February 22, 2017

Naked Soul: Duncan Sheik

Rubin Museum of Art
150 W 17th St, New York, NY 10011
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Duncan Sheik is a Grammy- and Tony Award–winning artist who launched his musical career in 1996 with his self-titled debut album. In 2015 Sheik released Legerdemain, his first production of original material not attached to a theater piece since 2006. The album received rave reviews including from the Los Angeles Times, who said, "as assured as it is adventurous, Legerdemain reflects his effort in elegantly rendered tunes." Sheik is currently working on several projects, including a theatrical production of The Secret Life of Bees and a series for New Form Digital. He is also the owner of Sneaky Studios in Garrison, New York.

Naked Soul presents performances from some of the country's top singer/songwriters without microphones or amplifiers, as if the music were, acoustically speaking, naked. The musicians in the series draw upon the universal themes inherent in Himalayan art—spirituality, peace, tolerance, wisdom, compassion—on select Friday evenings.