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David Shively

David Shively

percussion

​David Shively performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout North America and Europe, working in media ranging from traditional percussion to Hungarian cimbalom to musical saw to analog electronic systems and feedback. Currently based in Brooklyn, NY, he has been co-artistic director of the ensemble Either/Or since 2004, curating its programs and festivals in New York City and elsewhere. He also guests regularly with groups such as Collegium Novum Zürich, NYNME, GNOM-Baden, and the International Contemporary Ensemble. Recent solo engagements include Dia:Beacon, Performa 09 (New York), the American Academy in Rome, Other Minds (San Francisco), and Wittner Tage für neue Kammermusik (Witten). Stage soloist credits include Pnima… ins innere (München, 2000; Stuttgart, 2010) and The Persians (National Actors’ Theatre). He has recorded for CRI, Mode, New World, Starkland, Tzadik, and many other labels in addition to numerous works for film, sound installation, and radio broadcast.