Peter J Taylor is a Composer and Guitarist from the UK. Helping create the founding sounds of Action Beat, he currently composes for multiple guitars. Using extended techniques, custom tunings and adaptive notation, Taylor’s music explores the harmonies of micro-tonal change in overtones. Making music with both site-specific compositions and a touring ensemble, the music is both adaptable and challenging to both participator and listener. Taylor’s sound can be compared to the work of Rhys Chatham, Glenn Branca, Boredoms, and has performed nationally and internationally playing with hundreds of musicians.
In 2010 Taylor finished work on his first album “MATE”. Recorded & mixed by Harvey Birrell at Southern Studios London and Mastered by Colin Mclean (Dog Face Hermans, The Ex). Featuring members of House of John Player, Hired Muscle, Infinite Men, Gabriella Cilmi. The album Was comprised of eight compositions written for an Ensemble of six Guitars and one drummer. This has been performed by a regular ensemble of both national and international musicians, and released to critical acclaim on Fortissimo Records in August 2010.
In 2009 Taylor’s first major composition written for 26 Guitars and Drums saw its European premiere in Austria at ARS Electronic, Linz during the European Capital City of Culture.
2013 saw the release of Vilification, written for 8 guitars, bass and drums. Recorded at Dubrek Studios with Justin Dean and mastered by Denis Blackham at Skye Mastering. Vilification comprises of 6 compositions and is released on 180gm Clear Vinyl, Fortissimo Records. Claustrophobic, tense and euphoric, Vilification is a maelstrom of tones, hidden voices and driving beats.