Photo by Francesca Beltran
“Excellent sound design.”
- Ben Brantley, THE NEW YORK TIMES
“A haunting score.”
- LOS ANGELES TIMES
“A clever, pop-inflected score.”
"McElver best exemplifies the weird rightness of [Richard] Maxwell's aesthetic experiment."
- Charles McNulty, LOS ANGELES TIMES
Nominated for a 2015 Bessie for Outstanding Sound Design/Original Music for The Wooster Group's EARLY SHAKER SPIRITUALS
Sound Designer and Composer BOBBY McELVER works with technology, sound, and music in the performing arts. Company member of The Wooster Group 2011-2016. Current associate with Andrew Schneider. As an expert Ableton Live user and a Max For Live programmer, he builds new tools for sound design and audio-reactive visuals for live performance. He specializes in the intersection of performers and technology, designing interfaces and flexible systems for experimental theater, dance, and live music. He is also a musician and often performs his scores live with his custom setups.
He lives in Brooklyn, NY.