Christopher Elliott Shares Single “Voyager”
January 27, 2023 BY Jason Currell
Accomplished, award-winning London-based composer & arranger Christopher Elliott has released his latest single, ‘Voyager’ through Nettwerk today,
The new single is another beautiful emotive piece from the London-based artist, full of elegant and rousing piano lines that Elliott’s famed for.
Listen to ‘Voyager’ on YouTube:
“’Voyager’ was inspired by the concept of infinity”, Elliott says. “Last summer I was at a lovely wedding in the English countryside with all the delightful traditional elements including the pealing of the church bells, repeating their never quite the same sequence and patterns of sound. I thought about this perfect moment of happiness and imagined it spiralling up into the sky and out into the ether, being carried out across the vastness of Space, ringing out forever, something truly joyous from our little (troubled) planet.”
“Voyager” is available to stream / buy from here:
About Christopher Elliott:
The award-winning composer & arranger has worked with some of music’s biggest acts. From the late, great Amy Winehouse, Mark Ronson, Adele, Rag‘n’Bone Man to Depeche Mode and U.N.K.L.E. Christopher Elliott’s sonic flourishes and embellishments have traversed genres, eras, and formats – he also found fame in film soundtracks, working on Baz Luhrmann’s Moulin Rouge! among others. However, after working behind the scenes for over two decades, Elliott is finally stepping out of the shadows, emerging with his sumptuous debut solo music.
Downing his regular compositional tools and dipping his toes in the waters of improvisation and chance, Elliott’s forthcoming solo material soundtracks a particular time and place in his life. “I went into a kind of meditative state that allowed me to just react naturally to what I was actually playing, rather than thinking about it in a tonal way, I just used my ears”, he explains. “The music grew out of seeds of ideas, layered, shaped and developed.”
Film music is also a major touchstone for Elliott, who holds Thomas Newman and Yann Tiersen in high regard. “As a student I thought – there is this wonderful use of the orchestra here, thoroughly not classical, yet with a wonderful atmospheric sensibility.” It was during his three-year tenure studying at Devon’s renowned liberal arts college, Dartington – “surrounded by nature and wildlife” – that Elliott was introduced to contemporary classical composers Arvo Part and Henryk Górecki, as well as the American minimalist school of Steve Reich and John Adams. “These composers all knew about atmosphere in their music” recalls Elliott, “That was the overriding influence for me”.
Christopher Elliott’s debut solo album After the Storm was released in May 2021.