Ideas 4: 'Tis Pity She's a Whore

by Bonfire Madigan Shive

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This is a taste of the music originally created & performed live for the 2008 season production of the Jacobian Tragedy, 'Tis Pity She's a Whore. Directed by Carey Perloff at The American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco, CA.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWne8cEUhsg

"Walt Spangler’s huge set, with what seems to be an impressive array of organ pipes takes center stage against the back wall. Tucked inside the Organ is Bonfire Madigan Shive, who plays the Cello and sings the most haunting music I’ve ever heard in a play. She also has Angel Wings. You can forget Phantom of the Opera – she outdoes Andrew Lloyd Webber." — BeyondChron.org by Lee Hartgrave

"The howls of a wounded cello and the voice of a tormented angel suffuse the blood-soaked tragedy on the American Conservatory Theater's stage. Above all - literally, seated high amid the massive organ pipes of Walt Spangler's industrial-baroque cathedral set - composer, cellist and vocalist Bonfire Madigan Shive is an electrifying one-woman heavenly choir." — San Francisco Chronicle

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released January 2, 2017

all material written & performed by Bonfire Madigan Shive on cello. percussion by Shawn Biggs. recorded & mixed at Studio Paradiso by Shawn Biggs for Little Echoes 2008

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Bonfire Madigan San Diego, California

Singer-composer-vocalist Madigan Shive is Bessie Smith reincarnated as a punk rock cellist, as progressive and liberal as they come. Her powerful voice conveys irresistible emotion and her music creates a new language that is as ancient as the oldest Indian medicine woman and as modern as intergalactic space travel. — Tricia Halloran, "Brave New World" KCRW-FM ... more

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