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news update April 2017

Stephen is currently preparing for his solo audiovisual show 'Ostinato' at Pound Arts, Corsham, Wiltshire on July 22nd 2017.

This will be Stephen's first ever solo live performance with music from his album 'Ostinato' featuring immersive soundscapes and visuals.

The sound will be presented with a groundbreaking sound system from Flare Audio, as well as the venue's own surround sound system.

Watch this space.......

 
 
 

news update March 2017

Stephen has been mixing a new live album for Brand X who have recently been performing celebrating 40 years since their first live album 'Livestock'.

The album revisits classic tracks taken from their original studio albums 'Unorthodox Behaviour 'Moroccan Roll' and 'Masques'. 'Moroccan Roll' was the first full album that Stephen recorded and mixed from start to finish in 1976/7. The band features original members John Goodsall (guitar), Percy Jones (bass), Kenwood Dennard (drums) and new members Scott Weinberger (Percussion) and Christopher Clark (keyboards)

Release is expected this summer.

 
 
 

news update November 2016

We are delighted to announce that Kate Bush’s long-awaited project ‘KT Fellowship Before The Dawn’ was released on CD and vinyl on November 25th. The album is comprised of live performances gathered from the groundbreaking, internationally-acclaimed concerts, Kate’s first in thirty-five years.

Stephen mixed the album, as well as doing audio postproduction on the project. “Nothing on the record was re-recorded or overdubbed” says Stephen “It was a monumental undertaking that consumed me almost completely for the better part of the past year. It took everything that I had to give from my many decades’ experience as an engineer and mixer, and I could not be more proud of the result”.

 
 
 

news update September 2016

Stephen has been preparing for live performance for the first time in decades - he has been setting up his instruments and equipment and practicing like mad - first rehearsals in France were a great success - incorporating much of the music from Ostinato along with works from Bert Barten and Pieter Nooten - soon to reconvene in Amsterdam. The music will be a collaborative blend of ambient, neo-classical and electronica with immersive atmospheres - more news soon......

 
 
 

news update summer 2016

Stephen has once again been busy with various projects he was unable to talk about - some clients prefer to keep a lid on information until they are ready.

We hope to have news of the release of The Fixx album soon too!! Watch this space.....

 
 
 

OSTINATO

Esoteric Antenna are delighted to announce a September 2015 release for the solo album by award winning producer & engineer Stephen W Tayler - "OSTINATO"

‘Ostinato’ is a labour of love, built on a forty years’ vision by Stephen, who is influenced by modern electronica and is a Minimalist composer in the tradition of Terry Riley, Philip Glass, and Steve Reich.


" A beautiful and haunting filmic journey in sound.” - Kate Bush

 
 
 

THE ART OF PEACE - SONGS FOR TIBET II

Stephen has been working assembling, premastering and compiling tracks for the new album The Art of Peace - Songs for Tibet II, as well as lending his skills as a mixer to a handful of the tracks.

The album is in celebration of the Dalai Lama’s 80th birthday and the contributing artists feature Sting, Peter Gabriel, Kate Bush, Elbow, Lorde, Rupert Hine, Bob Geldof, Of Monsters and Men, The Crystal Method (feat. Meiko), Howard Jones, Duncan Sheik, Eleanor McEvoy, Rival Sons, Beyond (feat. Tina Turner), Ed Prosek and The Family Crest.

 
 
 

ONE WORLD ONE VOICE - 25th ANNIVERSARY

Rupert Hine and Stephen W Tayler hosted the 25th Anniversary celebration of ‘One World One Voice’ in the Big Room at Real World Studios on May 22nd 2015. Among the highlights of the evening were the screenings of the two films, originally simulcast to half a billion people in 1990 and now freshly restored by Stephen. The event was sponsored by Real World Studios, Focusrite and Chimera Arts.

 
 
 

THE FIXX

Stephen has produced, arranged and mixed the new album by The Fixx due for release early 2017. Basic tracks were recorded at Unit 2 Studios and Bowerman Studios in London, and further recording and the mixing took place at Stephen's own Millside Studio at Real World Studios, Box.

release date to be announced soon........

 
 

RUPERT HINE

'Unshy on the Skyline' is a newly remastered compilation by legendary artist and producer Rupert Hine. It features the best of his solo albums released between 1981 and 1983

The collection was compiled by Rupert himself and remastered from the original master tapes by Stephen, who recorded, mixed, co-produced and performed on the original albums, and contains a booklet with a new essay.

Available 30th March

 
 

HOWARD JONES

Engage has been performed at indigo at the O2 to launch the release of Engage in all its formats. Once again the visuals have been beautifully realised with projections at the front and back of the stage and superb lighting design. An app dedicated to the show was developed to be used during Engage, with images and text being sent to the devices in the audience. The app was developed by Simon Fletcher of Spacestream.com and Stephen helped trigger the app events during the show.

 
 

HOWARD JONES

Following the first performance of Engage, Stephen has directed a filmed version combining his original visuals with footage gathered from three performances with a studio based soundtrack produced and mixed in 5.1 by Robbie Bronnimann. The DVD and CD versions have been released, along with a collector's edition art book, beautifully designed and built by Ian Walden of Hush Creative.

