Past Performances

September 21st 2023 at Perimeter College and October 20th, 2023 at Eventide Brewery in Atlanta, GA

  • Performance of Hide and Seekfor alto saxophone and fixed media by Paula Van Goes
  • Part of Prof. Van Goes’ Of Dreams and Nightmares Series


July 8th, 2023, ClarinetFest in Denver, CO


June 22nd, 2023, Meetinghouse Church in Edina, MN

  • Live premiere of Psalm 23 at the Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers (CFAMC) Conference
  • Conducted by J. David Moore featuring Maryne Mossey on viola da gamba


June 4th, 2024 in Atlanta, GA

  • Premiere of Birds of Lethe for alto saxophone and electronics by Paula Van Goes


October 14th, 2022, the Hargrove in Baltimore, MD


June 21st, 2022, online

  • Online premieres of Psalm 23 and Liewe eier Feinde in Pennsylvania Dutch
  • Featuring Laura Snyderman, John Scherch, Elliott Grabill, and Marie Herrington on vocals
  • Featuring Loren Ludwig on viola da gamba


July 29, 2021, online

  • Premiere of Flowers of Resurrection, for flute, piano, violin, and cello
  • Performed by Music and Friends Chamber Ensemble


April 9, 2021, Perimeter College, Georgia


November, 19th, 2020, online

  • Premiere of Teacher Talesfor mezzo soprano and piano, performed by Taylor Boykins and Aaron Thacker
  • Premiere of Grief Never Leaves, for soprano, oboe, and piano, performed by Laura Snyderman, Lydia Consilvio, and Lior Willinger


October 9th, 2020, online

  • Premiere of Deep Purring, for reed quintet and fixed media
  • Performed by the Civitasolis Quintet


July 27th, 2020, online

  • Premiere of The Dragons are My Children, for cello and contrabass
  • Performed by Subin Lee on cello and Ji Sun Mun on contrabass
  • Part of the Music&Friends Chamber Ensemble Online Performance project


June 15th, 2020, online

  • Premiere of All the Little Kittens, for flute and viola
  • Featuring Pedro Vizzarro Vallejos on viola and Justine Sedsky on flue
  • Part of the Music&Friends Chamber Ensemble Online Performance project


May 1st, 2019 in Chestertown, MD

  • Premiere by Lynn Hileman of Mother Earth, for bassoon and electronics
  • Performance at Bethel AME Church as part of the National Music Festival
  • Made possible by Dark in the Song‘s NewBassoon Institute
  • Written using Ableton Live and the Keith McMillan SoftStep foot pedal


October 19th, 2018 in Baltimore, MD

  • Solo set at Reverb at 8:00 pm
  • Performance of Wildflowers, Ocean Mermaid, Divine Blaze, and Kombucha
  • Live electronics on laptop track pad, synthesizer, and MIDI controllers


October 18th, 2018 in Baltimore, MD

  • World premiere of Mountain Piques at the Black Cherry Puppet Theatre
  • Commissioned by the Pique Collective
  • Stephanie Ray, flutes; Jeremy Lyons, guitar; Peter Kibbe, cello; Lisa Perry, percussion and live electronics
  • Choreography by the Black Cherry Puppet Theatre


February 10th, 2018 in Jacksonville, FL

  • World premiere of Enkidu, for baritone saxophone and live electronics
  • 10:00 pm at Endangered Wise Men Studios
  • Tae Ho Hwang, baritone saxophone


August 13th, 2017 in Rutland, VT


June 23rd, 2017 in New York City

  • Performance of Darl at the New York City Electronic Music Festival
  • Abrons Art Center, 4pm
  • Hila Zamir, clarinet


May 20th, 2017 in Orange, NJ


April 23st, 2017 in St. Cloud, MN

  • Premiere of Ocean Mermaid for laptop and MIDI controller
  • Performance of Pranayama
  • Outdoor guerrilla concert at SEAMUS 2017
  • Hosted by St. Cloud State University


April 20th, 2017 in St. Cloud, MN


April 8th, 2017 in Baltimore, MD

  • Performance of Nightingales at Amplified Cactus
  • Andrew Im, clarinet
  • Elliott Grabill, electronics


March 11th, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA

  • Performance of Planet Heart at NSEME 2017
  • Hosted by Louisiana State University
  • Chase Mitchusson, clarinet


