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Elliott Sharp

g, *1951 US, Cleveland
Musician / Composer of Jazz and Rock

Elliott Sharp (born March 1, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City since the late 1970s, Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from blues, jazz, and orchestral music to noise, no wave rock, and techno music. He pioneered the use of personal computers in live performance with his Virtual Stance project of the 1980s. He has used algorithms and fibonacci numbers in experimental composition since the 1970s. He has cited literature as an inspiration for his music and often favors improvisation. He is an inveterate performer, playing mainly guitar, saxophone and bass clarinet. Sharp has led many ensembles over the years, including the blues-oriented

  • Guitar
  • Saxophone
  • Soprano sax
  • Vocals
  • Steel guitar
  • Jazz
  • Rock
  • Electronic
  • Classical
  • Blues
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Jungle Birds on What Sebastian Dreamt by Elliott Sharp
Blinding Shadow on High Noon by Christian Marclay & Elliott Sharp
Kola Superdeep Borehole on Sakuraza by Jim O'Rourke & Elliott Sharp
Gargoyle on Westwerk by Elliott Sharp
Kokytos on Sakuraza by Jim O'Rourke & Elliott Sharp
Nekton on Sakuraza by Jim O'Rourke & Elliott Sharp
El M'Dahi on Jajouka / New York by Bachir Attar & Elliott Sharp
Stubnitz 3 - Live on Stubnitz Live by Elliott Sharp
Stubnitz 1 - Live on Stubnitz Live by Elliott Sharp
Klops Lied (Meatball Song) on Lost In The Stars: The Music Of Kurt Weill by Various Artists

