Joseph Keckler is a singer, writer, and interdisciplinary artist who is redefining the lines between opera, pop culture, and high art. His works often involve humor, autobiography, and cultural observation. Trained as a visual artist and an operatic bass-baritone with a voice that spans three octaves, Keckler gained notoriety for his full-length performance pieces, concerts, and music videos on YouTube, like “Shroom Trip Opera,” which tells the story of a bad hallucinogenic episode. His concerts have recently taken place at Lincoln Center, Adult Swim Festival, and Centre Pompidou. Keckler’s humorous insights are recorded in a collection of his writing, Dragon at the Edge of a Flat World published by Turtle Point Press in 2017.