Dr. Hollis Taylor

Sydney Conservatorium of Music

Violinist/composer, zoömusicologist, and ornithologist Hollis Taylor is an ARC Future Fellow at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music. Previous research fellowships include the Institute for Advanced Study (Berlin), the Museum of Natural History (Paris), the University of Technology Sydney, and Macquarie University. Supported by the Australia Council for the Arts, her birdsong concerto for recorder virtuoso Genevieve Lacey has been featured with the Adelaide Symphony, the London Sinfonia, and the Melbourne Symphony. In addition to her double CD, Absolute Bird, and monograph, Is Birdsong Music?, her practice takes in sound and radiophonic arts, all celebrating the aesthetic achievements of animals.