🍀🍀🍀 In this episode Elliott Earls describes the design, prototyping and fabrication of two robotic, pneumatic drum kits. The kits were hung off the stage at Music Hall Detroit during Elliott Earls Bull and Wounded Horse Show. The drum kits were synchronized to live drummer Michael Paradise. Benjamin Teague on Mandolin and Dave Staub on […]
Elliott Earls live at University of Georgia with Benjamin Teague on Mandolin and Jordan Dalton on Bass. The embedded video clip is from Elliott’s arrangement of Cluck Old Hen.
In 1999 I was awarded an Emerging Artist grant by the Wooster Group in Manhattan. I spent a week working with director Richard Kimmel and the Wooster Group’s production team before a weekend of shows. The video posted here is a super short time-lapse I recently found on an old hard drive of mine.
This video depicts the first version of a pneumatic drum kit that I designed and fabricated for use within my “Bull and Wounded Horse” performance piece. As with most of my work, I also see these drums as sculptural objects. So while the drums find a use on stage, they are also intended to create music […]
In early 1994, with a sense of desperation and after being fired from the art department at Elektra Records at 75 Rockefeller Plaza, I decided to pursue my work in a more direct way. The first step in this process was to strike out on my own economically. I formed the Apollo Program Studio. This […]
In 2001 Emigre released Catfish a film by Elliott Earls. Catfish is a 55 minute film on DVD that documents Elliott Earls performance work. Over the course of the next fifteen days, one song from the Catfish soundtrack will be posted each day. For a limited time, the songs will be available for free download. The songs are […]