Matthew Evan Taylor

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Matthew Evan Taylor

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Residency Period: January - December 2015

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As an artist, Matthew Evan Taylor is intrigued by four aspects of music: the growth of complex music from a simple idea; the social nature of the art form (especially, as it manifests in improvisation and the audience’s reaction); the evocation of color and atmosphere through sound; and the relationship of dance and music. He believes that today’s culture encourages a new kinetic, vibrant type of art, with unhinged rhythms and unbridled expression.

Taylor was born in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was exposed to the music of Cannonball Adderly, Miles Davis, John Coltrane, and Ornette Coleman. He began playing saxophone at the age of 9, and quickly began learning the music of his heroes by ear. In college, he was introduced to the music of Igor Stravinsky and Arnold Schoenberg, which opened his ears to the world of modern classical music. After a five year stint touring as a founding member of Sony Music recording artist Moses Mayfield, Matthew moved to Miami in 2009 to focus on composition. His music has premiered in Miami, New York City, San Francisco and Cortona, Italy, and has been performed by the Imani Winds, The Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, pianist Marilyn Crispell,  and clarinetist Gregory Oakes.

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