March 10th, 2017 in Baton Rouge, LA


February 25th, 2017

  • Premiere of Pluto in its entirety
  • Centre Street Performance Studio at the Peabody Conservatory
  • Andrew Im, clarinet
  • Elliott Grabill, live electronics
  • Concert also featured Nick Dulworth, Matthew Sullivan, and Allison Clendaniel


February 1st, 2017 in Baltimore, MD

  • Performance of Escape at the Peabody Conservatory
  • Clifton Joey Guidry, Mateen Milan, Caitlin Oldham, and Kika Wright, bassoons


November 18th, 2016 in Norman, OK

  • Performance of Darl at inner sOUnscapes | clarinet
  • Hosted by the University of Oklahoma
  • Zachary Peterson, clarinet
  • Angelos Mitsios, electronics


October 20th, 2016 in Charlottesville, VA

  • Performance of Gravity at the University of Virginia Technosonics Festival
  • Shawn Earle, clarinet


October 19th, 2016 in Charlottesville, VA

  • Airing of the third movement of Pranayama on WTJU, 91.1 FM
  • Programmed on “A New Sound,” hosted by Kyle Chattleton


August 11th, 2016 in Toronto, Canada

  • Premiere of Planet Heart, for clarinet and live electronics
  • Michele Jacot, clarinet
  • At the Geary Lane performance venue
  • Part of the Toronto International Electroacoustic Symposium (TIES)


July 6th, 2016 in Rochester, NY

  • Premiere of Escape for bassoon quartet
  • Performed by Dark in the Song
  • Winner, Dark in the Song Prize, 2016


July 1st, 2016 in Kalamazoo, MI

  • Premiere of Darl, for clarinet and live electronics
  • Hila Zamir, clarinet
  • Part of the SPLICE Institute Recital Series


May 4th, 2016 in Baltimore, MD

  • Premiere of Alarm
  • Peabody Computer Music Department Recital
  • Elizabeth Milligan, flute
  • Elliott Grabill, electroacoustic realization


April 23rd, 2016 in Baltimore, MD

  • Performance of Gravity in the Peabody Conservatory’s Friedberg Hall
  • As part of Peabody’s Thursday Noon Recital Series
  • Melissa Lander, clarinet
  • Elliott Grabill, electroacoustic realization


February 11th – 13th in Statesboro, GA

  • Presentation of After the Storms
  • SEAMUS Planetarium Concert


December 3rd, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • First performance of Gravity
  • Melissa Lander, clarinet
  • Elliott Grabill, electro-acoustic realization


November 16th, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • Presentation of Ceres
  • Part of the Peabody Student Electro-Acoustic Recital Series


October 21st, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • Performance of Kings Highway / Stillwell Ave., Elliott Grabill at the piano
  • Peabody Conservatory Composition Department Recital


October 7th, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • Reading of Making the Year by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society


October 5th, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • Presentation of Acousmatica
  • Part of the Peabody Student Electro-Acoustic Recital Series


August 3rd, 2015 in Pavia, Italy

  • Performance of Hemp by Quartetto Apeiron


June 1st, 2015 in Buffalo, NY

  • The Meridian Arts Ensemble performs Rust Belt, for brass quintet.
  • Part of the June in Buffalo new music festival at the University at Buffalo.


May 5th, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • Melissa Birkhold and Elliott perform selected compositions for bassoon and trumpet.


April 27th, 2015 in Baltimore, MD

  • The Baltimore Choral Arts Society records Making the Year
  • Work for mixed choir, text by Bauke Kamstra


January 5th, 2015 in Washington, DC

  • Performance of selected movements of acousmatic work Kitchen Sink at BloomBars in Columbia Heights.
  • Movements included “Mashup #1,” “Oort Cloud,” “Max Matthews,” and “Titanian Trees.”


August 15th, 2014 in Belgrade, Serbia

  • Acousmatic work Crnogorska featured as part of the Savamala Soundwalk sponsored by improvE 2.0.
  • Crnogorska written using only sound samples of the Savamala neighborhood in Belgrade.
  • Participants in the Soundwalk listened to Crnogorska while walking a specific route through Savamala.


June 30th, 2014 in Washington, DC

  • Mr. Grabill returned to BloomBars to deliver a freely improvised performance using a synthesizer and various audio patches he created with AudioMulch.


