Elisabeth Blair

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Saginaw, MI
United States
Dates of Residence: 
Nov 20, 2017 to Dec 15, 2017

Elisabeth Blair is a composer, poet, podcaster and multidisciplinary artist. After earning a BA in photography in 2004, she spent many years on the singer/songwriter circuit in Chicago before moving into both free improvisation and formal composition. Writing forms an important part of her creative practice and a chapbook of her poems was published in 2016 by Dancing Girl Press. In the last three years she has been an artist-inresidence at ACRE, a participant composer with the Toronto Creative Music Lab, and twice an Associate Artist at the Atlantic Center for the Arts, working with composer/improviser Karl Berger and poet Heather McHugh, respectively. An active feminist, she is on the board of the International Alliance for Women in Music and is the director of Listening to Ladies, an initiative showcasing non-cis-male composers. She currently ekes out a living by composing and producing stage music for magicians.

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