Elliot Cole

Sing Sing Program Director


Elliot Cole is a composer, singer, programmer, and educator. Postludes, his book of bowed vibraphone quartets, is a new staple of percussion repertoire, having been performed by over 100 ensembles all over the world, including all major American music schools, So Percussion, Blow Up Roma, Mobius Quartet, and Amadinda. He has sung his Hanuman’s Leap, a bardic epic for voices and drums, in nine cities, and it was performed by Grammy-winning choir Roomful of Teeth at the Five Boroughs Music Festival in NYC. His creative friendship (part band, part book club) with Brad and Doug Balliett has produced opera and hip hop collaborations with the Chicago Composers Orchestra, Metropolis Ensemble, Washington Square Winds, operacabal, the Berkshire Fringe Festival, and the Lucerne Festival Academy, where they were Spotlight Artists in 2011. He lives in Jersey City, and teaches courses in music composition, programming, history and performance between The New School, Manhattan School of Music, and Sing Sing Maximum Security Correctional Facility.