- The musical works of Elliott Lupp seek 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, ostinati, extended harmonies, and juxtaposing moments of calm and intensity that as a whole, creates a complex form that utilizes simple materials. This style of writing has found a home with chamber ensembles, and as a result most of his work thus far has been for smaller groups of performers. 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, and Fonema Consort.
- 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 plans to pursue his master's degree in composition fall, 2017.