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Alex "Tiappa" Klimovitsky

Alex "Tiappa" Klimovitsky

Alexander Tiappa Klimovitsky is an award-winning composer, singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist performer, and recording artist. He’s collaborated with such diverse artists such as Jason Corsaro (Iggy Pop, Madonna, Moby), Rory Attwell (Vaccines, Palma Violet), members of Buraka Som Systema, Metronomy and Thievery Corporation, as well as MacArthur fellow Lee Breuer and legendary experimental theater groups such as Mabou Mines, The Open Program of Thomas Richards and Jerzy Gratowski, Terra Incognita and Anonymous Ensemble. He currently lives and teaches in New York City.











CREDITS:

AWARDS
.#11 on national album of the year chart, music blog (PORTUGAL) 2017

.#15 on Portuguese album of the year chart, music blog (PORTUGAL) 2017

.Best new Band of the year, A New Band a Day (BBC), (UK) 2011

.10 bands to watch out for, Drowned in Sound (UK)2011

.#3 on MTV Portugal Top 10, 2011

.Residents Artist Program for Mabou Mines,(US) 2003

.Song of the Year, Radio A3 (PORTUGAL) 1998

.Most promising new band of the year, Blitz Magazine, (portugal) 1998

THEATER AND FILM

SONGS FROM A TALL ROOM, performances at Five Myles Gallery, produced by Five Myles and Anonymous Ensemble-co-creator, performer, writer, composer.
2021

COFFIN, Carver’s Barn,Savannah, GA, directed by Lee Breuer and Dana Greenfield, produced by produced by Sharon Levy, Maud Mitchell and Mabou Mines-musician, composer, performer, foley
2021

SOMEDAY/RED HORSE ANIMATION VIDEO, video art installation-creator, composer, video editor.
2021

FLIGHT, Virtual performances series, Anonymous Ensemble-musician, composer, performer, foley
2020

FALLING IN THE LOVE HOLE pt2, The Slipper Room, NYC, produced by Visceral Abstractions — co-creator, performer, writer, composer.
2019

SUMMER IN THE CITY, film directed and produced by Mojo Lorwin -music and sound design consultant
2019

SONGS FROM A TALL ROOM, NYC workshop, Anonymous Ensemble— co-creator, performer, writer, composer.
2019

FALLING IN THE LOVE HOLE, The Slipper Room, NYC, produced by Visceral Abstractions — co-creator, performer, writer, composer.
2019

HOME, community theater project at the Andrew Freedman Home and the People’s Forum, NYC, Directed by The Open Program of the Workcenter of Jerzy Grotowski and Thomas Richards — performer
2019

THE FUTURE, installation performance in a Chashama art space, produced by Anonymous Ensemble — co-creator, performer, composer
2019

MEDEA, Workshop Mabou Mines, NYC, DIrected by Lee Breuer — musician, performer, foley
2018

MILK, film directed by Polina Klimovitskaya and produced by Terra Incognita — composer and sound design
20018

GLASS GUIGNOL, Mabou Mines Theater, directed by Lee Breuer, produced by Mabou Mines— performer, musician, composer
2017

SHIP OF FOOLS, HERE Theater, Directed by Jessica Scott and Anonymous Ensemble — co-creator, composer, performer.
2014

LA DIVINA CARICATURA, directed by Lee Breuer, produced by Mabou Mines, La Mama Theater, NYC — performer, musician, Foley
2013

FRAGMENTS OF TERRA, Cave Leimay Theater, New York , directed by Polina Klimovitskaya, produced by Terra Incongita — performer, musician, composer
2012

Curse of the Starving Class, St. Petersburg Rainbow Theater Festival, Directed by Lee Breuer — composer.
2012

CRUX, Paris workshop, Directed by Lee Breuer — co-creator, composer, performer.
2005

CRUX, Mabou mines workshop, Directed by Lee Breuer — co-creator, composer, performer.
2003

STEP INTO LIQUID, Film directed by Dana Brown, Artisan Entertainment-composed and performed closing credits track
2003

