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Scoring the Unseen: Composition Film Music for Radio Drama (2023)
Book Chapter
Williams, A. (in press). Scoring the Unseen: Composition Film Music for Radio Drama. In P. Verhulst, & J. Mildorf (Eds.), Word, Sound and Music in Radio Drama. Leiden: Brill Academic Publishers

This book chapter, part of the volume Word, Sound and Music in Radio Drama, describes the process of writing an orchestral score for a BBC Radio drama (The Kraken Wakes, Savvy Productions/ BBC, 2015) designed to be performed live alongside the actors... Read More about Scoring the Unseen: Composition Film Music for Radio Drama.

Cultural diplomacy: the role of music and creative industry in establishing dialogue and understanding for social impact (2022)
Thesis
Dorbayani, S. Cultural diplomacy: the role of music and creative industry in establishing dialogue and understanding for social impact. (Thesis). The University of Salford

This cross-disciplinary critique of commercially available publications and releases exemplifies aspects of my practice as I have navigated through the roles of executive consultant, adviser, international songwriter and cultural diplomat over the pa... Read More about Cultural diplomacy: the role of music and creative industry in establishing dialogue and understanding for social impact.

A space for making : collaborative composition as social participation (2021)
Journal Article
Hart, A., & Williams, A. (2021). A space for making : collaborative composition as social participation. Organised Sound, 26(2), 240-254. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1355771821000285

Music composition is traditionally regarded as an act of individual creation and expression, but can be approached, through the aid of digital platforms, as an activity which encourages learning through social participation. This article describes th... Read More about A space for making : collaborative composition as social participation.

A portfolio of compositions developing notational and compositional techniques in neo-liturgical music including handpan (2020)
Thesis
Mattix, D. A portfolio of compositions developing notational and compositional techniques in neo-liturgical music including handpan. (Thesis). University of Salford

The objective of this portfolio is to develop a system of notation and compose neo-liturgical music featuring the handpan. Until this point, no means of written communication has been in place to express advanced handpan techniques in printed sheet m... Read More about A portfolio of compositions developing notational and compositional techniques in neo-liturgical music including handpan.

A study in clarity : Josef Suk's Asrael re-envisioned via Schoenberg (2020)
Thesis
Karst, I. A study in clarity : Josef Suk's Asrael re-envisioned via Schoenberg. (Thesis). University of Salford

During the second season of the Society for Private Musical Performances (1918-1922), known in Austria as the ‘Verein für musikalische Privataufführungen’, the members began to transcribe orchestral music for their chamber ensemble (Meibach, 1984). P... Read More about A study in clarity : Josef Suk's Asrael re-envisioned via Schoenberg.

Responses to insects recorded on the Costa Blanca (2020)
Presentation / Conference
Brissenden, P., Williams, A., Wise, T., & Dyroy, E. (2020, July). Responses to insects recorded on the Costa Blanca. Presented at Festival of Research 2020, University of Salford

This piece was commissioned as part of a collaboration between the Adelphi Contemporary Music Group here at the University of Salford, and the Beauty and the Beasts; Falling in love with Insects exhibition at the Manchester Museum. This project is pa... Read More about Responses to insects recorded on the Costa Blanca.

Musical events and perceptual ecologies (2018)
Journal Article
Clarke, E., Williams, A., & Reynolds, D. (2018). Musical events and perceptual ecologies. Senses and Society, 13(3), 264-281. https://doi.org/10.1080/17458927.2018.1516023

This paper, followed by two responses, discusses the application of ecological theory to an understanding of a number of issues in the aesthetics of music. It argues for an understanding of music as based in event perception, with an expanded concept... Read More about Musical events and perceptual ecologies.

The Kraken wakes (2016)
Other
Williams, A. (2016). The Kraken wakes. [Radio]

This is a rough mix of episode 1 of a BBC / Savvy Productions radio drama, broadcast in May/June 2016 on BBC Radio 4. The music is solely composed by Williams and performed by the BBC Philharmonic conducted by Clark Rundell. The knowledge revealed by... Read More about The Kraken wakes.

Collaborative composition, writing and performing (2014)
Presentation / Conference
Williams, A. (2014, November). Collaborative composition, writing and performing. Presented at SIMPOM (Brazilian Simposium for postgraduates in music), Rio de Janeiro

This was one of the invited lectures delivered at the 2014 Simposium for Postgraduate Students in Music in Brazil (SIMPOM), held at the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The lecture described a variety of collaborative approa... Read More about Collaborative composition, writing and performing.

Projecting the voice : audience responses to ICT-mediated contemporary opera (2014)
Journal Article
Lin, Y., & Williams, A. (2014). Projecting the voice : audience responses to ICT-mediated contemporary opera. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 20(3), https://doi.org/10.1080/13614568.2014.889224

This paper examines how audiences experience live opera performance and the behaviours they exhibit during live-streaming of the performance. It aims to contribute to our understanding of how audiences, who increasingly inhabit an environment saturat... Read More about Projecting the voice : audience responses to ICT-mediated contemporary opera.

