Photograph by Janelle Ketcher

Photograph by Janelle Ketcher


Lindsay Keast is a musician and composer working in Des Moines, IA. She graduated in 2014 from the University of Oregon with an M.A. in Art History and Master's Certificate in Museum Studies with a focus on the intersection of experimental art and music in American modernism. She plays multiple instruments with varying degrees of ability including flute, voice, guitar, mandolin, bass, drums, and piano.

Lindsay has written for diverse mediums including film, animation, dance, theme, and live performance. Recent works include dance scores for "Enact: Keepers" performed by Syd Devine at the San Francisco International Arts Festival and a film score for artist Julia Oldham's animation "Laika's Lullaby" debuted at the Pataphysical Society in Portland, OR and shown in exhibitions across the country.

As a musician, Lindsay has performed in multiple projects including Lady Paw (drums), Andrew Weathers Ensemble (flute/piano/voice), Stubborn Tiny Lights vs. Clustering Darkness Forever OK? (piano/voice), Big.Digital (mandolin), Honeycreeper (drums/voice), and Tree branch Twig (piano/mandolin/guitar/voice).

Lindsay currently works as Arts Program Coordinator for the Iowa Arts Council, a division of the Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs, striving to improve the quality of life in Iowa by cultivating creativity, learning, and participation in the arts. She also co-founded Project Art Des Moines, a nonprofit, collaborative arts space dedicated to the exploration and celebration of cultural groups in Central Iowa.