Benedict Taylor (musician)
Benedict Taylor (born 1982) is a British avant-garde composer and violist, who works within contemporary music and improvisation. He studied
Taylor is a leading figure within contemporary composition, modern string performance & improvised music in the British & European new music world. The central focus of his work is in new composition for live performance, film, theatre, contemporary dance, art installation & electro-acoustic composition. In performance, he predominantly works within improvisation, new composition & 20th/21st century music.
Through performance/recording he has worked with artists including:
Within his performance work there is a focus on solo performance as a creative and investigative process. In 2013 he initiated an ongoing commission series & solo label Subverten (For Viola Solo), aimed at investigating conventional & unconventional elements in solo viola perfoemance. The first works premiered in autumn 2013 and continue several times each year. 
He works with a number of music organisations and ensembles including; clapTON Ensemble, re:sound, London Improvisers Orchestra,  Berlin Improvisers Orchestra, Project Instrumental, Tokyo Improvisers Orchestra, Kammer Klang Players, Squib-Box,  ARCO,  London Sinfonietta Collective, Regular Music II. 
Notable festival, venue and radio appearances include; Tete a Tete Opera Festival,
Through his work he is also involved with several higher education institutions, giving lectures and seminars at the
A large part of his composition is in film and theatre scoring, writing soundtracks for many works including; Fireworks & Djinns of Eidgah (Dir. Richard Twyman) –
He is the founder & artistic director of CRAM, a music collective & independent record label (CRAM Records), which produces and promotes improvisation and new composition through both recorded and live mediums. The group is notable for working across geographical, cultural, media & artistic boundaries.
He is active within the London session music community having worked in performance & recording settings with artists including;