Jonathan Elliott composes music of unusual beauty and powerful expression. Called "excellent, darkly and lusciously scored" by the NEW YORK TIMES and "haunting and expressive" by the NEW MUSIC CONNOISSEUR, Elliott's music has been performed in Europe, Asia, throughout North and South America, and Africa. His music--ranging from chamber and solo instrumental music to electroacoustic works and sound installation--is inspired by nature's patterns and systems, the physicality of sound, and the evocative qualities of sound memory. Elliott's works draw on his experience as an improviser and his interest in musique concrète, sound art and multimedia performance.
Elliott has received awards and honors including fellowships and grants from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, the Ragdale Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, Centre Acanthes, the Aspen Music Festival, and the W.K. Rose Trust. He has won prizes from BMI, ASCAP, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and the American Composers Forum. Elliott has been commissioned by leading concert artists and presenters including PS 122, the Poetry Project at Saint Marks, the American Liszt Society, the American Composers Forum, the Jerome Foundation, the Monadnock Music Festival, and Koch International Classics. His sound installations have been commissioned by the C H R CH Project Space and Virtuale Switzerland. Elliott's music is published by Lux Nova Press and PBP Music and recorded on Koch International Classics, Centaur and Duo Montagnard Records.
A native of Philadelphia, Elliott was raised in Bucks County, PA. After early piano studies, Elliott studied composition with Annea Lockwood at Vassar College and with Ralph Shapey and Shulamit Ran at the University of Chicago. A visual artist as well as musician, he has lived in Brooklyn, NY, since 1988.
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