John Elliott
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play hi-fi  Bacchanal
play hi-fi  Interland
play hi-fi  Capricia Patricia
play hi-fi  My Truck Baroque Down
play hi-fi  Sea Shanty
play hi-fi  Still
play hi-fi  Children Gamboling with a Tumbrel
play hi-fi  Sea Changes
play hi-fi  Don't Ditty Daddy Deux
play hi-fi  St. Finbarr's Sonata
The band is me using Sibelius notation software, plus Garritan Personal Orchestra.
Why this name?
Given to me at birth. Seems good enough for now.
Band History:
I have been writing music since the early 1970s, and still have the bulk of my compositions dating back to 1973 (beginning with Book 2—all but a page or two from Book 1 has been apparently lost, but it's no real loss...really). But in the 1990s, I had gotten too busy with other things to continue composing.

But I decided to get back to writing music by March of 2006, and in short order I discovered Sibelius 4.

As I began to compose again, I sought out information on MIDI, and that lead me to the Music Contest and Midi Original Archives, a.k.a. Midi-Contest, which has further re-energized my desire to compose. Now I'm also a member of My Music Contest. I am also a member of The American Composer's Forum and CompositionToday.

That, then, is what brings this all about. I know I'm having a great time writing music again, and exploring some older pieces I have forgotten about. I hope you enjoy listening to what I've created.
Your influences?
Elliott Carter; Yes; Emerson, Lake & Palmer; Frank Zappa; Stravinsky; Harry Partch...
Favorite spot?
Equipment used:
Dell XPS 400, Creative Labs X-Fi, Sibelius 5 & Garritan Personal Orchestra, occasional other quality sound fonts.
Anything else...?
"If it's not erotic, it's not interesting." -- Fernando Arrabal
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