My musical storytelling connects private life to political contexts, the earth and the cosmos. I combine the simplicity of pop culture with complex questions of what it means to be human. My stories are accompanied by music that draws on Swedish and American folk traditions, alternative rock, and sometimes even chamber music.

I am also a writer of journalism and poetry and fiction, and I do transdisciplinary research in environmental humanities at the University of Gothenburg.

Let’s talk!
I’ll make an e-mail list soon and would be happy if people joined it! But until then, you can always read my blog and message me if you want to talk about the world and art and the possible futures for human society or something like that. Or – though the last song on my debut album is among other things about not trusting profit-driven corporations to provide us with communication infrastructure – find me on twitter (@RutElliotB) and soundcloud, or facebook. (The last of the three is the worst because it doesn’t allow you to connect with people unless you pay for the distribution of your posts. Trickster algorithms.)

Musician, composer, and writer who makes art because it matters.