Charles Sharp has a Ph.D. in ethnomusicology from University of California, Los Angeles and he teaches at California State University, Fullerton. His teaching and research focuses on American music as well as improvisational and experimental music. His writing has been published in the Black Music Research, Journal for the Society of American Music, Pacific Review of Ethnomusicology, and Oxford University Press. He is a multi-instrumentalist and composer whose work has been recorded on UCLA Ethnomusicology Artist Series, Big As Records, Acoustic Levitation, Empty Cellar, and Ictus Records.
Learn more at Charles’ website.
Grew up in Chicago, got music degrees at the University of Illinois and UC San Diego. Taught music, vocalist/improviser, composer of the TUNNEL HUMs (wherein the public is invited to resonant spaces to sing together in a harmonious chord). CD’s out on Nine Winds Records and pfMentum. Been bringing new music to radio since KPFA in Berkeley in 1981. I’m one-third of Trilogy, which I share with Michael Davis and Charles Sharp. We each have our own slant on ‘new’ music – from 21st century classical to freely-improvised, to electronic, to…