Medium: Sound and Music
Liam Elliot is a Canadian composer and sound artist based in Canada and the U.K.
His work seeks to create a sense of place and reflects a fascination with the sounds and processes of the natural world. He creates acoustic and electroacoustic pieces for concert performance and builds sound sculptures that directly transform natural processes into musical sound.
His music and sculptures have been heard in Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. Liam completed his Bachelor of Music in Composition at Acadia University, and his MPhil in Music Studies at the University of Cambridge (Emmanuel College).
His teachers have included Anna Thorvaldsdottir, Richard Rijnvos, Jeremy Thurlow, and Derek Charke. In September 2018 he will begin a doctorate in composition at Princeton University.
Projects and Exhibitions
- Spacebox: Installed at the APT Gallery, London from May 4-6, 2018. With Sarah McCabe.
- Cloud/Mass: Chamber version premiered by members of the International Contemporary
Ensemble (ICE) and participants in the Ensemble Evolution program conducted by Steven
- Schick at the Banff Centre for the Arts on July 1, 2017.
- Winter Music: Released on the album Lucid by India Gailey. Has also been performed in
London, Halifax, and at the Banff Centre.
- Mer: For string quartet, narrator, and pre-recorded electronics with poetry by Sue Goyette.
Has been performed in New York and at the Banff Centre.
- Threnody: Film score for a short film by Joe Armstrong.
- Grove: Sound sculpture installed in Wolfville, NS from Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017.
- Music Boxes: Sound sculpture installed in Wolfville, NS from Sept. 2016 to Aug. 2017.