Collabavirus: Isolate & Collaborate

Intro taken from StabbedPanda.com: "Combating the technological and societal restrictions of quarantine during the COVID-19 outbreak, a group of musicians combined forces to create an album in aid of Olympias Music Foundation.The project is led by Cambridge-born musician Jay Plent, (Scatterchild), and features a variety of artists from his creative network working in a variety of … Continue reading Collabavirus: Isolate & Collaborate

One Weekend E.P.

https://youtu.be/pOW42xCb9iQ One Weekend E.P. is the story of 2 musicians creating a 5-track release over a long weekend. This 30 minute documentary short includes discussions on creativity, collaboration and workflow from Liam Taylor, (Blue Alatar) and Si Pettit, (MangoFlush, Subterranean Popular). All music used is from the E.P., which is available on most digital platforms. … Continue reading One Weekend E.P.

Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

I was lucky enough to be invited onto BBC Radio Cambridgeshire to chat about YouTube, the local music scene, smart band management and everything between. Listen to the show with Richard "Spanners" Ready with this link, (if it's still available) - I appear 22 minute in, then again at 36 minutes. OR! Check out the … Continue reading Interview on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire

Interview with Pop My Mind, 2016

Interview with Oliver Squirrel of Pop My Mind, having won an Invention Award on the platform. "Pop My Mind caught up with musician, composer and sound engineer Liam Talyor in order to delve deeper into his award-winning upload to popmymind.com entitled "Waves Sonification". What to know what sonifications are? This is the place to start! … Continue reading Interview with Pop My Mind, 2016

Brutally Honest: New Series

S'up. This is a new series I've been working on for Stabbed Panda, entitled Brutally Honest. The jist of which is that I'm mean about contemporary music. Part review, part parody, and part satire - suffice to say, if you're a fan of these artists, it's perhaps best not to watch. Otherwise, I hope you … Continue reading Brutally Honest: New Series

Stereo Stickman Podcast

This month I was interviewed by Rebecca Cullen for music podcast Stereo Stickman. Stereo Stickman is an online music magazine offering the latest in underground music news, as well as a platform through which unsigned artists can reach a wider audience. You can listen to this episode of Stereo Stickman on iTunes, Spreaker, or with this … Continue reading Stereo Stickman Podcast

Introducing Liam Taylor

Inflated Inspirations

Inflated Inspirations will use art created by those on the ‘Pop My Mind’ forum for inspiration for the completed work.  We will take a look at each artist in turn to find out a bit more about them.

Image Liam Taylor

Liam Taylor is a composer for multimedia and music technician from Cambridge. He has created a variety of pieces for Pop My Mind including electronic minimalism, sound designs and more traditional pop & rock compositions. Most intriguing are his creations centred around audio-visual interaction and image sonification.

Sonification is a way of digitally translating data or still visuals into audio. Liam takes works from the Pop My Mind community, and uses software to translate them into raw audio files, which are then manipulated in his recording studio. His pieces entitled Black Hole Sonification and Waves Sonification demonstrate the creative potential of sonification, with the latter introducing more reconizably “musical” ideas.

In 2016…

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