Elliott Sharp

A central figure in the avant-garde music scene in New York City for over thirty years, Elliott Sharp leads the projects Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane. He has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction. His collaborators have included Ensemble Modern, Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt, pop singer Debbie Harry, blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples, jazz greats Jack deJohnette and Sonny Sharrock, turntable innovator Christian Marclay, and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians of Jahjouka. Sharp’s Polymerae was commissioned by the Frankfurter Stiftung and premiered in April 2008 by the Ensemble Modern. More

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Elliott Sharp

Cleveland (Ohio, USA), 1951

Residence: New York City (New York, USA)

  • Composer
  • Performer (guitar)
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