Liam Taylor-West is a composer and creative technologist writing contemporary classical music for live performance, film, and theatre. He is the winner of the 2018 British Composer Award in the Community or Educational Project category for The Umbrella, commissioned by OpenUp Music, and is a recent recipient of The Bliss Trust's Scholarship to Study in the USA, where he spent two months in New York studying with Nico Muhly.
Liam is the Founder and Creative Director of the immersive audio company Roomsize, established as part of Digital Catapult's 2018 CreativeXR programme, and is working towards a Doctoral Degree in Composition at the Royal College of Music in London, where he studies with Mark-Anthony Turnage and Gilbert Nouno (IRCAM, Paris).
Works premiered in recent years include Balance, performed as part of Roomsize’s Open Space showcase at the Royal College of Music’s Britten Theatre (01/10/18); Day One and The Umbrella, performed by OpenUp Music's RPS Music Award-winning South West Open Youth Orchestra at Bristol’s We The Curious (09/04/18), Colston Hall and Bath's Old Theatre Royal as part of BBC Music Day (29/09/17 and 08/06/17); The Upside Down and Interlude, performed by members of Insight Ensemble at Bristol's Loco Klub (21/05/17 and 26/02/17); for Quartet, written for Trish Clowes' Emulsion Quartet and premiered at the Cheltenham Music Festival (06/07/15); Tetractys, performed by London Graduate Orchestra and Claire Lampon at St. Leonard's, Shoreditch (28/03/2015); Emergence, performed by Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Frank Zielhorst at The Lighthouse, Poole (28/02/2015); and Of Joy, an audio-visual collaboration with filmmaker Rebecca Marshall, commissioned by New Dots, and performed by Ensemble Matisse at King's Place, London (03/11/14).
Alongside his composing, Liam works as a freelance Copyist, Score Editor and Librarian for composer Eleanor Alberga. In the past he has worked for orchestras and composers including the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, the BBC Concert Orchestra, Anna Meredith, Richard Causton, and the BBC Proms.