Photo of Armitage Shanks wearing a top hat and speaking through an old fashioned megaphone.

Circus Contraption

Circus Contraption was a one ring circus committed to the preservation, enrichment, and evolution of the circus and variety arts. Music is an integral part of the Circus Contraption experience, and the troupe worked toward blurring the lines between the musicians and physical performers in the creative process. The band was led by music director and ringmaster Armitage Shanks.

Artist Support Program 2001: Recording and production of the CD Gallimaufry

Sound Clips
  • Circus Contraption - Gallimaufry CD cover
    Circus Contraption - Wooly Hat