SHELLEY HIRSCH

  • RESIDENCY DATES : Feb 1st 2014 to Feb 27th 2014 | Feb 15th 2016 to Feb 18th 2016
  • FROM : USA
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Shelley Hirsch is an award winning, critically acclaimed vocalist, composer, and storyteller whose mostly solo compositions, staged multimedia works, improvisations, radio plays, installations and collaborations have been produced and presented in concert halls, clubs, festivals, theaters, museums, galleries and on radio, film and television on 5 continents.

She is the recipient of numerous awards, grants, fellowships and residencies in the music composition, electronic music, performance, new forms, multidisciplinary work categories, including 4 from NYFA; a Creative Capital grant; the prestigious DAAD residency in Berlin; The Ucross/Alpert residency Prize; 2 NEA grants and a record 5 Artist In Residencies from Harvestworks Studio PASS. The radio version of her autobiographical musical piece "O Little Town of East New York" won a 1st Prize in the Prix Futura International Media Competition in Berlin.

Hirsch can be heard on 70 recordings including her own projects . "Singing" (solos/ duos w/David Simons and Samm Bennett) ; the solo CD's "States" and "The Far In Far Out Worlds of Shelley Hirsch"; her autobiographical musical "O' Little Town of East New York" and "Haiku Lingo" (music for both composed with David Weinstein). Her most recent releases are "Where Were You Then?" a suite of songs and stories in collaboration with Swiss composer keyboard player Simon Ho; and improvised music w/guitarist Uchihashi Kasuhisa "Duets" and "Duets 10 Years After"; with turntable player Joke Lanz "Berlin-Brooklyn" and a soon to be released cd w/ Hans Koch, Martin Schuetz and Freddy Studor.