Elliott Sharp

Elliott Sharp (composer/multi-instrumentalist/producer) leads the groups Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane. He has composed algorithmic music for over twenty-five years and has also been active as an improviser. His compositions have been performed by the Symphony of the Hessischer Rundfunk, the Ensemble Modern, Continuum, the Orchestra of the SEM ensemble, Kronos Quartet, Zeitkratzer, the Soldier String Quartet, and the Quintet of the Americas. His collaborators have included Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, cello innovator Frances-Marie Uitti, blues legend Hubert Sumlin, turntable artists Christian Marclay and DJ Soulslinger, and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians of Jahjouka. Sharp composed music and sound design for computer artist Perry Hoberman’s virtual 3D installation TIMETABLE, which won the Grand Prize at the 1999 NTT Intermedia Communication Center biennial in Tokyo. He formed zOaR Records in 1978 to release his own and other extreme musics and produced the critically-acclaimed compilations State of the Union and PERIPHERAL VISION. Sharp’s latest CD releases include SYNDAKIT (zOaR) with Orchestra Carbon and TECTONICS: ERRATA.

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Elliot Sharp