In addition to creating the Chapman Stick instruments, Emmett has also had
a career as a performer and recording artist. From 1969 to the present,
Emmett has done both solo performances and played with many jazz legends.
He has done concert tours playing colleges, and has perfomed throughout the
In 1985 Emmett released a solo album titled
Parallel Galaxy. This recording
contained ten pieces, some solos and some duets. The album is available on
vinyl, cassette, and was remastered for CD in 1999.
One piece, Backyard, that appears on the album was used in the film
Dune. The director's cut of the film shows a decorated Stick painted
gold playing the role of the mythical "baliset" instrument described in
Frank Herbert's novel. Emmett's recording is what we hear when we see
Patrick Stewart play the baliset.
In 1987 Emmett released his
Hands Across the Board video.
The tape includes a live solo performance of Emmett followed by an interview.
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