Shelley Hirsch is a critically acclaimed vocalist, composer, and storyteller whose mostly solo compositions, staged multimedia works, improvisations, radio plays, installations and collaborations have been presented all over the world. Tonight Hirsch will give a poetic demonstration of her inventive body voice language process, show video documentation of staged work which has never been seen before in the USA, and present excerpts of works in progress. This is a free event. Warning – you may be asked to participate!
“.Her methods go beyond conventional definitions of composition and of performance. By violating logical, linear narrative forms, by opposing elements from our known world in disturbing ways, she plunges herself, and her audience, into collective reminiscences so visceral that they seem almost visual—a surreal accomplishment in itself” . Anne Le Baron in her article Reflections on Surrealism in Postmodern Music – Garland Press.
Shelley Hirsch is a 2010 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co” sponsored by Artists & Audiences Exchange, a NYFA public program, funded with leadership support from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA). This is Hirsch’s fourth NYFA fellowship. She has received awards in New Forms, Multidisciplinary Work/Performance Art, Music Composition and Sound/Music categories