Tom Williams is a composer working in electroacoustic music and instrumental composition and is the Principal Lecturer in Music Composition and Course Director of the BA in Composition and leader of the experimental music research group INTIME, at Coventry University.
Over the last twenty years he has developed a large body of composition for both acoustic (vocal / instrumental / orchestral) and electroacoustic media (acousmatic / video / installation). When composing he enjoys the exploration of new sounds, new material; exploring and exploiting the tension between the visceral resonance and the compositional imperative. See his full biography here.
The eminent New York Composer David James Earnest (www.johndavidearnest.com) writes on the two songs of Meditations:
“Tom Williams’ mastery of the electronic sounds is extraordinary, and his imaginative
use of the voice in the overall texture is remarkable. His sense of structure is elegantly crafted in a medium that often seems to defy structure.
I especially liked the 2nd song with all the vocal phasing-delays (I don’t know
the correct terms for the technique) – so evocative, such magical soundscapes.”
Dart is to be released on Madeleine Shapiro’s ‘Nature Sounds’ CD on the Albany Records label in 2015.
INTIME 2015 will be on the Weekend of the 24/25th October at Coventry University. The theme this year is Landscapes and Environments: Experimentation and Transformation in Sound and Music.
new song cycle for the soprano Juliana Janes Yaffé with live electronics and fixed media is to be premiered at Leeds (IFAI), The Key Club Non-classical Club-night, on Thurs. 12th March, 2015. Two Songs: It’s Bleak and Helter Skelter. (Unfortunately, due to illness the two songs were not performed at the Key Club that night, instead, a recording of them was played.)
Dart composed for the New York cellist Madeleine Shapiro was nominated in the Sonic Arts Category of the British Composer Awards 2013.
‘Interrogations Into Music Experimentation: Adaptive and Assistive Technologies’