Medium: Sound and Music
Liam Elliot is a Canadian composer and sound artist from Calgary, AB currently living in Princeton, NJ. His work seeks to create a sense of place and reflects a fascination with the sounds and processes of the natural world. Through his music and sound installations, Liam encourages audiences to listen in new ways to the world around them. He creates acoustic and electroacoustic pieces for concert performance and builds sound sculptures that directly transform natural processes into musical sound. As an improvisor, he builds physical and digital instruments to sample and shape the sounds of his collaborators.
Liam is a PhD candidate in composition at Princeton University. He completed a Bachelor of Music in Composition at Acadia University and a Master of Philosophy in Music Studies at the University of Cambridge. He has participated in several residencies at the Banff Centre for the Arts and has studied composition privately with Anna Thorvaldsdottir. His work has been performed across Canada, and in the US, the UK, Germany, and Bulgaria by musicians including the International Contemporary Ensemble, Sō Percussion, Latitude 49, Arx Duo, Bergamot Quartet, Aizuri Quartet, Bergamot Quartet, Dither Quartet, Steve Schick, and Ellen Fullman. His sound sculptures have been installed in outdoor locations across Canada, as well as in galleries in London and Berlin. To learn more about his work, please visit liamelliotmusic.com.