Nick Williams

Nick Williams is a composer who also writes about music. He was a co- founder of Soundpool, the precursor to Late Music, and conducted the Soundpool ensemble, giving many premiers of music by York-based composers alongside established 20th century repertoire.

His music (described by reviewers as ‘hyperactive postminimalism’ and ‘postpunk classical’) has been performed throughout Europe, the USA and Canada by leading soloists and ensembles, including at the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Belfast Sonorities Festival and the Green Mountain Chamber Music Festival, Vermont. He has taught composition and related subjects at the universities of West London, Huddersfield and Leeds, and his articles have appeared in the journals Contemporary Music Review and Tempo. For some reason Dutch musicians like his music.