Taylor Ho Bynum

*Photo by Peter Gannushkin

Biography

Taylor Ho Bynum (b. 1975) has spent his career navigating the intersections between structure and improvisation – through musical composition, performance and interdisciplinary collaboration, and through production, organizing, teaching, writing and advocacy. Bynum’s expressionistic playing on cornet and his expansive vision as composer have garnered him critical attention on over twenty recordings as a bandleader and dozens more as a sideman. Recent releases on the Firehouse 12 Records label include the 4-album set “Navigation” (2013) with his Sextet and 7-tette, and “Enter the Plustet” (2016), the debut recording of his 15-piece creative orchestra.

His varied endeavors include his Acoustic Bicycle Tours (where he travels to concerts solely by bike across thousands of miles) and his stewardship of Anthony Braxton’s Tri-Centric Foundation (which he serves as executive director, producing and performing on most of Braxton’s recent major projects). In addition to his own bands, his ongoing collaboration with Braxton, past work with other legendary figures such as Bill Dixon and Cecil Taylor, and current collective projects with forward thinking peers like Mary Halvorson and Tomas Fujiwara, Bynum increasingly travels the globe to conduct community-based large ensembles in explorations of new creative orchestra music. He is also a published author and contributor to The New Yorker’s Culture Blog, has taught at universities, festivals, and workshops worldwide, and has served as a panelist and consultant for leading funders, arts organizations, and individual artists. His work has received support from Creative Capital, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, Chamber Music America, New Music USA, USArtists International, and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

To contact Taylor, email thobynum [at] gmail [dot] com. To subscribe to Taylor’s occasional newsletter, click here. For complete CV, discography, and hi-res photos click the link below to download EPK.

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Upcoming Performances

05.30.17 Tomas Fujiwara Double Trio 8:00pm, Vision Festival New York, NY USA
05.31.17 Jason Kao Hwang’s Burning Bridge 8:00pm, Vision Festival New York, NY USA
06.03.17 Anthony Braxton Sextet 8:00pm, Moers Festival Moers, Germany
06.05.17 Ingrid Laubrock Orchestra 8:00pm, Moers Festival Moers, Germany
06.11.17 Taylor Ho Bynum Sextet 6:30pm, Arts and Ideas Festival, Center Church on the Green New Haven, CT United States
06.16.17 Anthony Braxton Sextet 8:30pm, Suoni Per Il Popolo Montreal, Canada
06.21.17 Fully Celebrated Orchestra 9:00pm, Midway Cafe Boston, MA USA
07.12.17 Fully Celebrated Orchestra 9:00pm, Midway Cafe Boston, MA USA
08.25.17 Nels Cline’s Ring Nebula 10:00pm, The Stone New York, NY USA
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