Elliott 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 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.
Carl Stone & Elliott Sharp : Akigami (Synkretika - Live In Tokyo - zOaR (??) - 2020)
Elliott Sharp Operas : Overture (Em/Pyre - zOaR -2020)
Elliott Sharp / Carbon : Turbulence (Monster Curve - SST Records - 1988)
Bachir Attar with Elliott Sharp : Boujeloud (In New York - Enemy Records - 1990)
Elliott Sharp / SysOrk : Sylva Sylvarum 3-14-2014 Pt. 1 (Sylva Sylvarum - zOaR - 2020)
Elliott Sharp and Matthew Evan Taylor : Below the Surface (Alluvial Plain - zOaR - 2020)
Elliott Sharp & Sergio Sorrentino : Bitkorn (Spillà - Ants - 2019)
David Rothenberg & Elliott Sharp : Rypa (Explode All Forms - zOAr - 2020)