Born and raised in East New York Brooklyn, Vocal Artist, Performer, Composer, Storyteller Shelley Hirsch, has been pushing boundaries with her unique vocal art and performance work, drawing on her life experiences, her memory and her vivid imagination for decades. She has performed her work on five continents and can be heard on more than 70 recordings.
Hirsch has received prestigious awards including a John Simon Memorial Guggenheim Fellowship; A Foundation for Contemporary Arts Grants to Artists; four NYFA awards in Music and Interdisciplinary Work, a Creative Capital Grant , and residencies including the DAAD in Berlin, Yaddo, and six at Harvestworks Digital Media Center in NYC. In 2018 Hirsch’s archives were acquired by The Fales Library at NYU for The Downtown Collection.
See / hear more of her work in quarantine include performance improvisations at home. And Generating text Field recordings in Quarantine, and an excerpt from her performance/installation as artist in residence at QueensLab.