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Work from New York Foundation for the Arts. The Village Voice named him “Best Downtown Performance Artist, 2013.” He recently made his off-broadway debut in Preludes at Lincoln Center. He is currently working on a new EP, videos, and an essay collection.