Sxip Shirey

Artist in Residence

Sxip Shirey is a composer/producer/performer based in New York City. His music is featured in  the international circus theater production “LIMBO” which is a co-production between Underbelly (UK), Strut N Fret (Australia) and South Bank Center (UK).  Shirey teaches “Text and Object Oriented Composition” at the Norwegian Theater Academy in Fredrickstad Norway.  He has toured as support act in the U.S. with Amanda Palmer and the Dresden Dolls. His band Luminescent Orchestrii toured internationally and has released 3 albums. Shirey has been a featured performer at TED. He wrote the music for the short film “Statuesque” written and directed by Neil Gaiman and starring Bill Nighy, and presented on SKY TV in the UK. He recently led his band at Madonna’s Birthday Party in the Hamptons. Shirey is a 2011 United States Artist Fellow.  He is currently creating the music for “Excuse Me There’s a Faggot in My Closet,” a new musical by writer Craig Harwood.  This summer he debuted   “The Gauntlet,” a unique situation for choir in which the audience walks through two lines of hocketing singers. It was produced by Make Music New York and Friends of the Highline and debuted on the Highline itself.