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Sxip Shirey
Sxip Shirey

Sxip Shirey

New York, NY USA

"I don’t think that you ‘discover’ who you are; I think you create who you are."

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Day In The Life


I'm a musician and performer fascinated with experimental sounds and instruments.

Skills & Education

Here's the path I took:

  • High School

  • Bachelor's Degree

    Physics, General

    Ohio University-Main Campus

Life & Career Milestones

My path in life has been direct

  • 1.

    Was a very smart kid, but despite understanding things conceptually, he never did well in school.

  • 2.

    His mom says that looking back, it’s now apparent that he had a learning and attention issue, but at the time, they didn’t know what dyslexia was.

  • 3.

    While he was at college, he stumbled upon a blues band that needed a keyboardist.

  • 4.

    He told his dad, “I would go join this band if it weren’t for college,” and his dad replied, “Do it. That’s what you’re going to do eventually, anyways.”

  • 5.

    Decided to drop out of school and become a full-time musician.

  • 6.

    Says he never just “realized” that music could be more than a hobby; he worked every day at making sure that it became his career.

  • 7.

    Founded The Luminescent Orchestrii, an experimental music group based in New York City.

  • 8.

    He likes to take small instruments or sounds and create “epic” music from them; says his music is informed by his belief that everyone leads an epic life.