Professional Composition and
Sound Design

Mark Taylor, Birmingham UK

 As a composer, Mark is assured and confident, but it's his deliberate use of quirky melody lines which I believe makes his work stand out to potential clients. An ordinary sounding melody needs only one note changed to become a different beast altogether, and Mark seems to be a master of this trick. 

John Harris
'Sound On Sound' magazine

 It is a good classy product and it sounds professional. 

Producer John Leckie
(George Harrison, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Stone Roses, Radiohead, Muse)

 I really enjoyed this and I think that it is probably one of the best things I've heard... Mark's tracks all have a recognisable style, a style that seems to be quite unique to him — a hard thing to achieve. 

Felix Cemmell
‘The Wire’ magazine

 These are fantastic tracks. It was a nice mixture of styles and the production was excellent. 

Jo Harrison
Abbey Road Studios, BBC Music Live, DAT Productions

 There is a healthy kick going on here, akin (in parts) to some of Goldie's mellower moments. 'The Beat That Time Forgot' is a mesmerising yet lilting piece, with hypnotic, expertly programmed drum parts and sublime orchestration. 

Nick Serre
'The Mix' magazine

 This music is quite liberated from convention. 

Jona Lewie
‘Ivor Novello’ award-winning songwriter
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Mark Taylor, Birmingham, UK

Original music and sound design for all media since 1994.

TV // Live Theatre & Multimedia Events // Radio // Advertising // Film // Games

All of the composing, arranging, performing and recording is done in my own private studio. I have provided music and general sound design for productions all over the world – USA, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, UK, Panama, Ireland, and mainland Europe.

Always interested in providing music and sound design for local projects around the Birmingham area.

Recent clients have included:
Nocturnal Works – ‘Eleusis’… a 3d first-person adventure game //  RTE (Irish National TV and Radio) // Chevrolet Malibu // Fifteen (festival of short plays from some of the UK’s most exciting artists and playwrights) // Bally Technologies – Pirate themed casino game // Castrol UK – ReMix of their classic jingle // PBS (US TV Network) – ident / jingle // – underscore // BBC World Service – documentary // Catalyst Design on behalf of TV’s interior designer Tess O’Hara – Ident / Jingle //  Novelist Maria Isabel Pita - Underscore for Promotional Video

I recently had the dubious honour of having one of my tracks beamed into space from the Goonhilly satellite earth station in Cornwall, UK…took just 5 hours to go beyond the solar system and is now well into deep space. If aliens do finally arrive and they look angry, you now know who’s probably to blame!

Message to…music on Mars…that’s nothing…I’m way ahead of you!

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