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Elliot Cole

Friday, January 21st, 2011

Elliot Cole (b. 1984) takes the omnivore’s approach: he has sung in rock bands and musical theater, written concert music, worked as a commercial record producer, scored theater and film, and written music software.  His curiosity cuts through entrenched territories and parochialisms: forgoing institutionalized concert-spaces, his ensemble performs his Afghan music drama Babinagar exclusively in private living rooms, and his trio The Oracle Hysterical explores the the intersection of hip-hop, bardic storytelling and experimental concert music.  From Austin, Texas, he has degrees in music and cognitive linguistics from Rice University and is presently a graduate student in composition at Princeton.