Room 2, South Gallery II, Bermondsey
Elliott Sharp is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and has been a central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years. Sharp has released over one hundred recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock and electronic music. He leads the projects ‘SysOrk’, ‘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; Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; JACK Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; 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 has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums. He is the subject of a recent documentary ‘Doing The Don't’ by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.
Sharp was awarded the 2015 Berlin Prize in Music Composition and a Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014.
Scott Lygate (clarinet/bass clarinet, London Sinfonietta Emerging Artist); Daniel Pioro (violin); Zoe Martlew (cello); Oliver Lowe (percussion).
Sound design and live recording mix:
Sound Intermedia (London Sinfonietta Principal Player)
Composer and guest artist:
All of the performances are free and open to the public, spaces will be allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
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