NYCC Composer Profile

Jacob Elkin

JACOB ELKIN is a trombonist, composer and arranger based in Brooklyn, New York.  His electronic music has been featured in the Lüneburg New Electronic Music Festival 2015-16 and FIGMENT art installation NYC 2017.  In September 2017, his atmospheric work Dreamscape was broadcast on The Cutty Strange radio segment on WGXC.  Recent performances of his work also include Kyiv Contemporary Music Days Electroacoustic Festival in Kyiv, Ukraine, SHE LIVES Chamber Composition Workshop in Budapest, Hungary, and Festival Días de Música Electroacústica in Seia, Portugal.  As a free-lance trombonist, Mr. Elkin is an advocate for new music in both chamber and solo settings.  In 2017, he performed as soloist for New York Composer's Circle, Make Music New York and the Variousound Sessions.  Mr. Elkin has premiered works with Mimesis Ensemble, Contemporaneous, Mise-en Scene, NYMF, David Taylor and the New York Trombone Consort, and many others.


Mr. Elkin’s music ranges in style from atmospheric soundscape to post-minimalist chamber music. In all cases, he attempts to reconcile a heritage of folk and classical influence with a contemporary artistic aesthetic. 


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