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David Shively works in media ranging from Hungarian cimbalom to percussion to analog electronics and feedback systems.  Solo appearances throughout North America and Europe include Spectrum XXI (Bucharest), Dia:Beacon, EMPAC, Miller Theatre, Performa, SONiC Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Other Minds, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Wittner Tage für neue Kammermusik, and Münchener Biennale. Since 2004 he is co-director of Either/Or, curating its programming and performances in New York City and elsewhere.  Other ongoing projects include the noise/drone band UllU, Balkan and Carpathian folk musics, and a wide range of work as an improviser.  Recent commissions from Dia:Beacon, Donna Uchizono Dance Group, and Harvestworks.  Recordings for Starkland, New World, Tzadik, Mode, Quecksilber, Braxton House, and other labels in addition to works for film, sound installation, and radio broadcast…

contact:  david [at] resonantobjects [dot] com