Benjamin Williams

Benjamin Williams. Photo by Dani Snell Photography (

Recent Works

Difficult Loves (6 minutes) - 2 Sop., Pno.

I was invited by Soprani Compagni to participate in a project of new music for two sopranos on the theme “Portraits of Women”, which—as you might imagine—was somewhat daunting for me. What do I know about women? What could … Read More

Jitters (11 minutes) - 2222 4331 timp, 2 perc, strings

The promise of technology was supposed to be ‘less work’, so much so that we would struggle to figure out what to do with all our free time. And yet the most common response I get (or give!) to the question “How have things … Read More

Beneath the Willow Tree (30 minutes) - Vlc., Pno.

The only plan that came out of the first meeting I had with cellist Jesse Christeson and pianist Tyler Kemp was the idea to create a piece in something like the form of an album, that is, an LP. In the words of Rob, a fictional thirty-something … Read More

Current Projects

Williams is currently working on a few pieces for some great musicians and friends:

If you are interested in commissioning a piece, please call (330) 268-2590 or email