Projecting the voice: observations of audience behaviours in ICT-mediated contemporary opera (2014)
Journal Article
Lin, Y., & Williams, A. (2014). Projecting the voice: observations of audience behaviours in ICT-mediated contemporary opera. New Review of Hypermedia and Multimedia, 20(3), 207-223. https://doi.org/10.1080/13614568.2014.889224

This paper examines how audiences experience live opera performance and the behaviours they exhibit during live-streaming of the performance. It aims to contribute to our understanding of how audiences, who increasingly inhabit an environment saturat... Read More about Projecting the voice: observations of audience behaviours in ICT-mediated contemporary opera.

Portfolio of music compositions (2014)
Thesis
Efstathiou, D. Portfolio of music compositions. (Thesis). University of Salford

The following pages form a commentary on my own thoughts, notes, sketches and final printed texts of six pieces written between 2009 and 2013. The purpose of the text is twofold: to inform the reader of the intentions and poetic impulses of the compo... Read More about Portfolio of music compositions.

Portfolio of scores (2011)
Thesis
Rock, R. Portfolio of scores. (Thesis). University of Salford

My portfolio consists of a number of works written for wind and brass ensembles,exploring traditional and alternative forms of textures, sounds and compositional methods. • The Hunter's Blade - A brass band work comprising three different styles. Th... Read More about Portfolio of scores.

Budapest (heart) NY: The New Music Studio, 1971-1980 (2005)
Journal Article
Williams, A. (2005). Budapest (heart) NY: The New Music Studio, 1971-1980. Perspectives of new music, 43(1), 212-235

This article sets the New Music Studio, a group of radical composers including Laszlo Vidovszky, Zoltan Jeney, and Laszlo Sary in its cultural context, exploring the influence of John Cage, Fluxus and other US musicians and artists on the composition... Read More about Budapest (heart) NY: The New Music Studio, 1971-1980.

Chinese Joint Ventures & Implications for Design Management (2002)
Journal Article
Williams, A., & Zhang, X. (2002). Chinese Joint Ventures & Implications for Design Management. International journal of new product development & innovation management, 4(3), 213-230

Many Western and East Asian countries have found a 'haven' in China for those manufacturing industries losing their competitive edge. However, many western firms have lost millions trying to make in-roads into the sector. An increasingly confident br... Read More about Chinese Joint Ventures & Implications for Design Management.

Perspectives on Kurtág (2001)
Book
Williams, A., & Beckles-Willson, R. (2001). Perspectives on Kurtág. Harwood Academics

Soundcloud page
Other
Williams, A. Soundcloud page

Collection of tracks and sets - please follow link below to visit the page.

Divers winged creatures
Other
Williams, A. Divers winged creatures. [Peformance, broadcast]

This is the first movement from my piece Divers Winged Creatures, performed by the MDR Radio Choir, April 2008, libretto by Philip Goulding

Accordion dreams
Other
Williams, A. (2012). Accordion dreams. [performance]

This is a piece for piano, performed by Richard Casey at the Conservatoire Frederic Chopin, Paris as part of the Contemporary British Piano Music Festival.

The devil's squeezebox
Other
Williams, A. The devil's squeezebox. [performance]

A piano piece performed by Richard Casey at the Conservatoire Frederic Chopin, Paris, February 5th 2012

Bog bodies
Other
Williams, A. Bog bodies. [Performance]

This piece was commissioned performed by GNU (Gruppo Novo da UNIRIO), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and broadcast as part of the Sala de Concierto series on Brazil's leading Classical Music Radio network, MEC. It was subsequently performed by NYOS Futures... Read More about Bog bodies.

Wonder: A scientific oratorio mvt 1 score
Other
Williams, A. Wonder: A scientific oratorio mvt 1 score

This is the score of the first movement to my oratorio 'Wonder' performed by the `BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Singers and Salford Choral Society, November 2009, Maxwell Hall, Salford, and also in Studio 7, BBC building, conducted by Tecwyn Evans.

Northern voices: bow tie
Other
Williams, A., & McMillan, I. Northern voices: bow tie

The Northern Voices project is an Arts Council England funded Research and Development project aimed at discovering the ways that regionl varieties of English could be incorporated into the operatic voice. The composer collaborated with renowned poet... Read More about Northern voices: bow tie.

The Kraken wakes: extract
Other
Williams, A. The Kraken wakes: extract. [score pdf]

This is an extract from a larger piece based on John Wyndham's novel The Kraken Wakes. The extract was performed at the 2015 BBC Proms by the BBC Philharmonic orchestra as part of the 'Wireless Nights' collaboration with BBC Radio 4 (Prom 74), and wa... Read More about The Kraken wakes: extract.

A constructivist approach to developing interactive digital technology for musical learning
Thesis
Hart, A. (in press). A constructivist approach to developing interactive digital technology for musical learning. (Thesis). University of Salford

This study explores the potential added value of interactive digital technology to early-years music education through the development of software artefacts and their application in the primary classroom. The aims of the study are to investigate and... Read More about A constructivist approach to developing interactive digital technology for musical learning.

Exploration of unorthodox tunings and muscle memory practice for the electric guitar
Thesis
Jones, L. (in press). Exploration of unorthodox tunings and muscle memory practice for the electric guitar. (Thesis). University of Salford

The following body of research focuses on addressing the use of alternate tunings and muscle memory practice for the electric guitar. An over-reliance on existing muscle memory is commonplace among guitarists and this is often seen as a catalyst by t... Read More about Exploration of unorthodox tunings and muscle memory practice for the electric guitar.