Elliott Lupp is a composer, improviser, and visual artist who seeks to engage audiences through poly-stylistic sound-worlds that juxtapose distinct moments of order and chaos. His aesthetic approach to composition has led to a body of work that, at the root of its construction, utilizes both simple and complex gestures to create a variety of overarching forms. This style of writing has found a home with 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, Ensemble Dal Niente, and Fonema Consort.
Reading by: Ensemble Dal Niente
Amanda Deboer Bartlet - Soprano, Mabel Kwan - Piano, Tara Lynn Ramsey - Violin, Matthew Oliphant - Horn,
Hammered-dulcimer - Elliott Lupp