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    sxip shirey Quotes

    In many ways I'm an experimental and new music composer that comes from a rural tradition rather than an urban one.
    — Sxip Shirey
    tags: urban  music 
     
    I live in a neighborhood that's really filled with sound - there's a lot of Jamaican auto body shops, and the guys next door play hip hop.
    — Sxip Shirey
    tags: live  body 
     
    I compose with bells a lot. Bells and breath. Both things you react to without thinking about it. Bells traditionally give us orders: come to the desk, the truck is backing up, the ice cream is here, it's time to go to church. They're sounds our brains are already associated with.
    — Sxip Shirey
    tags: time  brain  church  thinking 
     
    I'm the anti indie-rocker. My stuff isn't ironic.
    — Sxip Shirey
    The way I approach things is from an experimental folk music standpoint. I was obsessed with the Beatles as a kid.
    — Sxip Shirey
    tags: music  kids 
     
    Art is borne out of necessity. Music is a tool and men are doers. When a relationship is working, you don't need to write a song-you need to get toilet paper.
    — Sxip Shirey
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