Clive Williamson

Musical Artist

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Who is Clive Williamson?

Clive Williamson formed the UK group Symbiosis in 1987, making ambient, soundtrack and healing music with founder-members flautist John Hackett and Richard Bolton. He is a sound engineer, musician and producer with the group and as a graphic designer and photographer he also created the album covers for their releases on CD and on Apple’s iTunes.

Williamson plays keyboards, wind synthesizer, flutes and hand percussion, and occasionally provides vocals for Symbiosis. His first appearance on record was on the track "Shaving is Boring" by the UK group Hatfield and the North. He wrote the introductory music for the TV series Paradise Gardens and in 1996 and ’97 visited New Zealand to record natural atmospheres and NZ wildlife for "AOTEAROA - Nature Sounds of New Zealand" by Symbiosis.

Before starting Symbiosis, Williamson worked as a free-lance radio journalist for the BBC and Capital Radio, interviewing many artists, photographers and musicians in the late seventies including bass-player Jaco Pastorius, Frank Zappa and Brian Eno. Turning his attention to new technology, he published many articles and three books on computing: ‘Getting the most from your BBC Micro’; Getting the most from your Acorn Electron; and ‘Mastering View, Viewsheet and Viewstore’. After a brief spell in TV production he moved back to radio, producing education programmes about industrial design, health, computing and sound. He now publishes an on-line magazine about creative uses of technology in music called ‘Digital DIY’.

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on July 23, 2013

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