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Birth Name: Elliott Sharp
Born: 1951/03/01
Birth Place: Cleveland, Ohio
Years Active: 1980s – present
Genres: Contemporary Classical, Experimental, Improvised Music, Blues

Elliott Sharp (b. Cleveland, Ohio, March 1, 1951) is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer. 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 cited literature as an inspiration for his music and often favors improvisation. He is an inveterate performer, playing mainly guit... Continue Bio >>

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