Alex Taylor is a composer and musician based in Auckland, New Zealand. His works have been performed by prominent artists and ensembles in New Zealand and abroad, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Enso Quartet, 175 East, NZTrio, the Taipei Chamber Singers, and the New Zealand Youth Choir. He received the 2012 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his orchestral work [inner].
As well as composing, Alex is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, critic, lecturer, conductor and impresario. He teaches at the University of Auckland, and co-directs the hear|say performance group with Eve de Castro-Robinson. His opera based on David Herkt's The Last Delirium of Arthur Rimbaud will be staged in 2017 by Unstuck Opera.