Tuple Bassoon Duo takes audiences on a journey through thirty years of music for two bassoons with a repertoire spanning a melodic, timbral and stylistic range of surprising breadth.


Founded in 2006, Tuple has appeared at experimental art and music venues including The Stone (NYC), Eyedrum (Atlanta), Flood Fine Arts Center (Asheville), A|V (Rochester, NY), and have presented performances and masterclasses at Yale University, the University of Michigan, Northwestern University, University of Vermont, University of North Carolina School of the Arts, and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.

 Their debut album Tuple: Music for Two Bassoons, will be released in 2019.

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Rachael Elliott

Rachael Elliott is a founding member of the improvisatory quartet Clogs, with whom she has produced five albums and toured widely, sharing the stage with Bang on a Can, Bell Orchestre, The Books, The National, Shara Nova (My Brightest Diamond), Sufjan Stevens, and Terry Riley. She has performed across the globe at venues ranging from the Sydney and Adelaide Festivals to the Mudbrick Pavilion in Mallacoota, Australia; on boats on the North Sea and the Seine; off-the-grid churches in Vermont; at Central Park’s SummerStage and Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall to The Knitting Factory and CBGB’s in New York City; from the Bar Fly in Montréal to London’s Barbican Hall. Her solo CD, Polka the Elk, includes world premiere recordings of music by David Lang, Padma Newsome and Tawnie Olson. Elliott teaches bassoon at Longy School of Music of Bard College and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with her husband, Jeff, and their two children.


Lynn Hileman

Bassoonist Lynn Hileman’s performances as a soloist and chamber musician have taken her around the world, with appearances in the United States, Europe, Latin America, and Asia at venues including the Festival Internacional de Sopros (Rio de Janeiro), November Music and GLOW Festivals (the Netherlands), the Surround Festival (Brugge, Belgium), and the Florida Electroacoustic Music Festival. A passionate advocate of contemporary and experimental music, she has given workshops on live looping techniques for bassoon and is a founding member of the contemporary bassoon collectives Tuple Bassoon Duo, Dark in the Song, and Rushes Ensemble. Equally at home with traditional repertoire, she is principal bassoonist of the Binghamton Philharmonic Orchestra and performs with the Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival. Hileman is currently Associate Professor of Bassoon at West Virginia University. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Yale University, and the Eastman School of Music, where her teachers included John Hunt, K. David Van Hoesen, Frank Morelli, Christopher Millard, and Richard Beene.