Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Japan Tour 2017 - Miya & Benedict Taylor

It is wonderful to return to Tokyo in 2017 to continue working with my good friend and colleague, the superb flautist Miya, with some amazing invited guest artists!

After first working together in 2010, we have since been able to continue playing in different countries including the UK, Malaysia, India and Japan.

After some ace concerts in Tokyo in 2012, it is great to be back in town.

Looking forward to a jam packed week of concerts and workshops, starting tonight at Kichijoji MEG, joined by the excellent Akira Sakata on alto sax.



Keep up with the tour here (and if in Japan come along!) and of course facebook, twitter etc etc......

But for best results, go to the source:

http://miya-music.com/MBJPTOUR

Wednesday, 4 October 2017

The Hungry at BFI London Film Festival 2017 opening weekend!

It's a real pleasure to see The Hungry screening at the BFI London Film Festival on the 7th & 8th of October. I had a blast composing and recording the music for this film, and can't wait to see it up on the big screen.

Congratulations to Bornila Chatterjee, Kurban Kassam & Tanaji Dasgupta, Film London, Cinestaan Film Company and all the superb creatives and crew from the UK and India who made this happen.

Anyone in town who fancies a night at the movies, come and check out this very exciting new film:

The Hungry at BFI London Film Festival



Monday, 25 September 2017

Super album launch at Linear Obsessional with the great Chris Cundy

We had a wonderful time at Linear Obsessional launching our new duo album Hidden Bomba (Cundy & Taylor) and enjoying a choice afternoon of music and spoken word!

Watch this space for Hidden Bomba tour dates in the winter and spring of 2018.....

Check out the album here: https://linearobsessional.bandcamp.com/album/hidden-bomba

Here's a few snaps from the launch:

Benedict Taylor 

Benedict Taylor & Chris Cundy  


Chris Cundy  

Benedict Taylor 

Richard Sanderson 'The Boss'


SPARC - Touch Symposium: Wonderful time performing my new solo viola work at Touching Sound

I had a super time playing a new solo viola work at Touch Symposium created by Sound Practice And Research @ City. It may be called 'Yet to be named, if ever. Discuss'

A really fascinating weekend of performances and discussions. Thank you for having me along. What a pleasure it was!

Check these guys out, they're doing stuffs...

https://www.sparc.london/touch-symposium


Benedict Taylor


Saturday, 9 September 2017

The Hungry premieres at Toronto International Film Festival

Catch it while you can if you're in Canada right now!

Very exciting to have our film The Hungry premiere at TIFF this year. It was great composing the music for this fascinating film.

Looking forward to welcoming it to London Film Festival soon...

http://www.tiff.net/tiff/the-hungry/

Another look at the trailer here:

Benedict Taylor Music 

Friday, 8 September 2017

AMAZING continuing collaboration with Anton Mobin!

Just back from France after an ACE time working with my good friend and super-creative-causer-of-beautiful-musical-trouble Anton Mobin.

A wonderful concert at Lutherie Urbaine in Paris, followed by some excellent days in Orleans recording material for our new duo album. 

Three years ago we released Stow | Phasing on Raw Tonk Records, now we have a very exciting new work to put out. 

A BEAUTIFUL COLLABORATION!

Many thanks to Anton, all the new friends at Lutherie Urbaine, and of course very kind friends Bertrand, Soumalay & Ayato for the great hospitality and lots of fun!  

A few snaps: 

Anton Mobin & Benedict Taylor
Benedict Taylor

Anton Mobin






Anton Mobin & Benedict Taylor 

Benedict Taylor & Anton Mobin

Benedict Taylor & Anton Mobin
Anton Mobin & Benedict Taylor




Benedict Taylor 




Sunday, 3 September 2017

Album release - Songs from Brightly-Lit Rooms - Jackson & Taylor Duo

WOOP WOOP

Songs from Brightly-Lit Rooms by Tom Jackson & Benedict Taylor is released on Squib Box!!!

This is the second duo album by longstanding duo Jackson & Taylor, and it is very exciting that they launch this new record with the same label as they did with their first (Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms) back in 2014.

A huge thanks to all involved in making this happen. Big up the label boys Neil Luck, Federico Reuben & Adam de la Cour.

Here's the stuffs:

Songs from Brightly-Lit Rooms - album

Squib Box




Thursday, 31 August 2017

Performing at Lutherie Urbaine with Anton Mobin PLUS album number 2!!!

Very excited to be heading to Paris tomorrow to work with my friend and colleague the ACE Anton Mobin.

We are performing at Lutherie Urbaine on the 2nd September.

We then continue to Orleans to start work on our second duo album. A super few days of recording!

Here's info the concert:

Mobin & Taylor - Lutherie Urbaine

And to wet all appetites around the globe for album number 2, here's a look back at our first album Stow | Phasing, released on Raw Tonk Records in 2014:

https://rawtonkrecords.bandcamp.com/album/stow-phasing



Anton Mobin & Benedict Taylor