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Friday, March 14 • 10:00pm - 10:30pm
Sxip Shirey

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Sxip Shirey Ecstatic melody unimaginable sounds and deep sexy beats created on Industrial Flutes, Bullhorn Harmonica, Regurgitated Music Box, Triple Extended Pennywhistles, Miniature Hand Bell Choir, Obnoxiophone, Glass Bowls With Red Marbles and a clutch of curious objects. A confusion of novelty, experimental and electronics, wild and entertaining. Joining him will be incredible human beat boxer and vocal percussionist, Adam Matta. In 2008 Sxip Shirey will be performing with The Dresden Dolls, appearing at TED, SXSW and will be doing a 23 show run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival Adam Matta is a vocal percussionist and vocal sound effect artist who has performed with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Bora Yoon, Kenny Muhammad, Sxip Shirey, Shara Worden, and Beatboxer Entertainment, at venues such as Jazz at Lincoln Center's Allen Room, Madison Square Garden, and Town Hall. His music can be heard on "The L Word: Season II, Sessions," released on Tommy Boy Records. He is a 2007-08 Artist in Residence at Cornell University, where he produces live events and beatboxes for multiple dance classes every week. Sxip Shirey came to New York City when he joined The Bindlestiff Family Cirkus in the year 2000, This started him in a circus/theater direction and he composed music for Anti-Gravity and for the pyro-technic clowns of the Daredevil Opera Company, performing, composing and appearing at The New Victory Theater on Broadway, The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, The Kennedy Center and the Sydney Opera House. His gypsy-tango-klezmer-punk band The Luminescent Orchestrii tours internationally and is part of the wild Balkan scene in New York City, their track "Amaritzi" is featured on the new Putumayo compilation "Balkan Groove". Recently as a solo artist he toured as host and support act for The Dresden Dolls for their fall 2006 US tour and at their two day DVD at The Round House in London. In New York City he performs and curates a high powered variety night called "Sxip's Hour of Charm" at Joe's Pub at the Public Theater. Last winter he composed music for "Marsupial Girl" by Lisa D'Amour for The Children's Theater Company of Minneapolis in a project developed with New Dramatists in NYC. He has also composed for works at the Ohio Theater, HERE, the Southern Theater and Inter-Media Arts in Minneapolis and has toured East Coast Colleges with the puppet theater piece "Savage Nursery" by Erin Orr developed through a grant from the Henson Foundation.

Friday March 14, 2008 10:00pm - 10:30pm
St David's Church 304 E 7th St

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