Competition: US & Canada
Taylor Brook is a Canadian composer who has been based in New York since 2011. Brook writes music for the concert stage, electronic music, and music for video, theatre, and dance. Described as “gripping” and “engrossing” by the New York Times, Brook’ compositions have been performed around the world by soloists and ensembles such as Ekmeles, Ensemble Ascolta, JACK Quartet, Mivos Quartet, Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Quatuor Bozzini, TAK Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, and others.
Brook studied composition with Brian Cherney in Montreal, with Luc Brewaeys in Brussels, and with George Lewis, Fred Lerdahl, and Georg F. Haas in New York. His music is often concerned with finely tuned microtonal sonorities, combining his interest in exploring the perceptual qualities of sound with a unique sense of beauty and form. Current projects include a concert-length piece for TAK Ensemble, a chamber piece for Yarn/Wire with Baritone Jeffrey Gavett, and a concert version of Virtutes Occulate, a 90-minute work for six microtonal pianos for Time:Spans 2020.
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