Dr John Taylor

John R. Taylor is a composer, programmer, and interactive media designer with over fifteen years' experience in the music industry. John has had international single releases and has published in internationally peer reviewed publications. John holds a PhD in Composition (Sydney Conservatorium of Music), an MA in Sonic Arts (Middlesex, UK), a Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Enterprise (Sydney), and a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management (BNU, UK). John's PhD research examined the imperfections in music performance that lead to micro-timbral and micro-temporal performance variation. His latest compositional software application, the PD-103, is an interactive percussive performance modeller designed using the physics of [...]

John R. Taylor is a composer, programmer, and interactive media designer with over fifteen years' experience in the music industry. John has had international single releases and has published in internationally peer reviewed publications. John holds a PhD in Composition (Sydney Conservatorium of Music), an MA in Sonic Arts (Middlesex, UK), a Graduate Certificate in Innovation & Enterprise (Sydney), and a BA (Hons) in Music Industry Management (BNU, UK). John's PhD research examined the imperfections in music performance that lead to micro-timbral and micro-temporal performance variation. His latest compositional software application, the PD-103, is an interactive percussive performance modeller designed using the physics of musical instruments, and uses biomechanical performance data from live performance. John’s compositions have been performed in Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has also received recognition for his involvement in the design of interactive systems for large audiovisual installations. John is an internationally qualified (ISTQB) software tester, with experience working on variety of small to large scale projects, ranging from compositional software tools to large multimillion dollar implementations of systems in multinational corporations. John is currently lecturing Interactive Media and Sound Installations, Sound Recording, and Music Industry Skills at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. John's hobbies include Scuba Diving with Sharks, Sci-Fi, Formula 1, and travel.

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C41 - Sydney Conservatorium of Music