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). As Professor of Collaborative Composition he is leading research partnerships with the Federal University of the State of Rio de Janeiro (UNIRIO), in Brazil, and with contemporary music group Psappha. He has also translated work from Hungarian, French and other languages.