You know the brilliant young singer, composer, trouble-maker Joseph Keckler, no? I’ve written about him here before. The Wow Report is treated to the premiere of his new video that is a must-see,
Strangers from the Internet
“This video is a sequel of sorts to the old “Shroom Aria,” I imagined a parade of strangers from the internet invading “my home” (an opulent Victorian mansion.)
The instrumental parts are played by an orchestra of actual strangers from the internet– players I hired through Craigslist and other platforms, who each recorded their parts alone at home. The parts were then layered together in this intricate arrangement by composer Patrick Grant.”
Portraying “The Queen” is Kecker’s sometime vocal coach and muse, Sheila Plummer and the other actors and singers are students and faculty from The University of Michigan.
And you might ask, who dubbed Joseph’s voice? No dubbing, that’s HIM singing.
Keckler’s first book comes out this month, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World with twenty mesmerizing tales. The stories range from his mentors and muses, to odd jobs and odder employers what it’s like to work for a blind man who runs an art gallery.
On Sunday November 19, at 7PM, Keckler will be reading and signing his new book in NYC at Howl! Happening: An Arturo Vega Project, 6 East First Street (between Bowery and Second Avenue)