Elliot Cole
composer, performer, teacher




Musicambia


2014-2024
Helped found non-profit dedicated to serving musical communities in prisons
Program director at Sing Sing Correctional Facility (NY) and Lansing Correctional Facility (KS)

Text of my talk reflecting on 10 years of Musicambia; what it’s like & what I’ve learned.
Category
Teaching

New Course @ NYU ITP


2024
I am designing a new course for the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP) at NYU Tisch called Music Design & Discovery for Fall 2024.  Category
Teaching

Creative Music Intensive


2022-
Two week summer retreat at Arts, Letters and Numbers (Albany, NY), and online.
Faculty include Elliot Cole, Michael Harrison, Aleksandra Vrebelov, Payton McDonald, and the Bergamot Quartet.
Workshop topics include composition, counterpoint, Just Intonation, music production, Classical Indian rhythm and raga, and more.

CMI 2023 website
Category
Teaching

Lato-Sargam


2023
Font designed for Hindustani music notation
Based on Lato by Łukasz Dziedzic 
Lato and Lato-Sargam are licensed under the SIL Open Font License.

Download
Category
Tools, Raga

Creative Ableton: Complete Course


2022
Video course designed to help you learn how to compose music while learning how to use Ableton Live
Material covers two semesters of what I teach at Juilliard and the New School
Beginner/intermediate level
Learn by doing, guided by 142 short videos

Learn More 
Category
Teaching

Flowerpot Music


2020-
Evolving collection of games, improvisation scores, and sonic meditations employing the flowerpot 
Since 2020, Flowerpot Music has been an special project of Make Music Day, and is performed in dozens of cities each year on June 21
Events are promoted and supported by Peter Ferry
Note: Not the same piece as Flowerpot Music No. 1, a fully notated duo, which probably needs a new name!

Contact for more information
Make Music Day Book

Category
Community Music, Compositions

Bloom.sc


2013-
Software for musical modeling and exploration
Aided composition of many of my works, including Bloom Suite + Trio, Facets / Well of Whales, New Year’s Day, Flows, Nocturnes, Hashflowers.

Dissertation (Princeton PhD *23)
Github
Category
Tools

Passage


2022-2023 
A nine-hour cycle of raga-based music for voice, Just Intonation piano, and Prophet synthesizer.
Created with Michael Harrison, Ina Filip, and Benoît Rolland, with lighting by Nina Elder.
Commissioned by the Turchin Center for the Arts in Boone, North Carolina, and exhibited July-December 2023.
Category
Raga, Compositions

Tam Lin


2021
Celtic-baroque-rock-opera by me and Fiona Gillespie, for a big band of old and new instruments (Makaris).
Story comes from a 16th century Scottish ballad.

Album at Long Echo Records
Category
Storytelling, Early Music, Albums, Compositions
©2024 ECMake the medium resistant, so as to conquer it patiently. (Delacroix)