Casey Spooner

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Casey Spooner (born February 2, 1970) is an American artist and musician. He was born in Athens, Georgia and resides in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Spooner is openly gay.[1] While attending the Art Institute of Chicago he met Warren Fischer. The two went on to cofound Fischerspooner in New York in 1998.

Spooner has submitted works for Deitch Projects and an album by R.E.M. A promotion for Fischerspooner's second album included an art Salon/Art Exhibition of all the images used in making of the album, this has since been linked to Warhol.[2]

Spooner has contributed and worked on shows with Doorika, a performance arts collective based in Chicago and New York City.

Casey joined experimental New York performance ensemble The Wooster Group in 2007, taking on the role of Ophelia's brother Laertes in their production of Hamlet (which featured two Fischerspooner songs that were composed for the show). During this time, he also began work on a third Fischerspooner album (with Warren Fischer).[3] Entertainment was released in North America via the band's own label FS Studios on May 4, 2009, produced by Jeff Saltzman (The Killers, The Black Keys, The Sounds). An American and European Tour, known as Between Worlds, continued all through 2009. Like in other Fischerspooner's performances, Spooner was the main figure of the show.

In January 2010, Spooner distributed online his first solo work, the song Faye Dunaway, as a preview of a 2010 solo album entitled Adult Contemporary. The album, according to words by Spooner on Twitter, was recorded directly after finishing Entertainment, and was scheduled for release in 2010. San Francisco, Ca session drummer, Cary LaScala, played drums on most of the album Adult Contemporary.

He served as the opening act for Scissor Sisters on their North American tour. This was possible thanks to the funding provided by his fans through Kickstarter, the crowdfunding online platform.[4] Currently, he is at home in NY after releasing his solo album, Adult Contemporary.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reighley, Kurt B (2005-05-10). "Casey and friends: openly gay Fischerspooner singer Casey Spooner offers some surprising collaborations on the group's latest.". The Advocate. Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ Bond, Mindy (2005-03-28). "Casey Spooner, Fischerspooner". Gothamist. Retrieved 2013-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Casey Spooner: Fischerspooner". SuicideGirls.com. 27 April 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-27. 
  4. ^ "Kickstarter Project". Retrieved 2011-07-03.