Sxip Shirey is a composer/producer and performer based in New York City. He most recently toured internationally with the theater/circus arts production "LIMBO "which was developed between Strut N Fret productions in Australia and Underbelly in London with South Bank Center as a co­producer. Shirey teaches at the Norwegian Theater Academy in Fredrikstad Norway, which Shirey considers "The Black Mountain College of NOW". Shirey has been a featured performer at TED. He wrote the music for the short film "Statuesque" written and directed by Neil Gaiman and staring Bill Nighy and most recently lead the band at Madonna's Birthday Party in the Hamptons. Shirey is a 2011 United States Artist Fellow. He is currently working on the music for "Excuse Me There's a Faggot in My Closet", a new musical by writer Craig Harwood.  He is also working on "The Gauntlet: Fredrickstad" A piece to celebrate the 400th anniversary of Fredrickstad, Norway. His piece "The Gauntlet: The Highline" which is a choir you walk through, premiered on The Highline raised park in NYC as part of Make Music New York 2016.