Professional Composition and
Sound Design

Mark Taylor, Birmingham UK

 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

 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; it sounds professional. 

Producer John Leckie - Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Muse

 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 (Chameleon Music) - 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.

Clients have included:
  • Castrol UK – Remix of their classic jingle + single release
  • RTE (Irish National TV and Radio - theme music for weekly chat item)
  • Chevrolet Malibu - short marketing film on MSN
  • PBS (US TV Network) – ident / jingle
  • Fifteen (festival of short plays from some of the UK’s most exciting artists and playwrights) //
  • Bally Technologies – orchestral music for a Pirate themed casino game
  • Nocturnal Works – menu music for ‘Eleusis’… a 3d first-person adventure game
  • – underscore 
  • BBC World Service – documentary on asylum seekers
  • Catalyst Design on behalf of TV’s interior designer Tess O’Hara – Ident / Jingle 
  • Novelist Maria Isabel Pita - Underscore for a promotional video

One of my tracks has been beamed into space from the Goonhilly satellite earth station in Cornwall, UK.

It 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 know who’s probably to blame!

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  • Birmingham, United Kingdom