Discipline: Music Composition

Elliot Williams

Discipline: Music Composition
Region: Oakland, CA
MacDowell Fellowships: 2017

Elliot Williams is a rapper, poet, and musician originally from Rochester, NY. His first studio album, IDols was released on January 13, 2016 under his pseudonym, Eli Arbor. He is working on his second studio album, His upcoming album, A Place You Can't Find, explores what it means to be both Black and American, through the sounds that we consider a part of our national Mythology. Imagine Shenendoah with 808s.


Irving Fine

Elliot Williams worked in the Irving Fine studio.

Youngstown Studio was given to MacDowell by friends of Miss Myra McKeown in Youngstown, OH, where she promoted both art and music. It was renamed Irving Fine Studio in 1972 in honor of Irving Fine, a distinguished composer, conductor, and teacher who was a MacDowell Fellow during the 1940s and 1950s. The simple interior of the studio…

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