Taylor Brook is a composer of concert music for large and small ensembles, both
acoustically as well as using electronics and new technologies. Brook also writes
music for video produced by visual artists, and music for theater and dance.
    Described as “gripping” and “engrossing” by the New York Times, his compositions
have won numerous awards and prizes. His music has been performed around the
world by ensembles and soloists such as the Nouvel Ensemble Moderne, Quatuor
Bozzini, JACK Quartet, MIVOS quartet, Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Ascolta, and
others. Brook has won several SOCAN Young Composers awards, including two first
place prizes and the grand prize in 2016 for his solo cello piece, Song.
     Brook has studied composition with Brian Cherney in Montreal, Luc Brewaeys in
Brussels, and George Lewis and Georg Haas in New York. In Kolkata, India, he
studied Hindustani musical performance with Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. His
music is often concerned with finely tuned microtonal sonorities, combining his
interest in exploring the perceptual qualities of sound with an individual sense of
beauty and form.
    Brook holds a master’s degree in music composition from McGill University. He
currently resides in New York, where he is completing a doctorate in music composition
at Columbia University with Fred Lerdahl.

Taylor Brook, 2014

Taylor Brook, 2014