Taylor Brook is a composer based in New York. He writes music for the concert stage, electronic music, music for robotic instruments, as well as music for video, theater, and dance.
Described as “gripping” and “engrossing” by the New York Times, Brook’s compositions have 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. He has won numerous SOCAN Young Composers awards, including two first-place prizes and the grand prize in 2016 for Song, for solo cello.
Brook studied composition with Brian Cherney in Montreal, Luc Brewaeys in Brussels, and George Lewis and Georg Haas in New York. In 2008, he studied Hindustani music and performance with Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya in Kolkata. 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.
Brook holds a master’s degree in music composition from McGill University. He currently lives in New York, where he is completing a PhD in music composition at Columbia University April 2018, with Fred Lerdahl.