Emily Adele Williams is an Australian cello player, composer and singer. Her music blends broad musical influences mixing experimental pop and contemporary music to create a wide spectrum of sounds from her instrument ranging from intimate simplicity to atmospheric soundscapes while taking full use of technology.
“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
“Cellist Emily Williams, an innovative and genre-defying solo instrumentalist in her own right” Beat Magazine
Emily collaborates with artists from various genres and disciplines, including multi-media and is currently recording with composer Anthony Lyons (laptop, guitar, buchla) and releasing an EP with pianist Nellie Apostolova for ‘Aqua‘ (melodic ambient instrumental) and is the founder of music improv ensemble Sketch.
Emily began playing cello as a child, entered the The Victorian College of Arts (Melbourne, Australia) and has since moved on to further musical studies/composition with a focus on experimental pop and improvised music
Emily has composed music for theatre, dance performances and films. The Guggenheim Exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), ABCTV Sunday Arts (Australia), NGV Art After Dark (Melbourne), Art Installation Absence / Presence on Cockatoo Island (Sydney), Film Review Show (Channel 31), Fairfax Theatre Short and Sweet Festival, The London Silent Film Festival and Trinity Laban Dance Institute (London)
Among others Emily has performed live and recorded music with All India Radio, The Ang Fang Quartet, Soteria Bell, Grand Salvo, Friends of Alice Ivy, Ned Collette and The Boy Who Spoke Clouds and her solo project at Melbourne International Film Festival, The National Gallery of Victoria, Australian Centre for the moving image, Electundra Audio Visual Festival, Ginestrelle (Assisi, Italy) and Music Tech Fest (Paris).
Originally from Melbourne, Australia Emily moved to London in 2013 where she currently resides.