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 duo ‘Au 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 Radio, The Ang Fang Quartet, Soteria Bell, Grand Salvo, Alice Ivy, Ned 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).
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.
“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
Art After Dark
“Rebuilding themselves for this series, with two computers, a modular synthesizer, 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