Composer Will Handysides is interested in meditative, non-climactic forms. His music unfolds slowly and is contemplative, focussing on stasis and hypnotic repetition.

Notable collaborators include Composers Ensemble, Bit20 Ensemble, Onyx Brass, Trondheim Sinfonietta, and Tête-À-Tête; conductors Gerry Cornelius and Nicholas Cleobury; and venues St. John's Smith Square, Grieghallen and Riverside Studios.

Will received First Class Honours from Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. He won the TCM Silver Medal for Composition in 2014. He studied at Griegakademiet in Bergen, Norway; and with Detlev Glanert on the Dartington Advanced Composition Course 2012 (thanks to Michael Tippett Foundation).


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