Benedict Taylor is an award winning composer & solo violist, violinist and vocalist. He studied at the Royal Northern College of Music & Goldsmiths College, and is a leading figure in the area of contemporary composition, film & theatre composition and modern string performance, in the British & European new music scene. He composes, performs and records throughout the UK, EU, North America and Asia, working as a commissioned composer and performer, both as a soloist and with a number of top ensembles, in many of the world’s leading venues and festivals.
Benedict’s work has featured with festivals, venues and organisations including: Film London, Rotterdam Film Festival, Royal Court Theatre, BBC Arts Online, Berlinale, Palm Springs Film Festival, TriBeCa Film Festival, London East End Film Festival, Edinburgh Fringe Festival, Theatre 503 London, Venice International Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, Vault Festival, London Contemporary Music Festival, Bike Shed Theatre, Third Man Theatre, Jazz en Nord Festival, Aldeburgh Festival, The Barbican, Cafe Oto, Royal Albert Hall, Southbank Centre, BBC Radio 3, Resonance FM, BBC Radio 2, and Radio Libertaire Paris.
The composer for over a 20 features films, shorts and web series, Benedict’s recent projects have included The Hungry; a Film London/Amazon, Tryst With Destiny (Drishyam Films), Ghost Stories (Netflix), The Sleepwalkers (MacGuffin Pictures), Ghoul (Netflix) Maunraag (Monologue); The Bright Day; Oysters (Film London); Betaal (Netflix); Pataal Lok (Amazon).
Benedict writes for new theatre, art installation, and solo commissions, composing for a number of award-winning contemporary plays. Recent theatre work includes; One Jewish Boy (Littlewood Productions), Fireworks & The Djinns of Eidgah (Royal Court Theatre), Mr Incredible, You & Where Do Little Birds Go (Longsight Theatre) Screwed (Theatre 503, London) among others. He's had solo works commissioned & performed at Nonclassical London, with works featuring regularly on BBC Radio 3 (Late Junction, Hear and Now). A concept double-album of his music: To Whom It May Concern & In Response To, is due for release in 2020/2021.
He is involved with a number of higher education institutions, giving composition, improvisation & performance lectures at the Royal College of Music, City University, Royal Holloway, Goldsmiths College and York University amongst others. He is the founder / artistic director of CRAM, a music collective and independent record label.
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