The Machine Awakes
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Taylor's music is inspired by our natural and invented world.

Featuring performances by Grammy Award winners Gloria Cheng, Masumi Rostad (Pacifica Quartet) and Oto Carillo (Chicago Symphony), the four pieces on this recording are all inspired by our relation to the world, both natural and invented. The Machine Awakes is about technology and where it's leading our spirit. Seven Memorials is inspired by Maya Lin's elegy to our planet; Quark Shadows and Nebulae are about the world untouched by us. Stephen Andrew Taylor, born in 1965, teaches music at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
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Stephen Andrew Taylor, composer
The Machine Awakes
Amy van Roekel, soprano, Sinfonia da Camera, Stephen Andrew Taylor, conductor

Stephen Andrew Taylor, composer
Seven Memorials
Gloria Cheng, piano

Stephen Andrew Taylor, composer
Quark Shadows
Oto Carillo, horn, Masumi Rostad, viola, Michael Cameron, doublebass, Daniel Schlosberg, piano

Stephen Andrew Taylor, composer
Nebulae
Ann Yeung, harp

Review:
"With his refined and imaginative sound world, Stephen Andrew Taylor is a composer worth hearing." (Fanfare)