Elliott Sharp: composer, multi-instrumentalist, producer, author, leads Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics and Terraplane with compositional strategies including fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors as well as new techniques for graphic notation to yield work that catalyzes a synesthetic approach to musicmaking as well as functioning as retinal art.
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On this first trip to Japan in 1985, E# performed a number of solo concerts as well as collaborating with Butoh dance troupe Byakko-Sha and a number of Japanese musicians including Chiko Hige and Kaoru Sato.
released June 10, 2022
Recorded in concert in Japan, April 1985:
Studio 200 – Ikebukuro. Engineer – Otomo Yoshihide, 4/12/85
Newz – Roppongi – Engineer – Keisuke Oki, 4/13/85
Strange Fruit – Tsurumake Onsen – Engineer – Tetsuo Kikawa, 4/22/85
Photograph By – Catherine Ceresole
Equipment: doubleneck guitar/bass into overdrive preamps, bass clarinet w/pickup into fuzzbox, soprano sax, voice.
Dubbed and edited at Fred Frith’s studio
Special thanks to: Taro Chiezo, Gray Matters, Masa Hosojima, Yoshiko Ito, Miho Kawai, Hope Martin, Eileen Muir, Keisuke Oki, Taro Oguro, Donna Rataczak, Shugo Satani, Fred Frith