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Minimalist Mandola Songwriting with Nathan Eliot

Photo by Dan Norman
Photo by Dan Norman

In this episode of Composer Quest, we get a sneak preview of Nathan Eliot’s first solo album, Universe in Me. We talk about the creative process behind his songs, singing super high as a countertenor, and bringing his mandola into a special ed classroom.

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Right click to download Ep. 79, or open in iTunes.

Visit NathanEliot.com for more music from Nate. His CD release show is coming up on Friday, March 28th at the Aster Cafe (9pm, $8). Verskotzi and Lynn O’Brien are opening.

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Episode Soundtrack

The album Universe in Me (coming out soon) was written by Nathan Eliot and produced by Andy Thompson. It also features drummer Alex Young, cellist Dan Lawonn, and bassist Andrew Foreman.

  • 0:18 – Write a Song
  • 1:03 – Entropy
  • 4:56 – No Way Out
  • 7:57 – Give Me Release
  • 9:48 – Life Is an Island
  • 12:46 – Cowbert’s PSA
  • 14:11 – Ever-Expanding (We) (Live in the Composer Quest studio)
  • 21:38 – Brain Break
  • 28:32 – What Was Said
  • 29:53 – The Lingerer – Charlie McCarron & Lori Ann Stephens

Check out this music video by Jason P. Schumacher for “Brain Break”:


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