Wednesday, 28 March 2018

NEW FILM SCORE RELEASE: THE HUNGRY

It's great to release the original soundtrack for the The Hungry, a most excellent and exciting feature film I composed the music for in 2017.

It was a real pleasure making this score, and it's ace to see the film out in the world smashing it proper!

Check out the music here:

The Hungry Soundtrack - Bandcamp

The Hungry Soundtrack - YouTube

Coming soon to Spotify/iTunes et al...

All music composed by Benedict Taylor Performed by Benedict Taylor & The Dirty Hunters. Recorded at:

Lefevre-Georgescu/Moineau Residence, Berlin.
Forest Studios, London.

Album mixing, mastering & production: Benedict Taylor.
Album photo: Nick Cooke

Film credits:

Directed by Bornila Chatterjee
Created by Bornila Chatterjee, Tanaji Dasgupta & Kurban Kassam
Composer: Benedict Taylor
Cinematography: Nick Cooke
Film sound & music mix: Tim Cavagin (Twickenham Studios)
Produced by Film London & Cinestaan, 2017


NAWR at BBC Hall Studios, Swansea

It's ACE to be heading to Swansea to play with Chris Cundy for the super concert series NAWR.

NAWR #18 Presents a super lineup:

Mia Zabelka 

Rhodri Davies & Ingar Zach

Chris Cundy & Benedict Taylor

A Note from the organisers:

Unfortunately due to illness, Mia has had to postpone her trip to Swansea. We hope to invite Mia to play at a concert in the future. This concert is still going ahead with Ingar, Rhodri, Chris & Benedict.

Anyone in that part of the world do come along!



Tuesday, 6 March 2018

New solo viola album releases on Nachtstuck Records


It's very exciting to release my latest solo viola record 'Solstice' on the excellent label Nachtstuck Records.

Huge thanks to fellow viola chief Tiago Morais Morgado for making this happen.

Check out the link here:

https://nachtstuckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/benedict-taylor-solstice

CD's coming soon...

BBC Radio 3 broadcast - CRAM / Squib Box collaboration 'BAGGAGE'

It's super to announce the broadcast and link to CRAM / Squib collaboration 'BAGGAGE' recorded for BBC Radio 3 Hear & Now back in December 2017, live at The Old Dentist London.

The show was on Saturday the 3rd of March 2018 and is getting great to support.  Thanks to all for listening.

BAGGAGE was the collaboration between CRAM & Squib Box, curated by Benedict Taylor, Neil Luck, Chihiro Ono, Adam de la Cour & Federico Reuben.

Featuring The Two Bennys, Improvisation by Sarah Gail Brand & Steve Beresford and a new version of Beethoven Violin Concerto LIKE NO OTHER.

Featuring:

Sarah Gail Brand (trombone)
Steve Beresford (live electronics)
Chihiro Ono (solo violin)
Benedict Taylor (viola & megaphone, penny whistle & voice)
Gaia Blandina (cello)
Samuel Rice (double bass)
Adam de la Cour (voice, tap)
Federico Reuben (live electronics)
Laonikos Psimikakis-Chalkokondylis (shakuhachi & guitar)
Neil Luck (tabletop objects & voice)
Neil Georgeson (organ)
Mary Ann Hushlak

Check out the show on iPlayer for some time here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b09tmhvc

Keep an eye out for footage.....

Thursday, 14 December 2017

CRAM, Squib Box & the BBC!

It was wonderful co curating a night with Neil Luck and artists from superb, fearless music collective Squib Box. It was even more super, as we had the whole thing recorded (take down in evidence if you will) by BBC Radio 3, for Hear and Now, to be broadcast in 2018.

http://cramrecords.blogspot.co.uk/2017/12/cram-squib-box-and-bbc.html

Monday, 20 November 2017

Solo concert at Jazz en Nord Festival, France

It was super to travel to Lille at the weekend to perform solo at the amazing Jazz en Nord Festival. 

It was also perhaps my first festival concert which was a pre-lunch, sunday morning ordeal, with the music followed by a marvellous wine brunch. Indeed as we chatted afterwards, my friend Claude Colpaert (founder of the fest, programmer of this solo concert series for 20 years) mentioned 'we have some wine to drink' to which the various replies heard were mostly 'welcome to France' - it was about time for my 3rd morning coffee - but true enough, wine was a WAY BETTER idea! 

Huge thanks to Claude and all at Jazz en Nord for inviting me for this special performance. Amazing to perform at this solo concert series, running for 20 years, and featuring too many great artists (an intimidating thing to think on, of a saturday night before a sunday morning performance...)

Check out the festival here: http://www.jazzenord.com/?m=20171119





ACE duo with Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg at The Klinker Club

Great to reconnect with the brilliant vocalist Jean-Michel Van Schouwburg on Friday night.

Also especially fun to play at the legendary Klinker Club for the first night.

A wonderful concert was had!

It also kicks off a new collaboration for our duo. We continue in Belgium in december...