BIO
 
Elisabeth Blair is a composer, vocalist, poet and visual artist currently based in Michigan. After obtaining a BA in photography at Richmond American International University in London in 2004, she spent many years on the folk singer/songwriter circuit in Chicago before moving into both improvisation and more formal composition. In 2015 she was an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, and an artist-in-residence at Wildacres. In 2016 she was accepted as a participant composer at highSCORE Contemporary Music Festival, and as an artist-in-residence at ACRE in Wisconsin. Written language forms an important part of her work, and a chapbook of her poems is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press. An active feminist, she is on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM) and is the primary force behind Listening to Ladies, an initiative that comprises a podcast, concert series, and online showcase of works by composers who are women.

Elisabeth particularly enjoys vocal improvisation, working with texts, writing for strings, and collaborating with artists working in other media. Her music has complemented others’ dance, poetry, written fiction, performance art, conceptual art, and film. She is currently working on a master’s degree in music composition at Western Michigan University, studying under Lisa Coons and Christopher Biggs.


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"Absolutely hypnotic... Wonderful music -
how refreshing and absorbing."


- Izzie, VQS New Music podcast (http://www.vqs.libsyn.com/)


"Think of Regina Spektor, but more thoughtful."

- Justin Wayne, The Justin Wayne Show at RechargedRadio.com


“Haunting and intimate.”

- The Homemade Hit Show, London