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Pip Williams

Pip Williams

Course Leader
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Course Leader - BA Music Technology with Popular Music Performance
Course Leader - BA Music Technology with Music Performance/Composition
Senior Lecturer - Music Technology



I have enjoyed an extensive music career and to date have been involved in the making of more than 300 albums and over 1,000 single releases. For the most part I have worked as a Producer and also Arranger/Orchestrator. I have worked with many artists including: Status Quo, Edwin Starr,
The Moody Blues and Shirley Bassey. From 2003 to present, Pip has provided symphonic orchestra and choir arrangements for three albums by highly successful Finnish rock band Nightwish. These projects also provide valuable work experience opportunities for selected LCM students.

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Recent publications

Williams, P. (2011) Interview, Classic Rock Magazine.

Buskin, R. (2009) Classic Tracks - Rocking All Over The World, Sound on Sound Magazine (2009) 24(3): 138-143.



Conference presentations and/or papers

Williams, P. (2011) Song Shop seminar; Keynote speaker at the British Academy of Composers, Songwriters and Authors (BASCA) Conference, London, UK.

Williams, P. & Gwilliam, A. (2007) Co-presenters of the paper: Music Production - What makes a mix? Centre for the History and Analysis of Recorded Music (CHARM), Royal Holloway, University of London, London, UK.

Williams, P. (2007) Lo-Fi vs Hi-Fi: A Symphony in the Potting Shed, Art of Record Production Conference, University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.

Williams, P. (2005) Technology in Record Production: Anonymity through technology or from filet mignon to a hamburger? Art of Record Production Conference, University of Westminster, London, UK; also expert panellist member.

Williams, P. (2004) Music Recording- Whose Performance? CHARM, Royal Holloway, University of London, UK; industry expert panellist.