REVIEWS


"It was impressive not only for it's virtuosity and variety, but for Taylor's sheer ability to retain both his audiences keen attention and a musical structure for half an hour."

Benedict Taylor solo at Nonclassical, London
Review: The Cusp



*****

I saw only one time Benedict Taylor playing live in London and it was a crazy night, for sure the most impressive viola player I've ever seen!

Benedict Taylor & Chris Cundy - Boat Ting London
Anton Mobin HAK Records, Paris

*****

"astonishing range" / "gorgeous melodic playing" / "a great album to give you shame that you're not practicing enough" 

Benedict Taylor solo double album "A Purposeless Play" (subverten)
Review: FREQ / Kev Nickells





*****

"Benedict Taylor on viola, exploited the extreme contrast between his instruments usual sonorous tone, and his whispering harmonics and grainy, grating below-the-bridge bow strokes."

Benedict Taylor with Evan Parker and ensemble at Kings Place
Review: The Arts Desk





*****

"Extraordinary album from wonderful musician and composer Benedict Taylor"

Solo album 'Transit Check' (CRAM)
Andrew Mackay - producer

*****

"Virtuoso contemporary violist Benedict Taylor"
Collaboration with composer Slavko Zagorac



*****

"This is a marvellous quartet where each member holds his own" / "Violist Benedict Taylor occasionally reminds me of Matt Maneri as he carefully bends those notes" / "Absolutely Extraordinary!"

Four Quartets - Tom Jackson, Ashley John Long, Benedict Taylor & Keith Tippett (Confront Records)
Review: Downtown Music Gallery 



*****

"Instantly reactive playing is here allied with an often punk-like flippancy" / "Taylor again evinces the total control of his art" / Striations is a lesson in how to make constantly mutative and engagingly direct short-form improvisations" 

Benedict Taylor solo viola "Striations" (subverten)
Review: Eyes for Ears / Michael Holland




*****

"innovative playing techniques are masterfully twisted with bass clarinet improvisations"
Benedict Taylor & Chris Cundy - Hidden Bomba (Linear Obsessional)
Review: Avant Scena



*****

 Scaledown London

*****

"Virtuosic, complex & compelling improvisations" 

Flim Flam London

*****

"exceptional viola player"
Flim Flam London





*****


Benedict Taylor & Tom Jackson - "Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms" (squib box)
Review: The Sound Projector

*****

"Fresh from the Mopomoso express, we are delighted to welcome back Mr Taylor to our humble musical abode to transfix us with his virtuoso viola vignettes."

Benedict Taylor Solo viola
Scaledown London

*****

"Viola Masterfully played by Benedict Taylor"
Collaboration with Slavko Zagorac




*****

"monumentally sensitive chamber improv" / "group improvising at it's finest"
Four Quartets (Confront) 
Review: Jazzwise Magazine





*****

"This disc is an incredibly powerful effort"

Benedict Taylor solo viola - "Transit Check" (CRAM) 
Review: Downtown Music Gallery New York

*****

Aldeburgh Festival

"The concert of the young players of the orchestra contained one perfect, crystalline masterpiece, Webern's Concerto for Nine Instruments. How difficult and crabbed this piece used to sound, and how easy and graceful it seemed here"

Benedict Taylor at Aldeburgh Festival 
Review: The Telegraph

*****

"A constantly inventive sound picture" / "intensely intelligent" / aiming for a Total Music of the viola; a broadcasting of it's every possibility" 

Benedict Taylor solo viola 'Transit Check' (CRAM)
Review: Ears for Eyes




*****


Benedict Taylor & Tom Jackson 'Songs from Badly-Lit Rooms (squib box)
Review: Ears for Eyes

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