Elias began his exploration of Indian music in 1990 in Ganeshpuri, India on a visit to study eastern philosophy and meditation at the Siddha Yoga meditation ashram. Returning with a mrdangum, tamboura and harmonium, he has spent the years since exploring and integrating sounds ancient and cutting edge. Today his specialty is the juxtaposition of the beautiful with the anxious; the ultra-percussive with the ambient; the acoustic with the sliced and diced. A member of the new music ensemble, Gojogo, he currently performs on world percussion instruments, guitars, saloon piano, turntable, and sampler. In addition to composing and performing, Elias is also a first-call recording engineer and sole proprietor of Silence Cases.