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William Marsey

William Marsey is a UK-based composer. His work draws on the repeating patterns of American minimalism and the harmonies of Lutheran church music, and is takes influence from György Ligeti, Gerald Barry and Thomas Tallis.
Recent and futures projects include a 40-minute cycle for Eo Nomine as part of their Aldeburgh Music Open Space Residency, Goliath, a chamber opera adaptation of Tom Gauld’s graphic novel for SongSpiel, and Mill for six piano ensemble Grand Band at the Vale of Glamorgan Festival. He has also worked with CHROMA, Zoë Martlew, Joby Burgess and the Albion Quartet.
He is a founder and artistic director of Listenpony, a concert series, commissioning body, and record label for new and old and pop music. Since 2012, Listenpony has produced 15 concerts, 3 commercial recordings, and has commissioned over 50 early career composers, working with classical artists including the Albion Quartet and Liam Byrne and pop artists We Were Evergreen and Mara Carlyle.
Originally from Hartlepool, UK, William has studied at the University of Cambridge and at the Royal Academy of Music with Gary Carpenter, Giles Swayne and Oliver Knussen. In 2017 he will commence a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music with Edmund Finnis.


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