Elliott Sharp/ recent compositions

ELLIOTT SHARP : recent compositions

[contact info@elliottsharp.com for scores and performances]


STORM OF THE EYE - Commissioned by violinist Hilary Hahn. One of the 27 pieces on her Grammy-winning album, "In 27 Pieces: the Hilary Hahn Encores".

PERSISTENCE OF VISION - premiered April 2012 as part of the Sonic Visions festival, in Reutlingen, Germany. For chamber orchestra and video, with vidoartist Janene Higgins

ONEIRIKA - commissioned by MaerzMusik Festival, Berlin for Zeitkratzer, March 2012

CORIOLIS EFFECT - for chamber orchestra, performed by Alarm Will Sound at Zankel Hall, NYC, March 2012. [First composed in 1998 for the Berlin ensemble Zeitkratzer]

POINTS & FIELDS - commissioned by Joel Sachs for the New Juilliard Ensemble and premiered by them at the Peter Jay Sharp hall in 2009.

"Mr. Sharp often writes in combinations of classical and vernacular styles, and for ensembles with rock instrumentation. "Points and Fields," for chamber orchestra, shows a different if not necessarily more conventional side of his work. Much of the action - light but detailed percussion figures, darting string and woodwind lines - is woven through a shimmering, harmonically nebulous chord that splinters into lively rhythmic counterpoint in the work's final moments."
- Allan Kozinn, NY TIMES

ON CORLEAR'S HOOK - Commissioned and premiered in 2007 by the Radio-Sinfonie Frankfurt at the Frankfurt Klangbiennale

PROOF OF ERDOS Commissioned by the WestDeutsch Rundfunk for Wittener Tages Für Neue KammerMusik, Witten, Germany, May 2006 and premiered by the Ensemble Resonanz conducted by Sian Edwards.

CALLING - Commissioned and premiered in 2002 by the Radio-Sinfonie Frankf