Andrew Williams b 1964 at Palo Alto, USA of English parents, but growing up and educated in Rotherham, S. Yorkshire, England
Andrew is a composer, performer, artistic director, facilitator and multi media artist creating new work in a variety of settings. He specialises in the applied use of technology (new & old) to both composition and performance having studied at the Royal College of Music with Sarah Thomas and as a postgraduate with electro-acoustic composer Denis Smalley at the University of East Anglia. His music has been broadcast on radio & television and has attracted several prizes, including the City Limits Young Composer Award [for the staged orchestral work - Stage V]. Over the last 25 years he has created new work for concert halls, installations, performance, broadcast, film and digital media. Andrew is living in Derbyshire and is the founder and Artistic Director of the cutting edge learning disabled arts organisation, Random Line. He was Artistic Director and founder of the contemporary music group, Ensemble 8 and works regularly with Intermedia, ViVA, BBC, Random Line and APM to create new work. Andrew is currently the Leverhulme Artist in Residence at the Space Research Centre, Leicester University and was the first Artist in Residence for Rolls Royce in Derby.
Sound and music composition has been the focus of Andrew’s work over the past 25 years with specific interests in music concrete (recordings of sound) and electro acoustic composition (composition where the behaviour of sound is the primary interest). He is interested in the nature and propagation of sound and often creates compositional structures that relate to the origin of the sound itself. Over the past ten years visual media has gradually filtered in, combining live performance, projection environments and multi channel sound to create unified works where the distinction between media diminishes.
Recently Andrew has developed an interest in working with pure digital images originated through photography and spectromony including Gamma images. He has been commissioned to create images for Leicester and Sheffield Universities and now has over 100 images published through various sources from Arts Council England to Art Now.
See www.andrewwilliams.net for more information.