My name is Elliot Murphy and I am a composer and instrumentalist (cello, guitar) from Dublin, Ireland. I studied composition in T.C.D. with Evangelia Rigaki and Donnacha Dennehy and after a number of years living and making music in Dublin and London I have found my creative home here in Berlin since 2018.

My music calls on inspiration from a wide variety of places but in particular from: the traditional music of Ireland, northern India, and Japan; aleatoric music of the late 20th century; and pop, rock, and electronic music. I am a keen collaborator and love to work with other artists, not only in music, but also in other disciplines.

I have written music for Alex Petcu, Adrian Mantu, and the Avalon Ensemble and my most recent piece was for the 8 cellists of the RTÉ Symphony Orchestra entitled ‘I dTírdreach’. I am currently finishing work on my first solo album for cello inspired by Dante’s ‘Inferno’. It follows the poet on his journey through the underworld and paints a sonic landscape of each destination along his path. The album is in post-production stages and is due to be released in the near future. If you would like to be informed of this release and future concert dates/recordings please sign up to the mailing list here or in the contact section!

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