Eliot Britton (b.1983) – integrates electronic and instrumental music though an energetic and colourful personal language. His creative output expresses an eclectic musical experience from gramophones to videogames, drum machines, orchestras and electronic chamber music. Rhythmic gadgetry, artistry, personal history and the colours of technology permeate his works. By drawing on these sound worlds and others, Eliot Britton’s compositions tap the newly available resources of the 21st century. He is passionate about Canadian musical culture, seeking new and engaging aesthetic directions that connect with a post-digital audience.
A proud member of the Manitoba Metis Federation, Eliot Britton has recently completed his PhD in music research and composition at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University. He is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the SSHRC Bombardier graduate scholarship, Louis Riel Scholarship, The Royal Winnipeg Ballet Aspirant Program’s Emerging Composer Collaboration and more recently the Hugh Le Caine and Serge Garant SOCAN awards. Currently Britton is working as an assistant Professor of composition at the University of Toronto, co-director of Manitoba’s Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival and continues to produce music for a variety of labels, companies and music houses. His recently completed projects include a commission from the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra entitled “Heirloom Bison Culture”, as well as commissions for the Plumes ensemble and Quasar quartet.