In 2010 The Prairie Pranksters (Paul Elwood, Natalie Padilla and Sara Haefeli) recorded the Appalachian folk song “The Girl I Left Behind” a.k.a. “I’ve Always Been a Rambler”. Out now on my Spotify/YouTube channels.  

1983-Present VIOLET SHADOWS (2020) duo composed for guitarist Nathan Fischer and pianist Mireia Frutos. Premiere pending. MILONGA DE ALBORNOZ (2020) for oboe, piano, violin, cello. Commissioned by and composed for Bélen Hernandez, Romina Monsanto, Laura Pimentel, and Pablo Hernandez. Premiere pending. ATALANTA IN ATLANTIS (2020) in three movements, for mezzo-soprano […]

HEDY LAMARR: SNOW WHITE UNDER THE KNIFE In 2020, I composed a 24-scene, 24 minute opera on the life of actress Hedy Lamarr. I will film each minute-long scene of the opera to post individually on Instagram and YouTube. Brian Luedloff and Ludek Drizhal are co-directing, the film featuring soprano […]

The music of Paul Elwood has been performed by the North Carolina Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Darius Milhaud Conservatoire, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra String Quartet, the Callithumpian Consort of the New England Conservatory, the Seattle Chamber Players, newEar New Music Ensemble, bouzouki […]

The 1986 Kansas State Bluegrass Banjo Champion, Elwood has collaborated with diverse players including bluegrass legend John Hartford, composer Christian Wolff, percussionist Famoudou Don Moyé (Art Ensemble of Chicago), guitarist Jean-Marc Montera (France), percussionist Eddie Prévost, Native American musician Robert Mirabal, cellist Hank Roberts, bassists Robert Black and Bertram Turetzky, […]