Alan Williams is a composer and writer on contemporary music and culture. He studied at the Universities of Edinburgh and Manchester and at the Liszt Academy, Budapest. His music has been performed by world leading ensembles such as the BBC Philharmonic, the BBC Singers, the Philharmonia, and Psappha, and has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, MDR (Germany), NEC (Brazil) and Bartók Rádió (Hungary). His most recent work is a large scale piece for the BBC Philharmonic and BBC Radio Drama, creating a score for Val McDermid’s adaptation of John Wyndham’s The Kraken Wakens, to be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in May 2016. He is Professor of Collaborative Composition at the University of Salford.