RECORDING/ALBUMS
SOMEDAY, (EP), Alex Klimovitsky, pre-release
— lead vocals, drums, guitars, bass percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production, artwork
2021


MEAT (working title), (LP) Alex Klimovitsky
— lead vocals, drums, guitars, bass percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production, artwork
2020

SLEEP AT THE WHEEL, (single) Nery, Madluv Records — lead vocals, composition, lyrics
2016

THIS GLORIOUS NO AGE,(LP) YOUTHLESS, Nos Discos/ CLUB.THE.MAMMOTH / Kartel Music Group
— lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production, artwork
2016

LINGUA, (LP) OCTA PUSH — guitar, composition
2016

MONSTA REMIXES, (EP) YOUTHLESS — lead vocals, lyrics, composition
2014

MONSTA OCTA PUSH REMIX, (single) OCTA PUSH — lead vocals, lyrics
2014 A MOSCA,(single) Pernas de Alicate — lead vocals, lyrics, composition

2013

OITO, (LP) OCTA PUSH — lead vocals, lyrics, composition
2013

LA MOUSTACHE, (single) YOUTHLESS, Lovers and Lollypops — lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2012

THE DRUGS, (single) YOUTHLESS, Lovers and Lollypops — lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2012

RE-EDUCATION, (single) YOUTHLESS, Enchufada — — lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2012

THE BEASTS, (single) YOUTHLESS, Bad Panda — lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2012

CASPER BUTTERFLIP, (single) YOUTHLESS, One Bird Records— lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2010

GOLDEN AGE, (single) YOUTHLESS, One Bird Records— lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2010

GOOD HUNTERS, (single) YOUTHLESS, Enchufada —lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2010

TELEMACHY, YOUTHLESS, Optimus Discos — — lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
MONTH 2009

MONSTA, (EP) YOUTHLESS, self released— — lead vocals, drums, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2008

SOUND OF WAVES, (Soundtrack LP) Three and a quarter and YOUTHLESS, Monumental Enterprises— lead vocals, guitars, percussion, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2006


BASEMENT TAPES, (LP) Three and a quarter, self released — lead vocals, guitars, percussion, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2005

STEP INTO LIQUID, (Soundtrack LP) Three and a quarter, Monumental Enterprises— lead vocals, guitars, percussion, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2003

CHUBBY DUBBY, (LP) Three and a quarter, Jahnotion/Long Beach Records/ Zona Musica — lead vocals, guitars, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
2001

QUALITY TIMES, (EP) Three and a quarter, self released— lead vocals, guitars, percussion, keyboards, lyrics, composition, arrangement, production.
1998

TOURING
Tiappa and the Mojo Rising (solo act) (USA/PORTUGAL)
Coclea (PORTUGAL)
Freddy locks (PORTUGAL/SPAIN)
Youthless (PORTUGAL/USA/CANADA/ITALY/RUSSIA/SPAIN/FRANCE/UK)
Octa push (PORTUGAL/USA/UK)
Los Rumberos (USA)
Three and a quarter (USA/CANADA/PORTUGAL/SPAIN)


ADVERTISING (SELECT CLIENTS)
BMW, RENAULT, RIP CURL, DELTA CAFE, MTV PORTUGAL, VODAFONE, COMPAL, BEN AND JERRY’S, LISBON FASHION WEEK, SCRAPPERS FILM GROUP, TV2 PORTUGAL, ANTENA 3

TEACHING
Songwriting Workshops, private and group lessons, NYC
2020- PRESENT

Music Together, infants music and movement program, NYC
2018-PRESENT

Canta Y Baila Conmigo, infants music, language and movement program in Spanish, NYC
2018-PRESENT

EDUCATION
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT — BA
1999 - 2003

Studied music with Anthony Braxton, J. Hoggard, Abraham Adzenyah, Greg Drew and John Barlow. Final thesis was a theater score and adaptation of the anonymously penned 12th Century Gaelic miracle play “The Crucifixion” that later became a work in progress with Lee Breuer and Mabou Mines.

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