Patrick Ellis (he/him, b. 1994 in London) is a composer based in Oxfordshire, UK, who has had his music performed in Australia, the Republic of Ireland, Italy, Malaysia, The Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, the UK and the US.
In much of his concert work, he often utilises limited musical material and explores it with the use of subtle development, repetitive structures and juxtapositions. In more of his process driven and conceptual works, he takes found material from data and statistics, translating them into musical and time based parameters.
He has worked with many esteemed ensembles and soloists, who have performed, recorded and workshopped his music, including the Residentie Orkest, Kluster 5, Orkest de Ereprijs, Xtro Percussion, The New European Ensemble, The Spaceship Ensemble, The Hodiernal Quartet, Kirkos Ensemble, Thallein Ensemble, The Fidelio Trio, Decibel, Ensemble KROCK, 315 Ensemble, The Schubert Ensemble, CHROMA, Via Nova Choir, Noszferatu, Laura Sinnerton, Fenella Humphreys, Kathryn Williams, Alfian Emir Adytia, Chris Cresswell, Xenia Pestova, Benjamin Powell and Fumiko Miyachi.
Performances of his work have taken place at numerous festivals and concert series including, Festival Dag in Branding, Mittelfest and Mittelyoung Festival, De Link Tilburg, Kirkos Ensemble's Biosphere Festival, Spring Festival The Hague, Kammer Klang, the Frequency Series Chicago, the Malaysian Composers Series, the London New Wind Festival, Ideas of Noise Festival, the Stratford-on-Avon Music Festival, Harmos Plural Festival, The Martin Read Festival, Spread York and Frontiers Festival.
He has participated in the Psappha Composing For Piano Scheme in 2019-20, as well as the 25th Edition of Orkest de Erepijs’ Young Composers Meeting and Kathryn Williams' innovative Coming Up for Air Project.
Patrick's music has been broadcasted on Dutch radio stations, NPO Radio 4, Concertzender and Stranded FM (for Gaudeamus Muziekweek), and featured on releases from Birmingham Record Company and Huddersfield Contemporary Records.
He holds a Masters degree in composition from the Koninklijk Conservatorium Den Haag (Royal Conservatoire of The Hague) and a Bachelor's degree from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. His principal tutors have included Martijn Padding, Guus Janssen, Andrew Hamilton, Seán Clancy, Ed Bennett, Howard Skempton and Michael Wolters.