Emily Chiu

composer / lyricist / musician

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Keaton & The Whale

Book & Lyrics by Molly Reisman
Book & Music by Emily Chiu

A lonely artist named Keaton meets the loneliest whale in the world, who sings at 52-hertz, a frequency no other whale can hear. The Whale has been swimming alone and singing to only his shadow for who knows how long until one day he hears a mysterious voice reply. Unfortunately for The Whale, this voice is actually the shitty sound installation of tortured graduate student, Keaton. Keaton and the Whale is a story about loneliness and the beauty of communication in all of its many forms.


(1 hr 30 min)

  • 4:28
    Kennedy Kanagawa (Whale), Patrick Thompson (piano)