Charlie Williams is a creator of music and musical robots.
Until 2010 on faculty at Columbia College Chicago’s MFA program in Music Composition for the Screen, his new work is focused on sound-sculpture, video, some pieces for internet delivery, and scored works that create new audio spaces for performers, through interactive audio-processing software that is designed to be intuitive to instrumentalists. The goal of these pieces is to enhance the capabilities of the instrument, dovetailing new technology with the skill base a performer has developed over years of practice.
As a pianist, he plays in his chamber/pop intersection group Mira Mira as well as in Argentine tango electronic-fusion quartet Truco. Performances include John Corigliano’s Concerto For Piano and Orchestra with the Northwestern University Symphony Orchestra as winner of that school’s concerto competition and the 2nd International Shostakovich Competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, where he was awarded a special prize for performance of new music.