Matthew Taylor (musician)

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Matthew Taylor (born 1968, Miami, Florida) is a musician and artist.

Taylor was a student at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in the late 1980s and early 1990s, there he studied music composition and improvisation under John Corbett.

He is a founding member of the Sicilian American indie rock band Bellini.[1] Taylor is also a member of the band Vertical Scratchers. He has performed in the Glenn Branca 100 Guitars symphony, Don Caballero, Girls Against Boys, Paramount Styles, Rhys Chatham's "A Crimson Grail” for 200 guitars & 16 basses performance at Lincoln Center, "A Crimson Grail” for 100 guitars and 8 basses performance at Liverpool Cathedral as part of the 2012 Liverpool Biennial,[2] and "A Secret Rose" for 100 electric guitars in Richmond, California, Oktober People, backing vocals with A Hawk and a Hacksaw and collaborates in the improv Cobra//group and Death Convention Singers with Raven Chacon.

Taylor also served as Producer and Music Supervisor for the award-winning documentary Torey's Distraction,[3] which soundtrack was composed by Jimmy LaValle of The Album Leaf.

He has also worked as the Art Director for the seminal and independent record label Touch and Go Records in the early 1990s designing album covers for such bands as Slint, the Jesus Lizard, Shellac, Nirvana, Tortoise, Don Caballero, Palace Brothers, Big Black, Laughing Hyenas, Pavement, Didjits, Rodan, Scratch Acid, Big Boys, Negative Approach, Killdozer, and Girls Against Boys.

He currently resides in Dallas, Texas where he is a Casting Director and owner of Buffalo Casting.


  1. ^ Huey, Steve. "Biography: Bellini". Allmusic. Retrieved 30 May 2010.
  2. ^ Jones, Carol (14 September 2012). "Rhys Chatham's A Crimson Grail for 100 guitarists has its UK premiere at Liverpool Cathedral". Liverpool Echo.
  3. ^ "IMDB". IMDB.