Artist: Elliott Sharp & Hamid Drake
Album: Muzyka z Mózgu 2008
Genre: Avant-Garde Jazz, Free Jazz
ELLIOTT SHARP is a composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer who has personified the avant-garde experimental music scene in New York City for over thirty years. He has released over 200 recordings spanning the musical spectrum and 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 include Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Radio-Symphony of Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry, computer artist Perry Hoberman; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Sonny Sharrock, Arthur Blythe, Oliver Lake, and Billy Hart; turntable innovator Christian Marclay; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jahjouka from Morocco. Sharp’s work was featured in the 2008 New Music Stockholm festival with the premiere of “Sidebands” and at the Hessischer Rundfunk Klangbiennale in May 2007 with the premiere of his orchestral work “On Corlear’s Hook” for the Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt, “Howlin’ At The Wolfgang” for The Baermann Trio, and his solo performance “Momentum Anomaly.” His music-theater work “EmPyre” was premiered at the 2006 Venice Biennale.
In 2004, he created and directed the recorded soundwork “Radio HyperYahoo” with vocals and texts by Tracie Morris, Steve Buscemi, Eric Bogosian, Jack Womack and others. He has just completed the scores to Toni Dove’s science-fiction feature-film “Spectropia,” thee feature-documentary “Commune” by Jonathan Berman and to “Raw Boys,” a play by Dael Orlandersmith. “Quarks Swim Free” for his Orchestra Carbon premiered at the Venice Biennale in September 2003 . He functioned as music director and player in the Al-Mashreq All-Stars, a collaborative project with Arab and American musicians at the Lincoln Center Summer Festival in July 2002. In 2002, he created the score for the play “Yellowman” by Dael Orlandersmith with runs at the McCarter, Wilma, Long Wharf and American Contemporary theatres. Sharp’s solo Tectonics program was featured at the re-opening of NYC’s PS1 Contemporary Art Center in October 1997. He has composed for video artists Nam Juin Paik and Paul Garrin and for choreographers Ton Simons, Jo Andres, Kaja Gam, Barbara Chang, and Nina Wiener, as well as collaborating with Japanese Butoh groups Poppo, Byakko-Sha and Tatoeba. His other scores for film include “The Salt Mines” (by Susanna Aikin and Carlos Aparicio) and “Daddy And The Muscle Academy” (by Finnish filmmaker Ilppo Pohjola.)
HAMID DRAKE (b. Monroe, Louisiana, August 3, 1955) is an American jazz drummer and percussionist. He lives in Chicago, IL but spends much of his time traveling around the world for concerts and studio dates.
He first became known for his work with Chicago tenor saxophonist Fred Anderson. Drake was one of the founders, along with Foday Musa Suso and Adam Rudolph, of The Mandingo Griot Society. His other frequent collaborators include New York bassist William Parker, saxophonist David Murray, composer and percussionist Adam Rudolph, German free jazz saxophonist Peter Brötzmann, fellow drummer Michael Zerang and Chicago free jazz saxophonist Ken Vandermark.
In addition to the drum set, he also plays the frame drum, the tabla, and other hand drums.
Elliott Sharp – gitara, saksofon (curved soprano)
Hamid Drake – perkusja, śpiew
Zrealizowano 06.12.2008 podczas 4. Festiwalu Muzyka z Mózgu
na scenie Teatru Polskiego w Bydgoszczy
Muzyka z Mózgu 2008