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Elliott Sharp performs live soundtracks to the video "Suspension" by Janene Higgins
On April 11th, Silent Barn and REVERSE present a live performance by Elliott Sharp, a central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music in New York City.
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Sharp will perform live soundtracks to Janene Higgins’ video, "Suspension," an odyssey through the urban vista with occasional animated watercolor; duets of image and sound; dialogs that balance the structure of composition with the immediacy of improvisation.
Janene Higgins has directed numerous short videos and created several installations, which have been presented internationally at festivals, museums, and galleries. Using laptop, video mixers, and camera, she developed a technique for live video performance and has collaborated with many of New York's preeminent composers and improvisers of new music. As a duo, Higgins and Sharp have performed throughout the U.S. and Europe.
Elliott Sharp leads Carbon, Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane and has pioneered the use of fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetics in musical composition. His work has been featured in the Venice Biennale, Donaueschingen, and Darmstadt festivals and his sci-fi opera for all-teenage performers, About Us, was commissioned by the Bayerische Staatsoper and premiered in Munich in 2010. Sharp's collaborators have included the Ensemble Modern, JACK Quartet, Debbie Harry, Sonny Sharrock, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples, Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt, and conceptual artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe. A documentary about Sharp's work, Doing The Don't, by Bert Shapiro has been recently released and screened in international festivals.
In May 2013, Elliott Sharp will present Foliage at REVERSE. Visit REVERSE’s website for updates and more information.