Alex Taylor (b. 1988) is a composer and musician based in Auckland, New Zealand. His works have been performed and commissioned by artists and ensembles in New Zealand and abroad, including the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Enso Quartet, 175 East, NZTrio, the Taipei Chamber Singers, and the New Zealand Youth Choir. He received the 2012 SOUNZ Contemporary Award for his orchestral work “[inner]”, and, in 2016, received an Arts Foundation New Generation Award. As well as composing, Alex is a multi-instrumentalist, poet, critic, lecturer, conductor and impresario. He is the music writer for arts journal the Pantograph Punch, has taught at the University of Auckland and Unitec, and co-directs the hear|say performance group with Eve de Castro-Robinson. Recent commissions include concerti for bassoon, horn and flute, and an opera based on David Herkt’s “The Last Delirium of Arthur Rimbaud”. He was a composition fellow of the 2017 Tanglewood Music Center.