trumpet / electronics
Elliott Hughes is a composer and trumpet player with a passion for creating innovative new music across contemporary classical, jazz and electroacoustic music styles. Based in Melbourne, he has composed more than fifty works for a remarkably diverse range of ensembles; from orchestras and chamber groups, to big bands and jazz trios, through to soloists with live electronics.
As a trumpet player, Elliott specialises in improvisation and performing with electronics, which led to his invention of the ‘Augmented Trumpet’; an instrument that uses the normal movement of the valves to control and synchronise the electronics with the acoustic sound. Described as 'mesmerising – something out of the future', these performances conjure diverse soundscapes that, sometimes inexplicably, all originate from the trumpet.