Emily Adele Williams

Emily Adele Williams is a cello player and improviser performing on amplified/effected cello using various effect pedals, cello percussion, and sampled sounds to multi layer her music which can be described as ambient, drone-like with atmospheric soundscapes. Emily has collaborated on a number of musical projects over her career and and has a solo cello project ‘Night Diver‘ and duoAu Revoir Hands‘ with composer and buchla musician Anthony Lyons.

Emily has performed, written and recorded music for theatre, dance, TV, short films including All India RadioThe Ang Fang QuartetSoteria BellGrand SalvoAlice IvyNed Collette, The Boy Who Spoke Clouds and Anthony Lyons at The Guggenheim Exhibition’s Art After Dark series at the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), ABCTV Sunday Arts (Australia), Art Installation Absence / Presence on Cockatoo Island (Sydney), Film Review Show (Channel 31), Fairfax Theatre Short and Sweet Festival (winner audience award), The London Silent Film Festival, Music Tech Fest in Paris and Trinity Laban Dance Institute (London).

Night Diver


Emily’s solo cello project Night Diver. The music os cello and found sounds uses multiple layers of effected cello with shimmering electronics which are slowly interwoven evoking anticipation, longing & stillness.
Night Diver

Au Revoir Hands


Emily is currently working with composer/producer Anth Lyons in their new duo Au Revoir Hands with buchla, cello and laptop. What emerges is a unique sound world sitting at the intersections of neo-classical electronic music and avant pop.They are releasing their first Album ‘Hemispheres’ later this year with digital releases available from June. Web: Au Revoir Hands

Album ‘Hemispheres’ released in October 2021


Press & Reviews

Emily Adele Williams is an Australian cello player and improviser. The music blends broad musical styles from modern classical, post minimalist, electronic and experimental avant pop mixing influences from contemporary music creating a wide spectrum of sounds from her instrument from intimate simplicity to atmospheric soundscapes and making full use of technology using her laptop and effected amplified Cello

“her compositions reveal a passion and a deep understanding of classical music rules and most importantly a willingness to subvert them to create lush and breathtaking musical landscapes” The Age
The Age ‘Driving music to new harmonies’

The Age
“The National Gallery of Victoria has worked with DJ Maison and cellist Emily Williams to curate a program that NGV senior program co-ordinator Ben Divall says has an “intelligent approach to DJing and music” 
Getting down with the kids from The Age 

Beat Magazine, Jesse Shrock
“Cellist Emily Williams, an innovative and genre-defying solo instrumentalist in her own right, was a perfect fit for support of American wunderkind Kaki King (USA)”

Opening for Kaki King

The Dwarf by Pearl Lantern
“Williams is not adverse to a little inter-genre musical relations. Moreover, her compositions reveal a passion and a deep understanding of classical music rules and most importantly a willingness to subvert them to create lush and breathtaking musical landscapes” 
It’s classical but not as we know it 

Art After Dark
“Rebuilding themselves for this series, with two computers, a modular synthesiser, sampler and an array of effects, ii are performing in collaboration with cellist Emily Williams, together they composed an hour-long suite of new music for the Guggenheim exhibition” Geek Girl Blog

“Cellist Emily Williams, an innovative and genre-defying solo instrumentalist in her own right” Beat Magazine

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