In the summer of 2016 in Elliott Sharp’s recording studio in Manhattan, New York guitarist Sharp spent a day with guitar colleague Mary Halvorson and another with Marc Ribot, legendary guitarist of Tom Waits, The Lounge Lizards and Marianne Faithful. The result was a series of recordings that could only be created by friends. They represent the great art of guitar playing by three exceptional musicians looking for new sonic adventures in search of the sound of our time. “I hear in their playing both a step into an unknown future and wild growth from a deep past,” says Elliott Sharp. “The contradiction is resolved in improvisation – the transcendent sonic path of the now.” Elliot Sharp is a central figure in the avant-garde and experimental music scene in New York City, and has been since the 1970s. He has released more than eighty recordings ranging from contemporary classical, avant-garde, free improvisation, jazz experimental, and orchestral music. He was a pioneer in the usage of personal computers in live performances with his Virtual Stance project during the 1980s.