Tamzin Elliott is a composer from northern San Diego, now based in Los Angeles. Both by composing lyrics and collaborating with poets, she is immersed in testing the ways in which text can interlace with music. Her work often lifts itself outside the bounds of genre by subverting traditional parameters of acoustic performance.
She has sung her own pieces with Los Angeles groups wildUp and Thornton Edge, as well as San Francisco’s After Everything and Brooklyn’s Longleash Trio. In Winter of 2018 she premiered of her immersive theater work Allways based on the letters of Rachel Carson and Dorothy Freeman. Tamzin is pursuing a Doctorate degree in Composition from the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music, where she also received her Master of Music. She received a Bachelor of Music in Composition and a Bachelor of Art in Poetry from Bard College and Conservatory in New York.
Alongside her music career she is a new music concert reviewer for the San Francisco Classical Voice.
"It is hard enough for a young composer to invent sounds. But Tamzin Elliott invented an entire culture."
- Zachary Woolfe, New York Times