Elliott Sharp

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Elliott Sharp (March 1, 1951 in Cleveland, Ohio, USA) began playing the piano at six and performing concerts by age of eight, according to him. Sharp claims that his parents wanted him to be both a concert pianist and a scientist. He gave up piano, first in favor of the clarinet and then the guitar. His interest in science led him to build his own effects boxes for the instrument. He became intrigued with all types of experimental music, from contemporary classical to free jazz and sophisticated rock. Sharp studied anthropology at Cornell University, where he played in a band and took an electronics class with synthesizer inventor Robert Moog. At Bard College he studied with free jazz pioneer Roswell Rudd (future Lounge Lizards John and Evan Lurie were classmates). He went to graduate school in Buffalo, where his academic advisor was Morton Feldman. He moved permanently to New York City in 1979, where he played gigs at various underground performance spaces, including the notorious ~Mudd Club. In the '80s Sharp became a major figure on the downtown New York experimental music scene, collaborating with many of it's most prominent players, including John Zorn, Wayne Horvitz, Bobby Previte, and Butch Morris. Over the years, Sharp has led his own bands more often than not. His music draws upon the wide range of his influences, from Coltrane to Zappa to Xenakis and beyond.

Studio: Studio zOaR
Label: Zoar Records
Publishing company: Zoar Music
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ZOAR 01 Hara — Elliott Sharp David Fulton / Elliott Sharp David Fulton / Elliott Sharp - Hara(LP, Album) Zoar Records ZOAR 01 US 1978 Sell This Version
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ZOAR 2, 39963 Resonance — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Resonance(LP, Album) Zoar Records, Zoar Records ZOAR 2, 39963 US 1979 Sell This Version
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ZOAR 03 Rhythms And Blues — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Rhythms And Blues(LP, Album) Zoar Records ZOAR 03 US 1980 Sell This Version
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Glasslp 020 Nots — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Nots (Album, Comp) Glass Records (2) Glasslp 020 UK 1982 Sell This Version
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zoar 7, 7zOaR Ism — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Ism(LP, Album) Zoar Records, Zoar Records zoar 7, 7zOaR US 1982 Sell This Version
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ZOAR 14 (T)here — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp (T)here(LP, Album) Zoar Records ZOAR 14 US 1983 Sell This Version
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ST 3003 Carbon — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Carbon (Album) Atonal Records ST 3003 Germany 1984 Sell This Version
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ST 7508 Six Songs / Marco Polo's Argali — Elliott Sharp Carbon (23), Elliott Sharp Carbon (23), Elliott Sharp - Six Songs / Marco Polo's Argali(LP, Album) Dossier ST 7508 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
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ZCS 6 Ir/Rational Music 2, Elliott Sharp - Live In Tokyo — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Ir/Rational Music 2, Elliott Sharp - Live In Tokyo(Cass, Album) Zoar Records ZCS 6 US 1985 Sell This Version
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ST 7515 Fractal — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Fractal (Album) Dossier ST 7515 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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ST 7526 Virtual Stance — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Virtual Stance(LP, Album) Dossier ST 7526 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
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SSTC 129 Tessalation Row — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet* Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet* - Tessalation Row (Album) SST Records SSTC 129 US 1987 Sell This Version
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SST CD 128 In The Land Of The Yahoos — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp In The Land Of The Yahoos (Album) Dossier SST CD 128 US 1987 Sell This Version
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SST CD 232 Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet* Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet* - Hammer, Anvil, Stirrup(CD, Album) SST Records SST CD 232 US 1987 Sell This Version
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ELP 1003 Looppool — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Looppool (Album) Ear-Rational Records ELP 1003 Germany 1988 Sell This Version
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SST 194 Larynx — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp / Carbon (23) Elliott Sharp / Carbon (23) - Larynx (Album) SST Records SST 194 US 1988 Sell This Version
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SST CD 208 Monster Curve — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp / Carbon (23) Elliott Sharp / Carbon (23) - Monster Curve (Album) SST Records SST CD 208 US 1988 Sell This Version
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none Ir/Rational Music 3 — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp Ir/Rational Music 3(Cass, Album) Subvoice none Austria 1988 Sell This Version
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EMY 116 Datacide — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp, Carbon (23) Elliott Sharp, Carbon (23) - Datacide (Album) Enemy Records EMY 116 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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EMCD 114 In New York — Elliott Sharp Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp Bachir Attar With Elliott Sharp - In New York (Album) Enemy Records EMCD 114 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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NPD 85504 K!L!A!V! — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp K!L!A!V!(CD, Album) Newport Classic NPD 85504 US 1990 Sell This Version
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ECD 1018 Sili/Contemp/Tation — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp / Carbon (23) Elliott Sharp / Carbon (23) - Sili/Contemp/Tation(CD, Album) Ear-Rational Records ECD 1018 Germany 1990 Sell This Version
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EMY 134-2 Tocsin — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp · Carbon (23) Elliott Sharp · Carbon (23) - Tocsin (Album) Enemy Records EMY 134-2 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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ECD 1029 Twistmap — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet* / Carbon (23) Elliott Sharp / Soldier String Quartet* / Carbon (23) - Twistmap(CD, Album) Ear-Rational Records ECD 1029 Germany 1991 Sell This Version
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VICTO cd019 Abstract Repressionism: 1990-99 — Elliott Sharp Elliott Sharp / Orchestra Carbon Elliott Sharp / Orchestra Carbon - Abstract Repressionism: 1990-99(CD, Album) Les Disques Victo VICTO cd019 Canada 1992 Sell This Version