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Biography

Violinist/composer, zoömusicologist, and ornithologist Hollis Taylor is a Senior Research Fellow at Macquarie University. She previously held research fellowships at the Institute for Advanced Study in Berlin, the Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle in Paris, and the University of Technology Sydney. Taylor has an abiding interest in animal aesthetics, particularly vis-à-vis Australian songbirds. Her monograph, Is Birdsong Music? Outback Encounters with an Australian Songbird, and her double CD, Absolute Bird, were both released in 2017.

She performs her (re)compositions of pied butcherbird songs on violin along with various outback field recordings, and her practice also takes in sound and radiophonic arts. She is webmaster of www.zoömusicology.com. Supported by a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, her concerto for recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey premiered with the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra in 2017 and will be performed by the London Sinfonia in May 2019. 

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Music Arts & Humanities
Song Arts & Humanities
Birdsong Arts & Humanities
Birds Arts & Humanities
Web Sites Arts & Humanities
Sound Arts & Humanities
Outback Arts & Humanities
Recorder Arts & Humanities

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Research Outputs 2000 2018

Can George dance? Biosemiotics and human exceptionalism with a lyrebird in the viewfinder

Taylor, H., 2018, In : Social Semiotics. 28, 1, p. 60-76 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

dance
Animals
Natural sciences
animal
Biosemiotics

How musical is Australia? A maverick's contemporary sound portrait of the fifth continent

Taylor, H., 4 Jul 2018, In : Contemporary Music Review. 37, 4, p. 371-389 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Sound
Maverick
Web Sites
Monographs
Contemporary music

Introduction

Taylor, H., 2018, In : Contemporary Music Review. 37, 4, p. 273-277 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorialResearchpeer-review

Is birdsong music?

Taylor, H., 17 Feb 2018

Research output: Non-traditional research outputDigital or Visual productsResearch

Open Access
Birdsong
Birds
Music
Song
Mate

Zoömusicology and Mâche's colleagues: notes from the field

Taylor, H., 2018, François-Bernard Mâche: le compositeur et le savant face à l’univers sonore. Grabócz, M. & Mathon, G. (eds.). Paris: Editions Hermann, p. 123-139 17 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterResearchpeer-review

Prizes

Inter-Arts Board Grant

Hollis Thomas (Recipient), 2010

Prize: Other distinction

grant
recording
art

Music Board: New Work Grant

Hollis Thomas (Recipient), 2014

Prize: Other distinction

Recorder
Music
Song

Music Board: New Work Grant

Hollis Thomas (Recipient), 2017

Prize: Other distinction

Recorder
Adelaide
Symphony Orchestra
Music
Concerto