 
 

SADIA SADIA- STEPHEN W TAYLER - DARREN MUNCE

'Fugue (Die Wende)’ is a reaction to an environment, and a collaborative participation in an exceptional event, the Leipzig Lichtfest ‘Kulturparcours’ 2014, which celebrated the 25th anniversary of the demonstrations in Leipzig that led to the fall of the Berlin Wall and the overthrow of the fascist DDR government.

Stephen composed the 4 channel score/soundfield and completed the postproduction on the piece - more information here

 
 

THE KT FELLOWSHIP

Stephen was delighted to be asked on board the spectacular show 'Before The Dawn' as the 'Kate Vocal Navigator'. Stephen was solely responsible for looking after the sound and levels of Kate's voice and controlling all of her live effects during the show. He was also responsible for the postproduction of the recordings of Kate's live vocals from the filming sessions at Pinewood Studios, where Kate sang in the water, and matched them for playback during the filmed sequences. Stephen was involved for four months that included all the detailed rehearsals and the twenty two shows at the Hammersmith Apollo.

 
 

JENNIFER CROOK

Stephen has produced and mixed the album 'Carnforth Station' for Jennifer Crook at Millside, Real World Studios after a successful Pledge Music campaign.

The album features Jennifer's beautiful songwriting, singing and harp playing, as well as her guitar and banjo. She is accompanied by Beth Porter ('cello, fiddle, voice), Mike Cosgrave (guitar, accordion, voice) with contributions from Kevin Brown (guitar, lap steel guitar) and Miranda Sykes (double bass, voice). Recorded by Stephen and Leon Hunt, mastered by Stuart Bruce, masterminded by Rob Bozas.

 

 
 

SADIA SADIA

Stephen conducted the interviews for the documentary The Making of 'All Time and Space Fold into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge)' and put together the film, including the musical soundtrack. This film shows the locations and process of creating this large installation and explains the ideas and techniques used by artist Sadia.

 

 
 

SADIA SADIA

'All Time and Space Fold into the Infinite Present (Cataract Gorge)' is a three (3) channel filmed installation with accompanying eight (8) channel soundfield, inspired by an interpretation of Cataract Gorge, Launceston, Tasmania, and featuring footage of the rapids captured by the artist in the Gorge. The work is monumental in scale with the three channels set across a single nine foot by forty eight foot screen.

Stephen performed the postproduction for the film and the sound, constructing the 8 channel sound field in the Millside Studio, with the audio and visual material gathered by the artist. More information here

 
 

HOWARD JONES

Engage was performed at three shows celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Howard's recording career. For some pieces the images were projected onto a semi-transparent 'Kabuki Drop' screen in front of the musicians, and the audience were invited to participate using apps on their mobile devices, clothing and makeup. These events were filmed for future plans.

 
 

THE FISHKILLERS

Stephen has been writing music with the UK branch of The Fishkillers for the soundtrack of the Flow Nonfiction documentary 'The Wounded Warrior Project'. The soundtrack was composed recorded and mixed at the Millside Studio with Stephen, Neville Farmer, John Bridger, Beth Porter and Kevin Brown.

 
 

HOWARD JONES

Howard asked Stephen to collaborate in the creation of a multi media piece entitled Engage. Howard worked on the compositions and Stephen created the visuals, bouncing the ideas back and forth to create a unique blend of sound and vision, with elements of contemporary music, dance, movement and electronica.

 
 

STEPHEN W TAYLER

Ostinato, an album of solo compositions by Stephen, was released as a digital download on 22nd October 2012

For more information and previews, please visit ostinatomusic.com

more news to follow soon....

 
 

KATE BUSH

Stephen's brilliant remix of Running Up That Hill (A Deal With God) 2012 by Kate Bush was played in its entirety at the 2012 London Olympics Closing Ceremony to, well, rather a lot of people. Officials put viewing figures around the 750 million mark.

R.U.T.H 2012 reached No. 6 in the BBC official Top Forty singles chart.

 
 

THE FIXX

'Beautiful Friction'

Stephen has had a long relationship with the band, having recorded and mixed their first four albums, and many other projects since.

30 years after 'The Shuttered Room', Stephen has returned again to mix this outstanding album.

 
 

HOWARD JONES

Howard commisioned Stephen to create 25 visual pieces as projections for his international 'Humans Lib/Dream Into Action' tours.

Howard asked Stephen to interpret this material as moving images to compliment the rhythms, structure and dynamics of the music .

Stephen brings his musical and sonic sensibilities to a new dimension.

 
 

KATE BUSH

'Fifty Words for Snow' is the second album that Stephen has mixed for Kate, establishing a close and personal working relationship with her. The whole album is set in a magical sonic landscape, with beautiful intimate performances of these mysterious songs. It includes contributions from Steve Gadd, Elton John, Andy Fairweather Low and Stephen Fry, with beautiful orchestral arrangements by the legendary Jonathan Tunick