Manhattan Composer Michael Keck has a passion for theatre and film, working in numerous genres, including World Music. His compositions abound in theatrical productions around the world, including The Kennedy Center, Mark Taper Forum, Arena Stage, The Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Barbican Center, and Bristol Old Vic. Michael appears in Film and TV: 43 Days, Seeing Art, Peoples Of America, African Americans of Achievement, and Holidays For Children. Excelling in African, Middle-Eastern and Jewish music, Michael's tracks are always lyrical and memorable.
Michael Keck's song "Aaminah Lady of Peace" is the winner of our Editor's Choice Award for April 2012. This song is gifted with one of the most exotic and masterful female vocal performances we have ever heard, utilizing an unusual warbling vibrato vocal technique.
Michael's love for the theatre, combined with his originality in composing contemporary music with flair, has made him a most popular guy around the world. In addition to the stage productions above, Michael has composed music for the Cincinnati Playhouse, The Alliance, Milwaukee Repertory, Indiana Repertory, Portland Center Stage, and many other American theaters, plus The National Theater of Croatia.
Whether you are producing a documentary, feature-length film, TV commercial, fashion runway, industrial promo, theatre production or art installation, Michael's music will nail it for you. He can conjure up music that is perfect for action thrillers, espionage, romance, a shamanic dance, a bar mitzvah, or a bone-chilling CSI murder episode. Did we forget to mention that "Versatility" is his middle name?
This wonderful Clarinet and Cello duet plays a beautiful traditional melody, which would be sung at a festive Sabbath or holiday meal or at Chassidic gatherings. This poignant and extremely
lyrical theme is Ideal for TV, Film Drama, and historical documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Jewish Folk
This beautiful Clarinet plays an emotional, festive traditional Sephardic tune from the former Ottoman Empire. poignant and painful, authentic and extremely lyrical theme Ideal for TV, Film Drama, and historical documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Jewish Folk
This beautiful Violin plays an emotional, festive traditional Sephardic tune from the former Ottoman Empire. Poignant and festive, authentic and extremely lyrical theme Ideal for TV, Film Drama, and historical documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Jewish Folk
This delightful Clarinet and Cello duet is one the best known Jewish folk songs and is usually a boisterous and very happy song. This authentic and extremely lyrical theme is Ideal for TV, Film, Drama and historical documentaries. Instrumental, Folk, Jewish Folk
A lively Tango produced with small ensemble of accordion and violin, piano drums and acoustic bass. Perfect when your production needs a tight snappy arrangement suitable for TV, Film, and Commercials. Flirtatious, romantic, passionate, and adventurous. Sultry, flirtatious and exotic. Instrumental, Folk, Latin Folk
This fast and catchy Klezmer piece is performed on violin with a traditional musical embellishment with ornamental turns or trills. Perfect for your TV, Film, and Documentary depicting Jewish weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvah and other joyous occasions where beauty is the key. Instrumental, Folk, Jewish Folk
This vibrant, Bluegrass track with acoustic guitars, mandolin, banjo, fiddle, hand claps and stomps suitable for Southern documentary, Civil War drama, PBS features and travel and adventure. Instrumental, Corporate, Corporate Country
This spare, elegant Harmonium arrangement of The "Navy Hymn", often published as "Eternal Father, Strong to Save" and also known as "For Those in Peril on the Sea." is a traditional hymn, useful for underscoring period or contemporary maritime themed projects setting the tone for danger at sea. Instrumental, Folk, Christian Folk
This snappy upbeat happy, dancing, jolly Celtic folk tune is perfect for the merry folk to enjoy dancing, drinking and carousing in the local pub. Lively fiddle, guitar, penny whistle and a rhythm section consisting of Bodhran and tambourine. Instrumental, Folk, European Folk
This wonderful Cello plays a soulful and lively phrase based on an old world melody. This poignant and extremely lyrical theme is Ideal for TV, Film Drama, and documentaries with Jewish Themes. Instrumental, Folk, Jewish Folk