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Elliott Sharp on soprano and tenor sax with analog and digital synthesizers and computer processing in 7 interactive works improvising over unusual rhythmic structures.

Sharp, Elliott
Abstraction Distraction

Sharp, Elliott: Abstraction Distraction (D'Autres Cordes)
Label: D'Autres Cordes    
Released in: France    

"Abstraction Distraction was also composed to provide a challenge to myself: to construct an entire CD using only my soprano and tenor saxophones as the solo voice. I allowed myself only one or two takes on each piece to preserve the spontaneity found in a session of jazz or other improvised music. After the basic rhythmic beds were composed, I overdubbed the saxophone solos. My soprano and tenor saxophones were mic'd conventionally with a Neumann condensor but a clip-on Beyer dynamic microphone was also used with the signal routed through a Zoom Ultra-Fuzz distortion pedal and an Eventide Timefactor delay and recorded simultaneously on separate tracks. All processing was done in real-time."-Elliott Sharp

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Product Information:

UPC: 884502426649

Label: D'Autres Cordes
Catalog ID: DAC 181
Squidco Product Code: 13349

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: France
Packaging: Cardstock Gatefold Sleeve
Recordded live at Teatro Fondamenta Nuove, Venice, Italy, November 2008 by Alberto Spezzamonte.


Elliott Sharp-soprano and tenor saxophones

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Track Listing:

1. Quadrantids 6:13

2. Limbium 5:35

3. Boot The Plute 5:51

4. Metelegy 6:15

5. Vortex Field 8:00

6. Blown Away 4:56

7. Manaus 10:07