Elliott Lupp - Composer

 Elliott Lupp

Composer // Improvisor // Visual Artist // Sound Designer


Short Bio


Elliott Lupp is a composer, improvisor, visual artist, and sound designer whose work invokes images of the distorted, chaotic, visceral, and absurd. This aesthetic approach as it relates to both acoustic and electroacoustic composition has led to a body of work that, at the root of its construction, focuses on the manipulation of extreme gesture and shifting timbre as core musical elements. This style of writing has found a home with a variety of chamber ensembles, solo performers, performer(s) with live electronics, and fixed media. Elliott is native to Chicago and holds a Bachelors of Music in composition from Columbia College Chicago where his primary teachers included Kenn Kumpf, Eliza Brown, and Francisco Castillo-Trigueros. Elliott 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. Chris Biggs and Dr. Lisa Renee Coons.

Elliott has had the pleasure of having his music performed at a variety of festivals including CHIMEfest, Electronic Music Midwest, Fulcrumpoint New Music Project, and Electroacoustic Barn Dance; and has written for such ensembles as the Dutch/American trio Sonic Hedgehog (flute, clarinet, and electric guitar), the Atar Piano Trio, the WMU Graduate Student New Music Ensemble, various members of MOCREP, The Chicago Composer's Orchestra, Fonema Consort, and Ensemble Dal Niente.

He is the winner of the 2019 Fisk: Franklin G. Fisk Composition Award for Chamber Music and upcoming performances of his own and others work will be featured at N_SEME 2019 at the University of Virginia, the 2019 Electroacoustic Summit at Ball State University, MOXsonic 2019, and the 2019 SEAMUS Conference at Berklee College of Music and Boston Conservatory, of which he is a finalist in the 2019 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition.


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

Performance: Dec. 5th 2018

Composed for and performed by: Found Sound New Music Ensemble (Holli Wittman, Molly Hodson, Samuel Kelly)

Electronics performed by: Elliott Lupp