CELLOQUACIOUS EP RELEASE: APRIL 7th, 2020
Keely's debut EP: From "When the Veil Thins", was digitally released and available on multiple platforms, on April 7, 2020. It was released as a physical CD five months before that, but demand prevails, especially during these times when people look to music as a way to relax and heal.
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This debut EP is a collection of four songs, which were part of a performance which Keely wrote the story to, and performed with her group, Delphi Project, that featured professional choreographers and ballet dancers in Albuquerque, NM at Fusion Theater.
"When the Veil Thins" tells of the time when the veil between the worlds thin, and so we honor and celebrate our ancestors. Merging traditions from thousands of years ago, originating from the ancient Aztecs (Dia de los Muertos) and the ancient Celts (Samhain), we come together to remember, honor and celebrate our ancestors, and the collective communion of all people, from the past and present. These musical soul-scapes will simultaneously relax, inspire and transform you!
Click here to listen to the fourth track on this EP, "Out at Sea". This song won the 2020 New Mexico Music Award, for the Ambient, Contemporary Instrumental Category. Additionally, Keely was also honored to be invited perform two of her pieces for the NMMA ceremony, amongst two other musical artist groups. First you will hear the master of ceremony, José Antonio Ponce introduce Keely, and then she will perform Air: Hopeful, and then, the NMMA winner, Water: Out at Sea.
In 2021, Keely was honored to be a Semi-Finalist for the International Songwriting Competition, which is the largest songwriting competition in the world. Of the 22,000 submissions, only 11% were selected to be a 2021 ISC Semi-Finalist.
Keely was awarded a 2022-2023 UETF (Urban Enhancement Trust Fund) Grant through the City of Albuquerque, to work with Fusion Theater. She will be recording her new album, exhibiting her macrophotography, collaborating with dancers for an immersive integrative musical and visual performance, and teaching macrophotography workshops.
the 2020 NMMA in the Ambient Instrumental Category, and was a 2021 ISC Semi-Finalist in the Instrumentalist Category,
for her song,
Out at Sea,
the fourth song on this EP.
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Archetype by Celloquacious
Composition and Performance
by Keely Mackey aka Celloquacious.