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Elliott Sharp

Born: March 1, 1951    Primary Instrument: Guitar

Elliott Sharp

Elliott Sharp is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

A key figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over thirty years, Sharp has released over sixty-five recordings ranging from blues, jazz, and orchestral music to noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction, as well as the use of computers in live improvisation with his Virtual Stance project of the 1980s. He is an inveterate performer, playing mainly guitar, saxophone and bass clarinet. Sharp has led many ensembles over the years, including the blues-oriented Terraplane and Orchestra Carbon....
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  • Nots (1982)
  • Monster Curve (1982)
  • Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup (1987)
  • In The Land of the Yahoos (1987)
  • Island of Sanity (1987)
  • Semantics - Bone of Contention (1987)
  • Looppool (1988)
  • George Hurley, Mike Watt, Elliott Sharp - Bootstrappers (1989)
  • Datacide (1989)
  • Sili/contemp/tation (1990)
  • Arc 1: I/S/M (1990)
  • K!L!A!V! (1990)
  • Twistmap (1991)
  • Tocsin (1991)
  • Trick Moon (1991) with Tsuneo Imahori on guitar
  • Abstract Repressionism: 1990-99 (1992)
  • Beneath the Valley of the Ultra-Yahoos (1992)
  • Westwerk (1992)
  • Bootstrappers - GI=GO (1992)
  • Cryptid Fragments (1993)
  • Truthtable (1993)
  • Autoboot (1994)
  • Bachir Attar, Elliott Sharp - In New York (1994)
  • Amusia (1994)
  • Dyners Club (1994)
  • Terraplane (1994)
  • Elliott Sharp, Zeena Parkins - Psycho~Acoustic (1994)
  • Interference (1995)
  • Tectonics (1995)
  • Boodlers (1995)
  • Sferics (1996)
  • Blackburst (1996)
  • XenocodeX (1996)
  • Hoosegow - Mighty (1996)
  • Spring & Neap (1997)
  • Tectonics - Field and Stream (1997)
  • Figure Ground (1997)
  • Boodlers - Counter fit (1997)
  • Frances-Marie Uitti & Elliott Sharp - Improvisations (1997)
  • Revenge of the Stuttering Child (1997)
  • Poverty line (1997)
  • Rwong Territory (1998)
  • Arc 2: The Seventies (1998)
  • Arc 3: Cyberpunk & the Virtual Stance (1998)
  • Larynx (1998)
  • Rheo~Umbra (1998)
  • John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte - Downtown Lullaby (1998)
  • Vernon Reid, Elliott Sharp, David Torn - GTR OBLQ (1998)
  • Tectonics - Errata (1999)
  • Christian Marclay, Elliott Sharp - High Noon (1999)
  • SyndaKit (1999)
  • Terraplane - Blues for Next (2000)
  • Autar (2000)
  • Joey Baron, Elliott Sharp, Roberto Zorzi -Beyond (2001)
  • Suspension of Disbelief (2001)
  • Radiolaria (2001)
  • Terraplane - Yellowman (2002)
  • Reinhold Friedl & Elliott Sharp – Anostalgia (2002)
  • The Prisoner's Dilemma (2002)
  • Elliott Sharp String Quartets 1986-1996 (2003)
  • Terraplane - Do the Don't (2003)
  • Velocity of Hue (2004)
  • Radio Hyper-Yahoo (2004)
  • John Duncan, Elliott Sharp - Tongue (2004)
  • Terraplane - Secret Life (2005)
  • Quadrature (2005)
  • Soundtrack for the film Commune (2005)
  • Soundtrack for the film What Sebastian Dreamt (2005)
  • Elliott Sharp / Merzbow - Tranz (2006)
  • Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk! (2006)
  • Elliott Sharp, Franck Vigroux - Hums 2 Terre (2007)
  • Nels Cline & Elliott Sharp - Duo Milano (2007)
  • Solo Beijing (2007)
  • April in New York - with Bobby Previte (2007 DVD)
  • The Velocity of Hue. Live in Cologne (2007 DVD)

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