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Noah Keesecker

Noah Keesecker is a composer and multimedia artist creating works that oscillate between the concert hall and the dance club. He is made of video, installations, literature, science, interactive performance art, animation, ping pong, sawdust, synthesizers, and bicycle grease. He is driven by an insatiable curiosity, a mercurial imagination, and an enterprising spirit, all aimed at the goal of forging sound and sight with physical, tactile, interactive and object-oriented approaches to music. Among his grants and awards are a 2008 McKnight Composer Fellowship, Jerome Composer Commissioning Grant, and a Jerome Club 416 commission from the Cedar Cultural Center. Outside of the studio, Noah is Director of Artist Development at Springboard for the Arts, where he takes a strategic, energetic, and very human approach to building Springboard’s professional practices curriculum for creatives of all stripes. He serves on the board of directors for Minnesota Citizens for the Arts and on the advisory committee for Slam Academy, a digital arts music lab in downtown Minneapolis. Noah lives in Minneapolis with a cat, a dog, and an art librarian and is currently building his first boat, albeit a small one.