David Shively performs concert and installation works in media ranging from Hungarian cimbalom to percussion to analog electronics and feedback systems. Solo appearances throughout North America and Europe include Dia:Beacon, EMPAC, Miller Theatre, Performa 09, SONiC Festival, the American Academy in Rome, Other Minds 13, Staatsoper Stuttgart, Wittner Tage für neue Kammermusik, and Münchener Biennale. He has been co-artistic director of Either/Or since 2004, curating its programming and festivals throughout the Northeast. Other ongoing projects include the noise/drone band UllU, Balkan and Carpathian folk musics, composing for dance, and a wide range of work as an improviser. Recordings for Starkland, New World, Tzadik, Mode, Quecksilber, Braxton House, and other labels in addition to works for film, sound installation, and radio broadcast.