Artists | Elliott Sharp (US)

Elliott Sharp (born 1951 in Cleveland, USA) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, and producer.
A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, he has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. Sharp has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.
His collaborators have included Christian Marclay, Nels Cline, Bobby Previte, Joey Baron, David Torn, Eric Mingus, Zeena Parkins, Vernon Reid, as well as Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Debbie Harry, Ensemble Modern, Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Kronos Quartet, Ensemble Resonanz, Frances-Marie Uitti, Hubert Sumlin, Pops Staples, pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng, jazz greats Jack DeJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock, multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe, and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.
Sharp has composed scores for feature films and documentaries, created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks, and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of Bert Shapiro’s documentary Elliott Sharp: Doing the Don’t.
His bands and projects include also: Carbon, Orchestra Carbon, Terraplane, Aggregat, Octal, Velocity of Hue, Tectonics, Sharp plays Monk.