Shelley Hirsch: “And So It Was and Was and WaAAass” Night 1
Thursday, November 30, 20238:00 pm
$25 advance$30 doors$20 Student/Senior (w/ ID, Senior 65+)doors 7pm
Voice/interdisciplinary artist Shelley Hirsch returns to Roulette to present her new NYSCA-commissioned work, And So it Was And Was and WaAAassSSssSss, a quilt/collage of voices(s), language, sound, storytelling, stream of consciousness writing, and video projections incorporating extractions of her past and present work with special guests.
Shelley Hirsch voice, electronics, live project text,
Ka Baird piano, flute, voice/electronics
Lindsey Wagner voice
Luisa Muhr voice
+ additional performers TBA
“A unique poetry…telling of the waywardness and drift of language…full of lust and humour, lasciviousness and rebellion…” —Süddeutsche Zeitung
A livestream will be available free of charge at 8pm on the day of the performance and archived for future viewing.
Born and raised in East New York Brooklyn, Shelley Hirsch has been pushing boundaries with her unique vocal art drawing on her life experiences, her memory, and her vivid imagination for decades. She has presented her compositions, staged multimedia works, improvisations, radio plays, installations, and collaborations in concert halls, clubs, festivals, theaters, museums, galleries, and on radio, film, and television on five continents. Hirsch’s fellowships and awards include The Foundation For Contemporary Arts Grants for Artists; The John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship; A Creative Capital Grant; NYFA fellowships in both Music and Interdisciplinary categories; AIR Grants from The DAAD in Berlin, Havestworks, Yaddo, Queenslab, etc, and NYSCA Individual Artist Commissions, the latest in for a music composition commission which will premiere in Winter, 2023 and a grant from NYFA NYC Women’s Fund for a recording which will be released in Sept 2023 Hirsch can be heard on seventy plus recordings. In 2018, her archives were acquired by the Fales Library at NYU for their Downtown Collection.
“And So It Was and Was and WaAAass” by Shelley Hirsch was commissioned by Roulette, made possible with funds provided by the New York State Council on the Arts. This performance is presented through Roulette’s GENERATE program, providing over 30 artists each year with in-depth creative and technical support.
Additional support: NYC Women’s Fund for Media, Music and Theater for a recording grant