Beyond our Galaxy is…
I have always been inspired by listening to music and have made attempts at making music by collaborating with others and on my own for at least the last 25+ years.

Currently, I work as a database analyst for a direct mail company.

My Musical Influences…
In the early 80’s my friends and I started listening to a lot of the early synthesizer pioneers like Tangerine Dream, Kitaro and Jarre. We also indulged in many of the 80’s pop synth artists like Gary Numan, Thomas Dolby, Ultravox, etc. After some of us purchased some synthesizers, we tried our hand at composing music like our influences, although it never sounded that great.

Within the last few years, my interests have delved deeper into electronic music and discovered both older and newer artists that have fed my artistic and creative juices. Brian Eno and Harold Budd are some of my favorite ambient pioneers, and probably biggest influences. Another artist that I have started listening to is Klaus Schulze who is the ‘godfather’ of modern electronic music and his works span over 30+ years. Recent influences I have discovered include Steve Roach, Robert Rich and Ian Boddy. All of these artists explore many musical worlds with their compositions and I highly recommend them.

My Artistic Inspirations…
Obviously I am inspired by the wonders of Creation – the universe all around us. The universe is amazing, and when I look at pictures taken by the Hubble or by the various space probes, I look at them with a sense of awe and fascination. God has truly created an amazing wealth of beauty both on earth and in the vastness of space.

For as long as I can remember I have always loved reading and learning about space and the universe around us. The space program was the earliest source of interest. Also – reading and watching science fiction has been a hobby of mine that continues to this day.

Most of my compositions are written with exploration of the universe in mind. While I work on these musical pieces, I envision an explorer on a starship witnessing or experiencing many of the wonders of this huge frontier firsthand….

My EquipmenT…
While a program called "Reason" and a Mac laptop are the majority of what I have used to compose these songs, I have other equipment, not all of which has been used on songs currently, but that I plan on utilizing in the future. Currently, my equipment includes the following hardware & software...

  • Mac PowerBook G4 – 1.67 GHz Power PC
  • Propellerhead Reason 4.0
  • M-Audio O2 MIDI Controller
  • M-Audio Oxygen 49 Controller
  • Various Plug-In Soft Synths
  • Korg Triton LE Synthesizer
  • Korg microKORG Synthesizer
  • M-Audio BX8a Powered Monitors
  • M-Audio Trigger Finger MIDI Controller
  • Ableton Live 7.0

Downloading / Purchasing the musiC…
I have an album that should be available shortly on Rcat Records - www.rcatrecords.com . Feel free to contact me at rogt@earthlink.net.

I also have a Myspace site at: www.myspace.com/beyondourgalaxy

Any other questions on the use of my music or general questions feel free to contact me at the information below.

CONTACT
E-mail – rogt@earthlink.net
Cell Phone – 386-235-3546
Mailing Address – Beyond Our Galaxy
c/o Roger Taylor
46 Creek Bluff Way
Ormond Beach, FL 32174

Thank You and enjoy the music!

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