Elliott Lupp - Composer

Short Bio


-   Elliott Lupp is a composer, artist, and improviser that 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, and Fonema Consort.


Artist's Statement


-  Elliott seeks to engage listeners through poly-stylistic sound-worlds that juxtapose 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 performer, as well as performer(s) with live electronics, and 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.