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Joseph Keckler: The Voice in Performance


  • Public Program

  • Thursday, July 25, 3pm
  • $25 Advance
    $20 Members
  • B11.2 Swing Space

Join MASS MoCA and Joseph Keckler in MASS MoCA’s Swing Space (Building 11, Floor 2) for an audiovisual performance and workshop: The Voice in Performance.

Referring to contemporary art and performance, as well as musical and theatrical traditions, we will consider the voice as an expressive tool, vehicle of meaning, object of admiration, and as an elusive and invisible ‘second body.’ We will touch on a variety of strategies and effects such as choral speech, ventriloquism, lip-syncing, impersonation, alter-ego, and vocal soundscape. Working both individually and in groups, participants will be invited to experiment with several techniques and ideas designed to expand the way they address the voice in their own artistic and performing practices. Musical and theatrical experience is welcomed but not required.

About the Artist:
Joseph Keckler is a writer, singer, and artist. Recent presentations include a NPR Tiny Desk Concert, Lincoln Center, and many other venues. His debut essay collection, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World, was published by Turtle Point Press. He is currently working on several recording and film projects and touring the U.S. and Australia.

Photo by Dominic M. Mercier