Shelley Hirsch (New York)
Shelley Hirsch is "an unorthodox extraordinary fusion of vocalist, composer and performance artist" (Anne LeBaron) whose work encompasses story telling pieces, staged performances, compositions, improvisations, collaborations, installations and radio-plays, which have been presented on 5 continents.
She has performed hundreds of concerts of improvised music with many musicians i.e. Anthony Coleman, Christian Marclay, Ikue Mori, Toshio Kajiwara, Hans Reichel, Min Xiao Fen, Paul Lovens, DJ Olive, Joey Baron, Marc Ribot, Butch Morris, Elliot Sharp etc.
She recorded for such labels as Tzadik, No Mans Land, Apollo, Innocence Records, FMP etc. with the likes of John Zorn, David Weinstein, Nicolas Collins, Jon Rose, Sven Ake Johannson, Alexander von Schlippenbach, Jin Hi Kim and many more.
"A woman of thousand voices… She offers an enthralling demonstration of the way songs, vocal styles and language might have evolved out of more primal musical impulses." New York Times