Elliott Sharp ⟡ Vítor Rua + Luís San Payo

ZDB 8 Marvila — Praça David Leandro da Silva 2, 1950-131 Lisboa

Elliot Sharp ©
Vítor Rua
Luís San Payo

In the context of Elliott Sharp's visit to Lisbon, there will be a workshop with the multi-instrumentalist the day before, November 20, from 6pm to 9pm, at ZDB 8 Marvila. More information here.

The evening will begin with a solo by Elliott Sharp (30′), followed by a performance by the duo Vítor Rua & Luís San Payo (20′) and ending with a trio performance (20′).

Elliott Sharp

Sharp is an American multi-instrumentalist, composer, and performer.

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.

His collaborators have included Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt; pop singer Debbie Harry; Ensemble Modern; Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan; Kronos String Quartet; Ensemble Resonanz; cello innovator Frances Marie Uitti; blues legends Hubert Sumlin and Pops Staples; pipa virtuoso Min-Xiao Feng; jazz greats Jack deJohnette, Oliver Lake, and Sonny Sharrock; multimedia artists Christian Marclay and Pierre Huyghe; and Bachir Attar, leader of the Master Musicians Of Jajouka.

Sharp is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, and a 2014 Fellow at Parson’s Center for Transformative Media. He received the 2015 Berlin Prize in Musical Composition from the American Academy in Berlin. 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 the subject of a new documentary “Doing The Don’t” by filmmaker Bert Shapiro.

Vítor Rua

Vítor Rua is a Portuguese multi-instrumentalist whose main instrument is the guitar. He was one of the founders of the pop-rock group GNR, which he later left to pursue a more experimental approach to music. With Jorge Lima Barreto he founded the group Telectu, an avant-garde electronic free jazz duo. He has played and recorded with various artists, including Louis Sclavis, Marco Franco, Chris Cutler, Elliott Sharp, Jac Berrocal, Carlos Zíngaro, Jean Sarbib, Evan Parker, Paul Lytton, Eddie Prévost, Sunny Murray, Ikue Mori, Paul Rutherford, Daniel Kientzy, among others.

Luís San Payo

Luís San Payo, drummer, dreamer and composer, has worked with various bands and artists, including Croix Sainte, Pop dell’Arte, THC, Ref, UHF, Sei Miguel, Rádio Macau, Entre Aspas, Xana, Casino, Los Tomatos, Rodrigo Leão Ensemble, Irmãos Catita, Vítor Rua and the Metaphysical Angels.

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