Member Profile: Tom Williams
Tom Williams is an award-winning electroacoustic music composer. His song cycle ‘Like Oranges’ received numerous international performances and broadcasts and was recorded on the Kitchenware label; ‘Ironwork’ for piano and tape was an ALEA III 1993 prizewinning work. His acousmatic work ‘Can’ won the Italian music medal ‘Città di Udine’ (2010) and ‘Shelter’ received a honourable mention at IMEB, Bourge, 2006, and ‘Break’ was shortlisted for the 2004 Musica Viva competition. Recent works include for New York cellist Madeleine Shapiro cello and electronics work , ‘Dart’, performed in New York, INTIME, ICMC, SEAMUS, NYCEMF & British Composer Awards nomination 2013, recorded by Albany Records. The acousmatic piece ‘Home (Breath Replaced)’ at MUSLAB2015 (Mexico City), ICMC (Utrecht), Sonorities (Belfast), NYCEMF (New York) CMMR (Sao Paulo) . A song cycle for Juliana Janes Yaffé, ‘Meditations on a Landscape’ with performances at NYCEMF2017 and Sound+Environment 2017, Hull. This April he is featured at Sound Junction, Sheffield University, and where Sarah Watts will premiere his new work for contrabass clarinet and electronics, ‘Weighed Down by Light’. Tom Williams studied at Huddersfield and Keele Universities and received a doctorate in composition from Boston University, MA. Currently he is a principal lecturer at Coventry University, UK, where he is the director of music, and chair of INTIME music research group.