The High Regard Show

Episode 66 of the “High Regard Show,” “Sxip Shirey,” features an interview with composer, musician and true creative Renaissance man Sxip Shirey. Sxip will release his latest album, "A Bottle of Whiskey and a Handful of Bees" on Jan. 13.

He talks to us about bringing his many artistic worlds together for the album release show on Jan. 9 at National Sawdust in Brooklyn, who inspired him to make music using found objects and what downtime looks like for a creative who fires on all cylinders.

That Mag- Circus Life of the Sxip of All Trades

Sxip Shirey is a composer/producer and performer who is based out of Brooklyn, NYC. His diverse career includes creating music for circuses (Bindelstiff Family Circus, Anti-Gravity, LIMBO), playing in a gypsy/tango/klezmer punk band (Luminescent Orchestrii), writing for film (Neil Gaiman’s Statuesque, Douglass Keeve’s Hotel Gramercy ParkStoya’s Graphic Depictions) and as a touring solo artist (including support act for Amanda Palmer and The Dresden Dolls).

Take Two NPR

An accomplished composer and performer on a number of things (multi-instrumentalist seems an insufficient term), the New Yorker has built a distinct log of credits from brash Amanda Palmer and her Dresden Dolls to the Boston Pops, with others including Reggie Watts, co-founding the Luminescent Orchetrii, composing for a short film by Neil Gaiman and a mini-opera for the English National Opera and "The Gauntlet," a choir performance in which the audience members walk between two rows of singers.