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  Eliot Britton (Bio)

Eliot Britton (b.1983) - composer, sound artist - has marked his place in the ever changing musical climate with a unique musical aesthetic. Each of his compositions expresses his diverse musical experience, including that of sound designer, producer, orchestral and jazz performer, DJ, and audio technician. By drawing on these sound worlds as well as others, Eliot Britton's work is as unique as he is an individual. His compositions have been heard by audiences across Canada and internationally.

Eliot Britton is currently pursuing graduate studies in composition at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. There he holds the position of composer in residence for the McGill Contemporary Music Ensemble with the Digital Composition Studio. Prior to his work at McGill, Eliot Britton graduated with a B.Mus from the University of Manitoba, and was also conferred with certification from the Precursor Productions School of Electronic Music. Throughout his studies, Eliot Britton has won numerous awards and scholarships. Recent accolades include the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Scholarship (SSHRC), winner of the Winnipeg New Music Festival's Young Composers' Competition, and the Margaret H. Tyler Award in music.

While select performances of his work include the CCMW Toronto, McGill CME in Montreal, Winnipeg New Music Festival, the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, the Winnipeg Fringe Festival, and the Pazzia Performing Arts Collective in Edinburgh, Eliot Britton continues to evolve musically. He will be pursuing a doctoral thesis on the relationship between acoustic instrument performance and interactive computer-based live electronics.

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