Tyler Taylor (b. 1992 Louisville, Ky) is a composer and horn player. As a person of mixed race, Tyler's recent pieces explore the different ways identity can be expressed in musical scenarios.
'"Liberation Compromise" is my masters thesis – a piece I designed in 2017 to explore different interpretations of identity in a musical scenario. I thought specifically about how I determined the identities of certain instruments and how I could use that information to create groups of instruments with unique profiles. The interaction of these groups and the reinterpretation of their identities is the primary source of drama in this musical scenario. It is cast in three attacca movements, each dealing with a different interpretation of individual and group identity."