Bang on a Can All-Stars + Trio Mediaeval [Steel Hammer Prelude]

A short film featuring warm-ups and rehearsal of Julia Wolfe's composition, 'Steel Hammer', performed on November 12, 2011. Camera + Editing by Stephen Taylor

DUNES [Trailer]

A trailer for the forthcoming film, DUNES, directed by Stephen Taylor with music composed by William Brittelle.  Commissioned by the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.
Camera + Editing by Stephen Taylor



YOU ARE THE DUST (Official Music Video) from steve taylor on Vimeo.

Official music video for
You are the Dust
from Song From The Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

Composed by Missy Mazzoli
Music performed by
Abigail Fischer
NOW Ensemble
(Camera and Editing by Stephen Taylor)


RUDOLPH AND RENEWAL: Paul Rudolph and the Architecture of the Model City

The full-length film, produced for the Yale School of Architecure.

An American Beat Film
Produced by Elihu Rubin
Directed and Edited by Stephen Taylor



SWELTER is a site-specific musical performance created by Super Critical Mass (Julian Day, Luke Jaaniste, and Janet McKay), commissioned by the MATA Festival, and performed by members of TILT Brass on June 21, 2011 as part of the Make Music New York Festival.  [Performed in Central Park, New York City)

Audio recorded by Bestsey Biggs
Video by Stephen Taylor and Elihu Rubin
Edited by Stephen Taylor

John Zorn's 'The Book of Heads' - James Moore, solo guitar

This is a *very* short preview for the upcoming performance by James Moore of John Zorn's 'The Book of Heads' for solo guitar as part of The June Days Festival at the Incubator Arts Project in New York City. This is only one etude; I will be documenting the entire performance (upwards of an hour) in June.


Victoire - Cathedral City (official music video)

Victoire is:
Missy Mazzoli
Lorna Krier
Eileen Mack
Eleonore Oppenheim
Olivia De Prato

Directed, Filmed and Edited by
Stephen Taylor
Music Composed by
Missy Mazzoli


This short film uses doctored archival footage to visually examine to what degree actions (in this case, acts of force or violence) define who we are.  By removing either perpetrator or victim, one is left only with the act or the effect of the act.
Music excerpted from Judd Greenstein's 'Grosse Tugenden'

James Moore performs 'Gorgamor the Giant Gecko'

The incomparable James Moore performing a piece for solo banjo, composed by Matthew Welch.
Directed, Filmed, and Edited by
Stephen Taylor
Audio recorded by
Stephen Griesgraber

Song From the Uproar - 2012 Performance Trailer

A trailer for Missy Mazzoli's Song From the Uproar, a multimedia performance featuring films by Stephen Taylor; libretto by Royce Vavrek; Stage Direction by Gia Forakis.

With performances by:
Abigail Fischer; Tomas Cruz; Kate Maroney; Celine Mogielnicki; Peter Stewart; Amelia Watkins
NOW Ensemble: Sara Budde; Logan Coale; Mark Dancigers; Michael Mizrahi; Alex Sopp
Musical Direction by Steven Osgood

Video by Stephen Taylor; James Daniel; Elihu Rubin
Edited by Stephen Taylor
Audio by Garth MacAleavey
Edited by Missy Mazzoli

The Wassaic Project

A short documentary commissioned by The Wassaic Project, an artist residency and summer arts festival located in the town of Wassaic, in upstate New York.  The Wassaic Project has been a partner for several years, as I have produced a number of short documentaries profiling artists taking part in the residency program.

Produced by American Beat Films
Directed and Edited by Stephen Taylor
Associate Producer: Selby Nimrod
Filmed by Stephen Taylor and Cris Shirley
Additional Camerawork by Josh Frankel
Sound by Elihu Rubin
Interviews conducted by Anna Sale and Elihu Rubin

Lucy Moses School

A short documentary commissioned by Lucy Moses School at Kaufman Center. Lucy Moses School provides music, dance, and theater classes for students of all levels, ranging from the age of 18 months to 90 years old.
Directed, Filmed and Edited by Stephen Taylor
Sound recorded by Elihu Rubin


Dither Quartet - Licorice Men

composed by Ted Hearne
Performed by the Dither Guitar Quartet
Taylor Levine
David Linaburg
Josh Lopes
James Moore

Audio by Jascha Narveson
Video by Isabel Selby and Stephen Taylor
Edited by Stephen Taylor
Directed by Stephen Taylor



Ecstatic Music Festival - 2012

Nick Zammuto and Jason Treuting (performing with Janus, Daisy Press, and Grey McMurray)


Dither Quartet - Garden of Cyrus

composed by Eve Beglarian
Performed by the Dither Guitar Quartet
Taylor Levine
David Linaburg
Josh Lopes
James Moore

Ecstatic Music Festival - 2012

These short documentaries were produced for the 2012 Ecstatic Music Festival in New York City.

Sxip Shirey and Angélica Negron

yMusic with Ryan Lott (Son Lux)

yMusic with Richard Reed Parry

Gentlemen's Duos

The spontaneous brainchild of Ryan Lott (see Origin Story), the Gentlemen's Duo is CJ Camerieri on Trumpet (maybe French Horn someday) and Rob Moose on violin (and maybe guitar someday) two gentlemen of of the old school. So polite and debonair that they don't even need you to composed the music for them.




Song From the Uproar: The Lives and Deaths of Isabelle Eberhardt

A trailer for the upcoming opera, a collaboration between myself and the incomparable composer, Missy Mazzoli.
PREMIERES February 24, 2012 at The Kitchen, New York City.


All music by Missy Mazzoli.
All films collected and edited by Stephen Taylor.
Staging by Gia Forakis.
Performed by Abby Fischer and NOW Ensemble (Mark Dancigers, Sara Budde, Alex Sopp, Logan Steele Coale, Michael Mizrahi)
Recorded at Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn, NY.
Performance video by Elihu Rubin and Hope Hall.