Saturday, 19 August 2017

Solo viola concert at YIAP, Brussels 2016

In September 2016 I had the pleasure of playing a solo set at YIAP in Brussels. Always a pleasure to play there! 

Thanks to Peter Friess for hosting us at his super arts venue, and for making this film. Also thanks to Maurice Charles JJ for his programming ideas and for making the recording.



Friday, 18 August 2017

Cubitt Arts Picnic, London

On Saturday 19th July I'll be smashing it up with my conspirator in arms Neil Luck

https://cubittartists.org.uk/2017/07/17/cubitts-arts-picnic-19th-august/

ImproCON in Croatia & concerts in Slovenia. AMAZING!

What a superb time making music at improCON in Croatia, followed by concerts in Slovenia. 

Great music from over 70 great artists from all over the world. Then two excellent concerts in Slovenia with some of the participants who all wound up in Ljubljana! 

Check out this ACE organisation & event. They are doing exciting things:



Huge thanks to the entire improCON team of visionaries, all the artists, photographers and thinkers involved. Also huge thanks to all those involved in putting on and playing the post convention concerts in Ljubljana & Vrhnika. 

A few snaps. There are apparently hundreds more.....





 









Pat Thomas Residency - Cafe Oto

Had a wonderful time playing with Pat Thomas and ACE ensemble as part of his four day residency at Cafe Oto at the end of July.

This guy is OFF THE HOOK!




The Two Bennys at Cafe Oto

The glorious return of the Two Bennys at Cafe Oto in July.

A smashing time was had! 

Great to see these two undiscovered geniuses of music history getting the research & attention they deserve...

The Two Bennys 2017 (Benedict Taylor & Adam de la Cour) 


Friday, 30 June 2017

Duo Album Launch "Hidden Bomba" by Chris Cundy and Benedict Taylor

Launching soon on Linear Obsessional Chris Cundy and I are thrilled to have the release of our duo Hidden Bomba.

Everything about this album has been a real pleasure - making it in the beautiful chapel in Cheltenham. Having the superb Chris Trent come all the way to record us, and then mix and master the music. Now handing it over to the great Richard Sanderson of Linear Obsessional to take it forward as a published work. Many thanks to all those involved.

Hard copies are coming as early as this weekend and keep your eyes on the website for the online launch: http://www.linearobsessional.org


Monday, 19 June 2017

Oysters Film Premiere - East London Film Festival

It was great to see Oysters screen at the East London Film Festival on the 17th June 2017. 

I had a great time composing the music for this film, and it was great to hear such positive responses at the festival from the audience at Rich Mix!

Keep you eyes open for other screenings...

Friday, 9 June 2017

BLOODY HELL - THE VIOLA & THE HUMAN VOICE ARE THE SAME AFTER ALL!!!

Everyone was right...the viola and the human voice are THE SAME. I wish I'd paid more attention to all non violists and non vocalists who told me that over the last 20 years....

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