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Elliott Sharp turning 60, celebrating at Issue Project Room (with Steve Buscemi, JACK Quartet, Jo Andres & more)

Elliot Sharp

“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 guitar, saxophone and bass clarinet. Sharp has led many ensembles over the years, including the blues-oriented Terraplane and Orchestra Carbon.” [Wikipedia]

Experimental/avant-garde musician Elliott Sharp will celebrate his 60th birthday in the best way possible, by giving back to the musical community. On March 4th, three days after his actual birthday, he’ll perform multiple pieces with help from Jo Andres (film), Steve Buscemi (text and narrative), and JACK Quartet and Sirius Quartet. ”

E#@60” is taking place at Issue Project Room’s new location (110 Livingston), and the show is a benefit for IPR, a nonprofit and an important pillar of experimental/innovative music in our community. All proceeds will go towards “ISSUE’s year-round critically acclaimed programs supporting hundreds of artists in the creation and presentation of groundbreaking new work.” Tickets are on sale in various levels, including tax-deductible access to a VIP coctail reception with Jo Andres, Steve Buscemi, Jack Womack, and Tracie Morris.

BrooklynVegan is a proud sponsor of this event.

More details on the show and a stream of Eliott Sharp’s Syndakit is below.

Eliott Sharp’s Syndakit

E#@60: A Special Concert Honoring Elliott Sharp and Benefitting ISSUE Project Room Friday, March 4 Future home of ISSUE Project Room (110 Livingston, Brooklyn), Train 2/3/4/5 Borough Hall To purchase tickets or for more info, call Brown Paper Tickets at 800.838.3006 or visit

7:00PM VIP Cocktail Reception, Food, and Exclusive Performances
World Premiere of Trilogy – a new collaborative work by Elliott Sharp (music), Jo Andres (film), and Steve Buscemi (text and narrative)
Velocity of Hue – solo acoustic guitar performance by Elliott Sharp
Words & Music – Elliott Sharp with long-time collaborators Jack Womack (author) and Tracie Morris (poet)

8:00PM Performances in Celebration of Elliott Sharp
The Boreal – performed by JACK Quartet; commissioned for JACK Quartet by the West-Deutsch Rundfunk, Cologne.
Occam’s Razor for doule quartet – World Premiere performance; commissioned by ISSUE Project Room for JACK Quartet and Sirius Quartet.

9:00 – 11:30PM After-Party

$50¦8:00PM Performance and After-Party

$250 ($200 tax-deductible)¦VIP All events, including 7:00PM Reception/Concert, 8:00PM Concert, and After-Party

$2,500 ($2,000 tax-deductible)¦10 VIP Tickets with Reserved Table Seating

Committee Chairs: Jo Andres • Steve Buscemi

Honorary Co-Chair: Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz

Benefit Committee: Paul Auster • Tony Conrad* • Toni Dove • R. Luke DuBois* • Erin Flannery • Nick Hallett • Sarah Garvey • David Grubbs • Shahzad Ismaily • Charlotta Kotik • Anjali Kumar* • John Latona* • Jonathan Lethem • Robert Longo* • Jeanne Lutfy* • Rick Moody • Stephan Moore • Andrea Reynosa • Linnaea Tillett • Kate Valk • Tom van den Bout • Kevin Vertrees • Anne Waldman • Steve Wax*

* Member of ISSUE’s Board of Directors

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