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Elliott Hughes




Elliott Hughes is a composer, trumpet player, and sound artist working across contemporary classical, jazz and electroacoustic music styles. His music has been performed around Australia and in the USA, by ensembles including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Bennetts Lane Big Band, Syzygy Ensemble and Brad Linde's Big Ol' Ensemble. His electroacoustic music study has led to the creation of the 'Augmented Trumpet', an instrument that tracks the valve motions of the trumpet to control the transformation of the sound.

Elliott has been artist in residence with the East Gippsland Shire, Testing Grounds, and West Australian Youth Jazz Orchestra; has taken part in workshops with the Australian Art Orchestra, at the Banff Centre, and at the Arts, Letters and Numbers organisation; and has released a CD with his own ensemble 'Horizon Art Orchestra'. He completed a Masters degree at the University of Melbourne, and undergraduate study at the West Australian Academy of Performing Arts. He has been awarded the Dorian Le Galliene Composition Prize, Jazz Song of the Year, and WAYJO Jack Bendat Scholarship. He has also received multiple grants from the Australia Council for the Arts.