Samuel Allen Taylor
The sonic creations of composer, classical guitarist and electroacoustic artist, Samuel Allen Taylor, explore the point of intersection between electronic and acoustic sound media, and the live-performancebased transformation of their qualities. His work seeks a synthesis of the notated and improvised musical
traditions, and navigates the spiritual feedback network between performing artists, technological instruments, electroacoustic vibrations, and audience.
Mr. Taylor teaches composition, music technology, form and analysis, and counterpoint courses at Salem College, and also serves as classical guitar instructor, helping to establish the Bachelor of Music program in Guitar Performance.
His principal teachers were Aaron Shearer and John Michael Parris in guitar, Michael Rothkopf in composition and electronic music, and Kenneth Frazelle in counterpoint and orchestration. He has participated in composition seminars with Mario Davidovsky and Arthur Krieger, and performed in
guitar masterclasses with William Anderson, David Starobin, David Tannenbaum, Ricardo Cobo, and Manuel Barrueco.
His composition, Radio Dream Voice, received its world premiere by pianist Barbara-Lister Sink in the Legacy Alive! Concert series at Salem College, and his musical fantasy, Tableaux, was performed at the Clark Theatre at Lincoln Center (New York, New York).
Vita, a multi-media collaboration with alban elved dance company, was presented at the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art (Winston-Salem, NC), Emory and Henry College (Emory, VA), and at the Sarus Festival for Site-specific Experimental Art (Wilmington, NC).
Mr. Taylor premiered Capture at Salem College as part of the MoRe series with alban elved dance company; and participated in an axial performance with renowned poet, visual artist, and musician George Quasha at the UNC School of the Arts.
Solo guitar and chamber music performances include: North Carolina Museum of Art (Raleigh, NC), Ackland Art Museum at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University (Greenville, NC), North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC), St. John's Art Museum (Wilmington, NC), Wofford College (Spartanburg, SC), Orange Hill Art Gallery (Atlanta, GA).
Where you can see this artist's work:
for young and old with Naomi Greenberg, Karola Luettringhaus, and Samuel Allen Taylor
July 6th, 2016
'... the Pattern Sings in Crystal Constellations'
Performance and Concert
July 8th, 2016