Elliott Sharp

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• projects as a leader •

Elliott Sharp's Fourth Blood Moon
Elliott Sharp - guitar and composition
Eric Mingus - vocals
John Edwards - double bass
Mark Sanders - drums

Fourth Blood Moon is a free-rock power trio featuring the vocals of Eric Mingus, folk songs for these post-factual times.
"E# and Mingus are enraged but it doesn't stop them from having some fun and funk. This uncompromisingly futuristic beat-heavy music is full of references to James Brown, Funkadelic, Sly and the Family Stone and Miles Davis but still and always E#".
Besides Mingus' vocal talents and the tsunami force of Sharp's guitars and electronics, Fourth Blood Moon features the "gold-medal" UK rhythm section of John Edwards on bass and Mark Sanders on drums whose wide-ranging talents allow the to lay down a vicious groove but also venture into cosmic realms of pure sound.

Elliott Sharp's Aggregat Trio
Elliott Sharp - guitar and composition
Brad Jones - double bass
Ches Smith - drums

The Clinamen
Elliott Sharp - guitar
John Edwards - double bass
Mark Sanders - drums

Elliott Sharp Solo: "Sharp plays Monk"
Elliott Sharp - guitar and arrangement

New version of very open-ended project SysOrk.
It's a systems orchestra performing both Sharp's composed and algorithmic/graphic scores.
It incorporates a core Quintet from NY with European musicians including String Quartet, Brass, Electronics, Percussionists etc.

• video •

Video of Elliott Sharp on YouTube

<-- For The Clinamen: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=the+clinamen+swervitude For Chansons du Crepuscules with Helene Breschand, our album is easily heard on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=chansons+du+crepuscule+sharp+breschand For Aggregat Trio: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLOU6xrU_zyBP60-gHsx3717wsMr4hB0e- For Sharp Plays Monk and other solo guitar: https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=elliott+sharp+Sharp%3F+Monk%3F+SHarp%21+Monk%21+clean+feed Also, this episode of Night Music with David Sanborn might be of interest and useful: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J6nDdpeZS0M -->

• discography •

Discography of Elliott Sharp on Wikipedia

• interviews •

Elliott Sharp "Blues is a Feeling" - NPR (22-9-2012)
Other links of interviews by Elliott Sharp on Wikipedia

• short biography •

Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.
A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He leads the projects Carbon and Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction.
His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and 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 is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson's Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. He 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 a new documentary "Doing The Don't" by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.

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