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Composer, multi-instrumentalist, and producer Elliott Sharp has been a central figure in the New York experimental music scene since 1979 and currently leads the projects Carbon, Orchestra Carbon, Tectonics, and Terraplane. He has pioneered techniques of applying fractal geometry, chaos theory, and genetic metaphors to musical composition and has collaborated with a such artists as Ensemble Modern, Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Radio-Symphony of Frankfurt, pop singer Debbie Harry, blues legend Hubert Sumlin , jazz greats Jack deJohnette and Sonny Sharrock, and Bachir Attar of the Master Musicians of Jahjouka from Morocco. Sharp's work has been featured at the 2008 New Music Stockholm festival, the 2007 Hessischer Rundfunk Klangbiennale, and the 2003 and 2006 Venice Biennales. He has composed for video artists Nam June Paik and Paul Garrin and for filmmakers Toni Dove, Jonathan Berman, and Illppo Pohjola. His sci-fi opera for teenage performers, "About Us" was commissioned by the Bayerische Staatsoper in Munich and premiered in July 2010. Sharp's work is the subject of a documentary, "Doing The Don't" by Bert Shapiro.