Phil Taylor writes music steeped in kinesthetic energy and the intimacy of performance. His work explores the perception and passage of time through dialogue with nature, language, literature, and visual arts. He was raised in Salem, Oregon and currently lives in Boulder, Colorado.
Phil has collaborated with and been commissioned by numerous ensembles across the United States, including Ensemble Échappé, the Minnesota Orchestra, Aizuri Quartet, FLUX Quartet, College of the Ozarks, Latitude 49, Alia Musica Pittsburgh, eighth blackbird, Spektral Quartet, Pacifica Quartet, and the Imani Winds. He has been recognized by BMI with multiple awards, and his music has been featured at the Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, Copland House CULTIVATE, the Aspen Music Festival and Wellesley Composers Conference, among others. Phil holds a B.Mus. in composition from Willamette University, where he studied with John Peel, and a Ph.D. in composition from the University of Chicago, where he studied with Augusta Read Thomas and Shulamit Ran.
Curriculum Vitae (updated September 2019)