May 5th, 2014 in Washington, DC

  • Performance of Death by Water, art song with interactive computer-effects, sonified data, and computer processed sound.
  • Text from The Waste Land, by T. S. Eliot.
  • Performed by the composer at BloomBars.



April 28th, 2014 in Washington, DC

  • Performance of Wandrers Nachtlied II, an art song with interactive computer-effects, sonified data, and computer processed sound.
  • Text by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
  • Performed by the composer at BloomBars.


April 21st, 2014 in Washington, DC

  • Premiere of Snowy Shore, an electroacoustic piece for narrator and computer processed sound.
  • Four short movements corresponding to a four section poem, “Snowy Shore.”  Poem written by the composer.
  • Performed by the composer at BloomBars.


February 26th, 2012 in Washington, DC

  •  World premiere of Uriel,  a piece for voice and keyboard controller.   Terry Johns, tenor, and Elliott Grabill, keyboard
  •  World premiere of Katharos, for piano
  •  Screening of After the Storms, Pranayama, music by Elliott Grabill and film by Vin Grabill
  •  Live performance of Kings Highway/Stillwell Ave. with film by Vin Grabill as backdrop
  •  3:30  at the Church of the Holy City, 1611 16th St. NW, , Washington, DC 20009


November 18th, 2011 in Washington, DC

  • World Premiere screening of After the Storms, a film by Vin Grabill to the music of Sapa
  • Screening of Un Jardin, Pranayama, Kings Highway / Stillwell Ave. 
  • 7pm at the Vitruvian Gallery, 734 7th St. SE, Washington DC 20003


November 14th, 2011 in Washington, DC

  • Open rehearsal of the November 18th screening
  • During yoga class
  • 6:30 at the Vitruvian Gallery (see above for address)


November 12th, 2011 in Arlington, VA

  • Screening of Kings Highway / Stillwell Ave., Brooklyn
  • 3:45 at the Rosebud Film Festival
  • At Artisphere, in Rossyln, 1101 Wilson Blvd.


August 3rd, 2011 in Huddersfield, England

  • Performance of Un Jardin at the ICMC 2001 Late Night Concert
  • 10:30pm at the Graduate
  • University of Huddersfield Student Union


August 3rd, 2011 in Huddersfield, England

  • Screening of Pranayama at the ICMC 2011
  • 9am – 7:30pm, Listening Room 3b in the Business School
  • Visuals created by Vin Grabill


July 25th, 2011 in Washington, DC

  • A live performance of Residue featuring dancer/choreographer Danielle Greene and Elliott on keyboard and soundboard
  • 8pm at at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE


July 26th, 2011 in Washington, DC

  • The premiere performance of Residue with Danielle Greene
  • 7pm at Dance Place, 3225 8th St. NE


May 8th, 2011 in Baltimore, MD

  • Screening of Frontier, a film by Vin Grabill, music by Elliott and Martín Gendelman.
  • 2:30pm the Charles Theatre, 1711 N Charles St., Baltimore MD.
  • Thanks also to Terry Johns for conducting Hathors, a choral work by Elliott featured in the film.


May 7th, 2011 in Baltimore, MD

  • Screening of Frontier at the Windup Space
  • 12 W North Ave at 7:30pm
  • Participated in a post-concert discussion panel.


May 6th, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA

  • Performance of Sapa, a dance piece choreographed by Danielle Greene, music by Elliott Grabill
  • 7:30pm at the Conwell Theatre on Temple University’s main campus

April 26th, 2011 in Athens, OH
  • Screening of Frontier at the Athens International Film and Video Festival

November 13th through December 19th, 2010 in Washington, DC
  • Screening of Frontier at the Katzen Center at American University
  • Every day 11am – 4pm

October 24th, 2010 in Washington, DC
  • Full concert of Elliott’s works + Frontier by Vin Grabill
  • Performance of Un Jardin, Pranayama, Frontier, and Kings Highway/Stillwell Ave. Brooklyn
  • 5pm at the Church of the Holy City
  • Elliott plays the piano for Kings Highway, thanks to Vin Grabill for creating visuals for Un Jardin and Pranayama

October 20th, 23rd, 28th, November 2nd, 5th, 10th, 13th, 18th, 23rd in Baltimore MD
  • Screening of Distillations, a piece by Elliott with visuals by Vin Grabill
  • Screening of Frontier, film by Vin Grabill, music accompanied by Elliott and Martín Gendelman
  •  At the Center for Art, Design, and Visual Culture at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)