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Elliott Sharp: Foliage

New York composer and guitarist Elliott Sharp appears in a rare UK performance, playing his piece Foliage at the Vortex in London.

A key component in the downtown experimental scene for over 30 years, Sharp has spanned orchestral music and techno, no wave rock and film scores. For Foliage however, it's a complex relationship with graphic scores and visuals that lies at the heart of the music. Using graphic software, the composer manipulates traditional musical notation and images by means of filtering, stretching and layering - paralleling similar methods that can be used to affect sounds in a studio. These graphics are then interpreted by improvising musicians - in this concert, Sharp is joined by players from the UK scene, including Percy Pursglove (trumpet), Jeremy Price (trombone), Liam Noble (piano), Riaan Vosloo (bass) and Andrew Bain (drums).

Presenter: Jez Nelson
Producer: Chris Elcombe.

Release date:

1 hour, 30 minutes

Last on

Mon 21 Apr 2014 23:00

Elliott Sharp Ensemble at the Vortex

Elliott Sharp Ensemble at the Vortex
Photo by Fabio 
Lugaro (@fabiolug) © 2014 
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Elliott Sharp with the graphic score for Foliage

Elliott Sharp with the graphic score for Foliage
Photo by Fabio 
Lugaro (@fabiolug) © 2014 
See more on Flickr here.

Elliott Sharp

Elliott Sharp
Photo by Ben Knabe © 2014

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