CHORALE (2019)
Eight-channel sound installation.

JUNE 8 – JULY 6 2019

The fourth instalment of  SONIC SPACE features an eight-channel sound installation by the American, New York based artist Elliott Sharp.


Chorale is an 8-channel audio installation that uses bird songs and sounds as a starting point. Electronically processed and layered, the bird songs are rarely heard in their original register but through transposition reveal previously unheard melodies. The 8 channels are asynchronous and looped thereby providing an aggregate sound that is always changing and never repeating in exactly the same way.

Photo: Henri Falk

Elliott Sharp is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist who leads the projects Orchestra Carbon, SysOrk, Tectonics and Terraplane. His innovations have encompassed fractal geometry, chaos theory, algorithms, genetic metaphors, and new strategies for graphic notation to yield work that catalyzes a synesthetic approach to musicmaking as well as functioning as retinal art. In 2015, Sharp was awarded the Berlin Prize and the Jahrespreis from der Deutscher Schallplatten Kritiks. In 2014 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Fellowship from the Center for Transformative Media. He has been featured in the Darmstadt and Huddersfield festivals, New Music Stockholm, Au Printemps-Paris, Hessischer Rundfunk Klangbiennale, and the Venice Biennale. He is the subject of the documentary Doing The Don’t and has been featured on NPR’s All Things Considered.  Installations include Foliage, Fluvial, Chromatine, and Tag.

April 25, 2019 current sound art, SONIC SPACE