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Celloquacious Album Release Performance

Keely's Resiliency Residency UETF (Urban Enhancement Trust Fund) Grant, at FUSION Theatre, through the City of Albuquerque, allowed her to record her new album and solo produce and direct her largest performance yet. Celloquacious: I Speak Through My Cello, an album release performance, was held on Friday, August 19th at 6 pm.


This avant-garde, interdisciplinary presentation, included guest professional dancers, Carmen Valeria Montes head of Casa Flamenca, aerialists Summer Solon and Laura Cummins, and Yoginis Erin Hansbrough and Marisol Brito. Additionally, Keely's macrophotography visuals and a live fractal projection from Dr. Jonathan Wolfe, President of Fractal Foundation, engaged the full audience throughout the performance. Keely wrote this album as a love letter to Nature in sound form. This was a healing presentation for all involved.

Decades long cellist, composer and interdisciplinary artist, Keely Mackey, emerged as solo artist, Celloquacious in 2019, amplifying and live looping her acoustic cello: originally creating a virtual cello orchestra! Since then, she released an EP, won two music awards, and was accepted to worldwide electroacoustic music festivals. People have described Keely’s nature inspired music as “healing: simultaneously relaxing and invigorating”, “beautifully haunting lush cello-y vibes”, and “luring sounds from antiquity”. Uniquely, she holds space for her audience in her performances. 

Photo taken during live album release performance  Photography Credit: Keith Langerman
CELLOQUACIOUS EP From When the Veil Thins

You can sample and download these songs now by clicking this button, "get started".:

This debut EP is a collection of four songs, which were part of a production which Keely wrote the story to, co-produced, composed musical pieces for, and also performed with her group, Delphi Project, that featured professional choreographers and ballet dancers in Albuquerque, NM at Fusion Theatre.
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, pronounced: Sawh-whin), 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!

Keely was awarded a 2022-2023 UETF (Urban Enhancement Trust Fund) Resiliency Residency Grant through the City of Albuquerque, to work with Fusion Theatre. She recorded her new album, gave macrophotography workshops and classes, and collaborated with dancers for an immersive integrative musical and visual (macrophotography projections) performance. 

In 2021, Keely was honored to be a Semi-Finalist for the International Songwriting Competition, for her song, Out at Sea. This is the largest songwriting competition in the world. Of the 22,000 submissions, only 11% were selected to be a 2021 ISC Semi-Finalist.

Click here to listen to, 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 to 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. 

December 17th, 2020: Downtown Gallup Rocks Concert Series. Celloquacious was honored to be selected to perform as part of this music series which was funded by the Mimi and Mortimer Levitt Foundation. The recorded performance was streamed on Facebook, Instagram and on KGLP 91.7 FM on the 19th. 


Awards & Grants


Keely won
the 2020 New Mexico Music Award in the Ambient Instrumental Category, and was a 2021 International Songwriting Competition Semi-Finalist in the Instrumentalist Category,
for her song, "Out at Sea",


Celloquacious  &
Delphi Project
Archetype by Celloquacious

Composition and Performance

by Keely Mackey aka Celloquacious.

La Resistance by Delphi Project

Composition and Piano Performance

by Elizabeth Garland

Cello Performance by Keely Mackey

LIVE VIDEO at Exclusive House Party/
Transfiguration (excerpt) by Celloquacious

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