The Elemental Project


What is the Elemental Project?

Elemental is a conceptual set of pieces that utilize the four elements as a framework for compositions within non-traditional compositional and improvisational methods. The pieces contain the underlying theme of climate change, and consistently utilize the guitar as the main instrument for composition. The project was inspired by Tikkun Olam, the study of guitar itself, and the desire to create large scale works within a social context. The pieces completed are five drastically different compositions with varied forms, instrumentation and length. Each was composed differently but started with harmonic content on the guitar and contains a corresponding recording and score. Some also contain spoken word, lyrical content, or paintings.


Spring 2020

Climate change within the context of the four elements