Hydrophon [cd] by Elliott Sharp

Solo abstract guitar pieces Elliott described as "all-electric & pretty psychedelic!" Paying tribute to the massive power of the seas, Hydrophon is oceanic in scope and displays nearly-orchestral textures created only with a guitar and a few pedals and objects.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 a lap top computer in live performance with his Virtual Stance project of the 1980s. He has used algorithms and fibonacci numbers in experimental composition since at least 1987.He has collaborated regularly with many people, including Christian Marclay, Zeena Parkins, Vernon Reid, Bobby Previte, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Jack DeJohnette, Sonny Sharrock,  Debbie Harry, and Bachir Attar.


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