Sxip Shirey

Fri, Jul 16 7:00pm

A night of surprising, beautiful and fantastic sounds and music, from a world traveling composer, born out of New York City, Berlin, New Orleans, Sydney and many points in between.

Sxip Shirey is a real life circus composer having toured the world with the internationally acclaimed LIMBO. Shirey has also played exploding circus organ for the pyro-technic clowns of the Daredevil Opera Company at the Kennedy Center, industrial flutes for acrobats on mechanical jumping boots at The New Victory Theater on Broadway, Appalachian music for gypsies in Transylvania and gypsy music for Appalachians in West Virginia and has had had audiences dancing at underground parties in NYC to mutant harmonicas for 15 years. He has created choirs you walk through, THE GAUNTLET, at the Sydney Opera House and Rockefeller Center, He has been featured at TED, worked with Neil Gaiman and has released 3 solo albums.

“eclectic and original” -NPR, Fresh Air

“Sxip Shirey works in the places where noise becomes music and does things that make you realize there are no boundaries between noise and music—or not like you imagine.” – Bestselling fiction author Neil Gaiman

“Shirey is the living embodiment of the spirit of John Cage , committed to the tenets that music is play and listening to music is an active endeavor.” – The Classical Voice

COVID-19 Guidelines: In order to offer our patrons the safest and most enjoyable experience possible, social distance policies will be in effect through the 2021 season. All guests must wear their masks when out of their seats. In order to be served alcohol, guests will be required to purchase food from the food truck on premises. No food or drink from outside the venue is allowed. Food/ drink will open before the show in staggered intervals depending on patron’s ticket type, please arrive at the time indicated below.

(All outdoor events are rain or shine; no refunds)

TICKETS:

$25 – Table Seating: Tables and chairs socially distanced 6-feet from surrounding tables. Guests are offered table service and may order from our full bar menu once they’ve ordered from food truck.

$18 – The Foundry Green (General Admission):  Sit socially distanced out on our lawn. Guests sitting on the green are welcome to bring their own chairs and/or blankets and may order canned beer and wine after they’ve ordered from food truck.

Seating/ Bar/ Food Truck Open: 5PM for Table Seating – 6PM for The Foundry Green (General Admission).

This event is sponsored by our friends at Berkshire Music Project!

Berkshire Music Project aims to utilize local organizations and community input to bring diverse musical talent into Berkshire County, support and promote local talent, and fill the gaps that remain in an emerging music scene.