Elliott Sharp: A CARBONic Evening

Thursday, December 8, 2011. 8:00 pm

Elliott Sharp: A CARBONic Evening

Thursday, December 8, 2011. 8:00 pm


$15 General Admission
$10 Members/Students/Seniors

Sharp presents two aspects of Carbon: the quartet and the orchestra. The smaller group functions like a rock band with the spontaneous freedom of a chamber ensemble or jazz group. The larger ensemble presents long form, structured pieces and algorithmic compositions such as SyndaKit, Quarks Swim Free, and Flexagons: self-organizing systems in which a simple set of rules and composed fragments yield ever-changing results.

Featuring: Shelley Burgon – electric harp, Marc Sloan – electric bass, Joseph Trump – drums. percussion, Elliott sharp – 8-string guitarbass, soprano saxophone, electronics and the orchestra will feature additional musicians Jenny Lin – piano, Russ flynn – electric bass and Danny Tunick – percussion, vibraphone.

Elliott Sharp is an American composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer and curator central to
the experimental music scene in New York City for over thirty years. 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; conceptual artist Pierre Huyghe; 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 and Sonny Sharrock; turntablist/video artist Christian Marclay; and Bachir
Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jahjouka. Sharp is the subject of a new
documentary, “Doing The Don’t”, by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.