Member Profile: Elliott Lupp
Elliott Lupp is a composer, improviser, and visual artist 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.