Author
Alex Taylor

Alex Taylor  is a composer and musician based in Auckland, New Zealand.

His works have been performed by prominent artists and ensembles in New Zealand and abroad, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Enso Quartet, 175 East, NZTrio, the Taipei Chamber Singers, and the New Zealand Youth Choir. He received the 2012 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his orchestral work [inner]. 

As well as composing, Alex is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, critic, lecturer, conductor and impresario. He teaches at the University of Auckland, and co-directs the hear|say performance group with Eve de Castro-Robinson. His opera based on David Herkt's The Last Delirium of Arthur Rimbaud will be staged in 2017 by Unstuck Opera.

 

Latest Articles:
Powerful people tied up in knots: a review of 'The Mikado'
Read Time: 15 mins
Yellowface jeopardises Gilbert and Sullivan’s true...
Theatre
Powerful people tied up in knots: a review of 'The Mikado'
By Alex Taylor
Review: NZ Opera's Sweeney Todd
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New Zealand Opera's foray into musical theatre is...
Theatre
Review: NZ Opera's Sweeney Todd
By Alex Taylor
Review: The Magic Flute
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New Zealand Opera's production of 'The Magic Flute...
Theatre
Review: The Magic Flute
By Alex Taylor
Base Metals, Good Bells: A Conversation with Steven Toussaint
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Composer Alex Taylor in conversation with poet Steven...
Literature
Base Metals, Good Bells: A Conversation with Steven Toussaint
By Alex Taylor
Review: Real Fake White Dirt
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Like a blunt instrument to the solar plexus, Jess...
Literature
Review: Real Fake White Dirt
By Alex Taylor
Review: Halcyon Ghosts
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Sam Sampson's Halcyon Ghosts rushes between the microscopic...
Literature
Review: Halcyon Ghosts
By Alex Taylor
Sonic Shadows and Personal Mavericks: Ten Composers Who've Shaped My Work
Read Time: 14 mins
SOUNZ Contemporary Award winner Alex Taylor shares...
Music
Sonic Shadows and Personal Mavericks: Ten Composers Who've Shaped My Work
By Alex Taylor
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