She exhibits superhuman control and stamina over every note, gliss, click and hum…utterly spellbinding.”
— New Classic LA

Élise’s work as a flutist and composer is driven by a passion for innovation and centered around individual expression in the digital age.  As a performer-composer, her work is focused on extending and altering existing performance practice through technological avenues that yield unique vocabularies and novel insights into artistic identity. 

Amongst her recent projects are commissions from the LA Phil, gnarwhallaby, and the SPLICE ensemble.  She just started in spring 2018 a new role on the board of directors for Currents New Media.  

A dedicated educator, Élise was guest performance faculty at the SPLICE Institute for the summer of 2016 as well as an instructor of music technology at Chapman University in fall 2016.  She is currently on faculty at the New Mexico School for the Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where she is the division coordinator for instrumental performance.

Élise is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory and CalArts where she earned a B.M. and M.F.A. in flute performance, respectively.  She studied with Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Rachel Rudich, and also studied improvisation with Vinny Golia.

Works List

TBA (2018) [multi-percussion]

lepidoptera (2018) [trumpet, piano, percussion, and fixed media]

homeostasis (2017) [clarinet, cello, trombone, piano]

his body falling into the repose of his organs (2017) [cello and two electronic musicians]

Rarefaction (2016) [flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano, percussion]

Elicitation (2016) [clarinet trio]

Schrödinger’s Cat and Nancarrow’s Music Box (2016) [microtonal keyboard]

Digestion of Memory (2015) [tuba and fixed media]

Sonatine (2015) [magnetic resonator piano]

Emergence (2014) [flute, soprano saxophone, fixed media]

the dream an iceberg (2013) [flute, live electronics]

splintering (2013) [fixed media]

coalescing (Flutescape III) (2013) [flute, piano, fixed media]

dilation (Flutescape II) (2013) [4-channel fixed media]

bas relief (Flutescape I) (2013) [fixed media]


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