Taylor Nuttall is a composer, artist and sound designer. Seeking to avoid specific genres, his work is often a hybrid of influences that incorporates found sounds and seemingly disparate though often very personal content. The environment, sustainability and climate change are a constant underlying thematic.
‘Is This Just One Day’, a 30 minute evocative soundscape was produced after winning a commission for the Sounds of Silence program by Aerial Festival, launched in September 2020. Taylor has been involved in a number of collaborative projects most recently working with artist and curator Dominic Smith to produce ‘Triangulation’ an EP released by Etched Traumas in August 2021.
After working extensively in the arts for many years leading multimedia arts organisation Folly and as a founding director of Abandon Normal Devices Festival, Taylor is currently a board member for Full of Noises, a sound art and new music organisation based in a public park on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula.
Having recently moved from the Lake District to Dumfries and Galloway Taylor Nuttall lives on a small holding near Castle Douglas with a small flock of sheep.
Taylor Nuttall trained as a visual artist and has an early exhibition career with artworks featuring painting, print, sculpture, photography and installation. In the late 80’s and early 90’s he began to explore the potential of creativity using computer technologies. As well as exhibiting these works in traditional gallery spaces this led to a number of pieces being designed to be experienced online as virtual artworks. These virtual artworks also began to explore the use of sound. Taylor is now working with sound, drawing upon composition and musical skills he learned from playing piano and classical guitar as well as re-learning more robustly about sound design, composition and music theory.
‘Is this just One Day?’ released September 2020, a new commision for Aerial Festival. aerialfestival.com/
Without Visual – April 2021 – http://www.instagram.com/surmise_collective/
EP – ‘Triangulation’ released by Etched Traumas -August 2021 – archive.org/details/et132_tn_and_ds_triangulation
Tracks played on:
BBC Radio Introducing – BBC Radio Cumbria
Breakfast Show on BBC Radio Cumbria
Space is the Place Radio Show – Cando FM – @SpaceisthePlac9
The Magic Window – MadWaspRadio – madwaspradio.com/
Hello Goodbye Radio Show – Resonance FM – hellogoodbyeshow.com/
Star & Shadow Radio soundcloud.com/tynesidesounds
Eagle Nest Radio – @eaglesmusicnest
Taylor lives in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.
Taylor is a member of the Board of Trustees for Full of Noises, a sound art and new music organisation based in a public park on Cumbria’s Furness Peninsula, and is a member of the Cumbria Arts and Culture Network. Taylor has recently joined The Stove Network.
From 2011 to 2021 Taylor ran Thorney How with his wife Carolyn, in Grasmere, Cumbria.