Elliott Lupp - Composer
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Short Bio


-   Elliott is native to Chicago and holds his Bachelors of Music in composition from Columbia College Chicago.  His teachers at Columbia included Kenn Kumpf, Eliza Brown, and Francisco Castillo-Trigueros. While at Columbia, Elliott became vice-president of both the student composers organization CADRE, and the scoring to media organization SCOFI. He also had the pleasure of being hired as a student worker; tutoring students in theory and aural skills for the music department. Today, Elliott specializes in writing for various chamber ensembles. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in composition at Western Michigan University, where he holds an assistantship in research. His primary teachers at WMU include Dr. Christopher Biggs and Dr. Lisa Renee Coons. 

Elliott has written for the Dutch/American trio Sonic Hedgehog (flute, clarinet, and electric guitar), the Atar Piano Trio, various members of MOCREP, The Chicago Composer's Orchestra, Ensemble Dal Niente, Spektral Quartet, and Fonema Consort.


Artist's Statement


-  Elliott Lupp seeks to engage and remind listeners of how concepts of familiarity and unfamiliarity can coexist within a musical framework. The end result often creates a poly-stylistic sound-world populated by grooves, repeating motives, and juxtaposing moments of calm and chaos that often times creates a complex form that utilizes both simple and complex materials. As a result, this style of writing has found a home with chamber ensembles, solo performers, as well as performer(s) with live electronics and/or fixed media. 


Recent Works

Reading by: Ensemble Dal Niente

 Amanda Deboer Bartlet - Soprano, Mabel Kwan - Piano, Tara Lynn Ramsey - Violin, Matthew Oliphant - Horn,

Hammered-dulcimer - Elliott Lupp


Thanks for a Lovely Time... (2017)  fixed media for 5 channel diffusion.


Elucidate Ad Nauseam (2017, for septet)

Emily Rowe - Bass Clarinet, Molly Hodson - Flute Kathy, Hernandez - Bassoon, Savannah Gonsoulin - Voice, Dominic Hayes - Horn, Conor Large - Cello, Negar Afazel - Violin