Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Another very exciting 'catch-up' composition album launch - YOU - is here!!!

It was a super thrill to work with Sarah Meadows and Duck Down Theatre Company composing music for their production of YOU by Mark Wilson.

After going at it hell-for-leather the company sped off to Brighton Festival where we bagged a lovely few awards!

It's a beautiful piece of work, and was ace to be involved with.

The album is now available on my bandcamp composing site. It will be available on itunes & spotify very soon. Natch.

https://benedicttaylor.bandcamp.com/album/you


Saturday, 23 January 2016

Catching up on releases...

A load of releases happened last year. Busy times stopped them being posted up here. Oops.

The most recent composition work is the launch of 'Fireworks' which was composed for the Royal Court Theatre London 2015.

It's out now on iTunes, Spotify etc and also as a temporary freebie on Bandcamp……

https://benedicttaylor.bandcamp.com/album/fireworks

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/fireworks/id1076707347

Wednesday, 13 January 2016

LAZINESS WITH 'ADMIN' MADE ME LOSE 7 MONTHS OF INFO. BACK NOW.

Having woken up in Jan to an enormous pile of so-called admin work - releases, blogs, album launches, tax returns etcetc, I realised that I skipped about 6-7 months. How refreshing. Anyway, back 'blogging' here and there now. Wonderful. 

Thursday, 4 June 2015

Maunraag (Monologue) - Original Soundtrack iTunes release

In 2013, I wrote and created a soundtrack for the fascinating art-film Maunraag (Monologue) by Vaibhav Abnave. It is an artistic, experimental, intelligent, super film, and was a joy to work on.

It's exciting to have the first iTunes release for one of my soundtracks finally up. The album is available here:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/maunraag-monologue/id974620734

The soundtrack is one continuous composition based primarily on one sound source, then broken down into tracks and segments for the film and the album. It involves elements of electro-acoustic composition, Musique Concrete, sampling & field recording, recorded performance of conventional instruments, found objects & created/invented instruments.

Super review just in for 'Stow | Phasing' (Raw Tonk Records)

Lovely review just came through for Stow | Phasing - Anton Mobin & Benedict Taylor (Raw Tonk Records)

Check the original French article here:

http://orynx-improvandsounds.blogspot.co.uk/2015/05/duos-du-haut-itau-oki-axel-dorner.html

Do use an online translation option to have a look in English. 

Sunday, 15 March 2015

BBC Art feature on 'Fireworks'

Great to have a feature on BBC Arts for 'Fireworks' at the Royal Court Theatre

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/1729sK1TZFxfn5gvDcSfyxq/siege-mentality-fireworks-at-the-royal-court


Creative Team:


Director: RICHARD TWYMAN, Writer: DALIA TAHA, Translator: CLEM NAYLOR, Designer: LIZZIE CLACHAN, Lighting Designer: NATASHA CHIVERS, Composer: BENEDICT TAYLOR, Sound Designer: GEORGE DENNIS
Cast:
Samar: SHEREEN MARTIN, Khalid: SALEH BAKRI, Ahmad: NABIL ELOUAHABI, Khalil: YUSUF HOFRI and GEORGE KARAGEORGIS, Lubna: EDEN NATHENSON and SHAKIRA RIDDELL-MORALES, Nahla: SIRINE SABA