Elliott Sharp makes a whirlwind tour of Berlin, stopping at KM28 to play a solo guitar and electronics set and present his trio with Magda Mayas (piano) and Hilary Jeffery (trombone).
A central figure in New York’s avant-garde and experimental music scene for over 30 years, Elliot Sharp has released well over 100 hundred recordings, ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno. He 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 many collaborators include pop singer Debbie Harry, Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples, jazz greats Jack deJohnette and Sonny Sharrock, multimedia artist Christian Marclay, and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.
Hilary Jeffrey is a self-proclaimed ‘desert trombonist’ and composer. A central and sustaining influence on his music is a sense of ‘silent space’, which he first experienced in the Sahara Desert in the 1990s. He has worked for more than twenty years as a musician playing in different styles including rock, techno, electronica, jazz, pop, afrobeat, contemporary classical, and free improvisation.
Over the past 20 years Magda Mayas has developed a vocabulary based on the inside and exterior parts of the piano, using amplification, preparations, and objects as extensions of the instrument itself. Mayas explores textural, linear sound collage and has developed a set of techniques that draw on the history of prepared and inside piano vocabulary but is highly individualized, expanding the language for internal piano music making.
Elliott Sharp with Hilary Jeffery & Magda Mayas
Saturday, 8th of Jun 2019 | Doors 19:30 CET | Starts 20:30 CET
KM28 | Karl-Marx-Str 28 | Berlin 12043