Label: Clean Feed - CFG003CD • Series: Guitar Series - Vol. 3 • Format: CD Album • Country: Portugal • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Jazz, Avant-garde Jazz, Free Improvisation
The 3rd Clean Feed Guitar Series brings Elliott Sharp and Scott Fields together for a mixture or conventional notation, graphic notation, and structures for improvisation. A central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City for over 30 years, Elliott Sharp has released over eighty-five recordings ranging from orchestral music to blues, jazz, noise, no wave rock, and techno music.
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. He has composed scores for feature films and documentaries; created sound-design for interstitials on The Sundance Channel, MTV and Bravo networks; and has presented numerous sound installations in art galleries and museums.
He is best known for his attempts to blend music that is composed and music that is written and for his modular pieces see 48 Motives, 96 Gestures and "OZZO". He works Giganotasaurus - Elliott Sharp / Scott Fields - Scharfefelder in avant-garde jazz, experimental music, and contemporary classical music. Fields was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
He started as a self-taught rock musician but soon was influenced by the musicians of the Association for the Advancement for Creative Musicians AACMwhich was active in the Hyde Park neighborhood in which he grew up. Later he studied classical guitar, jazz guitar, music composition, and music theory. In Fields co-founded the avant-garde jazz trio Life Rhythms. When the group disbanded two years later, he Giganotasaurus - Elliott Sharp / Scott Fields - Scharfefelder sporadically but soon was institutionalized for an extended period.
He almost quit music until Since then he has performed and composed actively. Although the duo has a sound all its own, under the surface you can sense traces of "New Music," minimalism, free jazz, and blues. For this duo, the two composer-instrumentalists focuses on the interactions of two acoustic guitars, the pure unprocessed sound of Giganotasaurus - Elliott Sharp / Scott Fields - Scharfefelder strings shaking wood.
This is intimate music. The CD was recorded live to tape in a small room with the two musicians facing each other. Both of the musicians have Giganotasaurus - Elliott Sharp / Scott Fields - Scharfefelder been interested in composition, improvisation, and borders between them. That's why, without discussing "rules" for the project, Sharp and Fields each packed their compositions for the duo Les Brown And His Band Of Renown - The Explosive Sound Of Les Brown And His Band Of Renown Swingin a mixture or conventional notation, graphic notation, Sax Maniac - Miladojka Youneed - Live structures for improvisation.
Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and sound-artist Sharp has central to the experimental music scene in New York City for more than thirty years. He has released more than recordings spanning the musical spectrum. He pioneered ways of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and interaction as well as pioneering use of computers in live improvisation. Scott Fields was born in Chicago in the early s.
As a teenager he played guitar, sang, and wrote songs for rock and blues bands. In Fields formed the trio "Life Rhythms," which was certainly the loudest avant-jazz group in Chicago at the time and it performed most often at rock venues and festivals. In addition to guitar, in this group Fields played tenor and soprano saxophone, flute, clarinet, and sundry percussion. Soon after that time, however, Fields stopped performing. In Fields began working as a musician again.
He has released 18 CDs as a leader or co-leader and has been a sideman on many other recordings. Clean Feed - Portugal.
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