Award-winning composer and saxophonist Matthew Evan Taylor has been hailed as “a promising new voice” (Lawrence Budmen, Miami Herald) and a “risk taker” (Neil De La Flor, Huffington Post) whose music is “insistent and defiant…envelopingly hypnotic” (Alan Young, Lucid Culture).
His music has been performed across the United States and Europe by such ensembles as the Cleveland Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony, the Metropolis Ensemble, the Imani Winds, the Manhattan Girls Chorus and the Frost Symphony Orchestra.
He has also collaborated with visual artists and dancers; most recently, Matthew and visual artist Dannielle Tegeder collaborated on a series of graphic scores, premiered at the Carrie Secrist Gallery in Chicago. He has also performed with Elliott Sharp, Marilyn Crispell, Tatsuya Nakatani, Taylor Ho Bynum, Mary Halvorson, and dancer Katherine Kramer.
Matthew is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Music at Middlebury College in Vermont.
The pianist Matthew mentions in the interview can be seen here on her youtube channel.
The book he mentions is The Origins of Creativity, by Edward O. Wilson.