Memotone

Memotone is one of the various aliases of self-taught multi-instrumentalist and composer, Will Yates. Predominantly an improviser, working with minimal, ambient and contemporary classical music. Recent years have seen memotone lean towards a more free-form approach, exploring jazz, drone and more meditative musics, often emphasising the give and take between close harmony and dissonance, and showing a keen interest in sound design and textural experimentation. Will has released music with various labels over the years, most notably; Black Acre, Diskotopia, Avon Terror Corps, Bedouin Records (Bastakiya Tapes), Termina and more, also releasing various limited tapes himself. Will has worked with many artists and producers both well established and early in their careers, either as a producer or as an instrumentalist/writer, for labels such as Fat-Cat, Universal, Warp etc... Yates also works as a self-employed composer for film and television, based in Bristol, UK.