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Band Members

Title Artist Year Type
Expressed By The CircumferenceElliott Sharp, Álvaro Domene, Michael Caratti2019Album
Err GuitarElliott Sharp with Mary Halvorson and Marc Ribot2017Album
Oneirika (Live At Berghain Berlin)Zeitkratzer + Elliott Sharp2017Album
Chansons du CrépusculeHélène Breschand & Elliott Sharp2017Album
Oceanus ProcellarumElliott Sharp, Gareth Davis, Ensemble Resonanz2017Album
SeekMaurizio Grandinetti Plays Music By Alex Buess, Elliott Sharp And Junghae Lee2016Album
TranzienceElliott Sharp2016Album
Rub Out The WordSteve Buscemi & Elliott Sharp2016Album
Live At White CubeElliott Sharp2015Album
Octal: Book ThreeElliott Sharp2015Album
Akra-KampojScott Fields, Elliott Sharp2015Album
Momentum AnomalyElliott Sharp2013Album
Crossing The WatersElliott Sharp, Melvin Gibbs, Lucas Niggli2013Album
HaptikonElliott Sharp2013Album
Open The DoorNels Cline / Elliott Sharp2012Album
Hair BenderGareth Davis and Elliott Sharp2011Single
OstryepolyaElliott Sharp / Scott Fields2011Album
CanephoraGareth Davis & Elliott Sharp2011Album
SnowplowElliott Sharp, Andrea Centazzo2011Album
Octal: Book TwoElliott Sharp2010Album
Venice, Dal VivoJoey Baron, Bruno Chevillon, Elliott Sharp, Franck Vigroux2010Album
AfiadacamposElliott Sharp And Scott Fields2010Album
ReflexionsElliott Sharp, Michiyo Yagi2010Album
Electric Willie - A Tribute To Willie DixonElliott Sharp, Henry Kaiser, Eric Mingus, Queen Esther, Glenn Phillips, Melvin Gibbs, Lance Carter2010Album
Tectonics: Abstraction DistractionElliott Sharp2010Album
Spectropia SuiteElliott Sharp With The '31 Band2010Album
ProtoplasmicBoris Savoldelli / Elliott Sharp2009Album
The Velocity Of Hue. Live In CologneElliott Sharp2009Album
TectonicsElliott Sharp2008Album
Donaueschinger Musiktage 2007 - War ZonesElliott Sharp · Bernhard Lang2008Single
ScharfefelderElliott Sharp / Scott Fields2008Album
String Quartets: 2002 - 2007Elliott Sharp2008Album
Octal: Book OneElliott Sharp2008Album
BaseAntoine Berthiaume / Elliott Sharp2008Album
Concert In DachauElliott Sharp2008Album
EM/PYREElliott Sharp, Donella Del Monaco, Steve Piccolo2008Album
Spring & Neap - RE:ITERATIONSElliott Sharp2007Compil.
Pi:kElliott Sharp & Charlotte Hug2007Album
Duo MilanoNels Cline / Elliott Sharp2007Album
Hums 2 TerreFranck Vigroux / Elliott Sharp2007Album
20031024Elliott Sharp / Thomas Dimuzio2006Album
Sharp? Monk? Sharp! Monk!Elliott Sharp2006Album
FeuchtifyElliott Sharp & Reinhold Friedl2006Album
In The TankNatsuki Tamura + Elliott Sharp + Takayuki Kato + Satoko Fujii2005Album
Volcanic IslandUsui Yasuhiro & Elliott Sharp2005Album
TranzElliott Sharp / Merzbow2005Album
Commune - Free Land For Free PeopleElliott Sharp2005Album
A Modicum Of Passion (The OPERA)Lauri Bortz & Elliott Sharp2004Album
TongueJohn Duncan & Elliott Sharp2004Album
Raw MeetElliott Sharp / Melvin Gibbs / Lance Carter2004Album
Radio Hyper-YahooElliott Sharp2004Album
Racing Hearts / Tessalation Row / CallingElliott Sharp - Radio-Sinfonie-Orchester Frankfurt, Peter Rundel, Ensemble Modern, Kasper de Roo2003Album
String Quartets 1986 – 1996Elliott Sharp2003Album
The Velocity Of HueElliott Sharp2003Album
Prisoner's DilemmaElliott Sharp / Bobby Previte2002Album
AnostalgiaReinhold Friedl / Elliott Sharp2002Album
Suspension Of DisbeliefElliott Sharp2001Album
BeyondJoey Baron / Elliott Sharp / Roberto Zorzi2001Album
AutarElliott Sharp with Einad Abu-Kaf and Mohammed Sync2000Album
High NoonChristian Marclay, Elliott Sharp2000Album
GTR OBLQ - Guitar ObliqueVernon Reid, Elliott Sharp, David Torn2000Album
Rwong TerritoryElliott Sharp . DJ Soul Slinger1999Album
Downtown LullabyJohn Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Elliott Sharp, Bobby Previte1998Album
ARC 3 Cyberpunk And The Virtual Stance 1984-88Elliott Sharp1998Compil.
Gtr OblqVernon Reid, Elliott Sharp, David Torn1998Album
Revenge Of The Stuttering ChildRonny Someck & Elliott Sharp1997Album
Figure GroundElliott Sharp1997Album
ARC 2: The Seventies 1972-1979Elliott Sharp1997Compil.
Spring & NeapElliott Sharp1997Album
ImprovisationsFrances-Marie Uitti and Elliott Sharp1997Album
XenocodexElliott Sharp1996Album
>Blackburst<Elliott Sharp / Zeena Parkins1996Album
SfericsElliott Sharp1996Album
Live In New YorkPůlnoc with Elliott Sharp and Gary Lucas1996Album
Arc 1 - I/S/M (1980-1983)Elliott Sharp1996Compil.
BoodlersBoodlers - Elliott Sharp, Fred Chalenor, Henry Franzoni1995Album
ChipfarmChipfarm = Optical*8 + Melt-Banana + Elliott Sharp + Zeena Parkins1995Album
TerraplaneElliott Sharp1994Album
Psycho-AcousticElliott Sharp / Zeena Parkins1994Album
'Dyners ClubElliott Sharp1994Album
Shamballa (Duets With Thurston Moore And Elliott Sharp)William Hooker, Thurston Moore And Elliott Sharp1993Album
WestwerkElliott Sharp1992Album
Beneath The Valley Of The Ultra-YahoosElliott Sharp1992Album
K!L!A!V!Elliott Sharp1990Album
In New YorkBachir Attar With Elliott Sharp1990Album
LooppoolElliott Sharp1988Album
Tessalation RowElliott Sharp / The Soldier String Quartet1987Album
In The Land Of The YahoosElliott Sharp1987Album
FractalElliott Sharp1986Album
Virtual StanceElliott Sharp1986Album
CarbonElliott Sharp1984Album
(T)hereElliott Sharp1983Album
IsmElliott Sharp1982Album
NotsElliott Sharp1982Album
Escape ClauseElliott Sharp1981Single
Rhythms And BluesElliott Sharp1980Album
ResonanceElliott Sharp1979Album
HaraDavid Fulton / Elliott Sharp1978Album
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