Taylor Brook

Banting Postdoctoral Fellowat University of Victoria
Victoria,
Canada
Focus area: AI (Machine Learning, Neural Networks, Deep Fakes), Art Theory, Critical Theory, Data Art, Science, Electronic, Digital Literature, Electronics, Generative Practices, Generative Art, Music, Musicology

Taylor Brook writes music for the concert stage, electronic music, music for robotic instruments, as well as music for video, theatre, and dance.

Described as “gripping” and “engrossing” by the New York Times, Brook’s compositions have been performed around the world by ensembles and soloists such as the Ensemble Ascolta, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Quatuor Bozzini, Talea Ensemble, and others.

Brook studied composition with Brian Cherney in Montreal, with Luc Brewaeys in Brussels, and with George Lewis and Georg Haas in New York. In 2008, he studied Hindustani music and performance with Debashish Bhattacharya in Kolkata. His music is often concerned with finely tuned microtonal sonorities.

In 2018 Brook completed a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in music composition at Columbia University with Fred Lerdahl and was a 2020 Guggenheim Fellow in music composition. Currently Brook is a Banting Fellow at the University and Victoria and the technical director of TAK ensemble.

Journal Articles:
Articles and Notes

Musicking with Music-Generation Software in Virtutes Occultae

December 2020