Rufus in a leather jacket, smiling and looking downwards at the floor

Rufus Isabel Elliot is a trans musician originally from Tower Hamlets, now based in Glasgow, who has written everything from funerary music for doomed spaceships to orchestral music about rotting seaweed.

In 2019, Rufus was composer-in-residence with Scotland’s street orchestra, the Nevis Ensemble, creating a new work for their summer tour of the Outer Hebrides. Current projects include a new recording project with violinist Harry Gorski-Brown, and a remix of Fergus Hall’s Shores.

As part of our Composer-Curator 2019 cohort, Rufus is continuing to develop the OVER/AT series, creating a platform for trans and non-binary folks to speak for, with and by themselves, rather than through the eyes of the cisgender arts and media.

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Performed for OVER AT 1 by Dominykas Snarkis, vocals by Rylan Gleave, Roanan Runge, Ben Taylor