Safina Center Fellow David Rothenberg performs with Elliott Sharp at Kafé Haerverk in Oslo, Norway, on Saturday, June 15, 2019, at 8pm.
Elliott Sharp & John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal release record “Olso” at Va Fongool, and Sharp is also current with the book “Irrational Music,” published by Philosophy Professor and musician David Rothenberg’s publisher Terra Nova Books.
Elliott Sharp has been a key figure for avant-garde music in New York since the late 1970s. He studied with, among others, Robert Moog, Roswell Rudd and Morton Feldman, and has collaborated with as diverse people as Master Musicians of Jajouka, Debbie Harry , Jack DeJohnette, Ensemble Modern, Kronos String Quartet, Manuel Göttsching, John Zorn, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan and Steve Buscemi.
Rothenberg and Sharp will talk about Irrational Music, which consists of stories from forty years of traveling in the music and the name of science, mixed with reflections on art, politics, technology and thinking.
One of Sharp’s newest partners is the Oslo-based bassist John Andrew Wilhite-Hannisdal. The debut album “Olso” consists of a number of improvised duos, where they push the instruments to their expressive extremes. At Kafé Hærverk they will, in addition to a duo concert, make a short set as trio with clarinetist Andreas Røysum, who also starts the evening’s musical part with a solo set.