William Rees is a composer and multi-instrumentalist currently based in London. Having spent six years studying Hindustani classical music in India, as well as being classically trained on the viola, Rees has a keen understanding of both South Asian and Western classical traditions. Rees’ music is an esoteric blend of his disparate influences, ranging from Indian and Persian classical music, to modern composition and free improvisation. He released a cassette of solo viola compositions on Night Ritual Recordings in 2013, entitled A Burial Shroud. His most recent release was a split cassette under the Curling Hands moniker for Skell Records.
“Chilled, resonating strings ebb and flow in a swarm of distant beauty. Imagine Bad Seed/Dirty Three Warren Ellis playing a noise showcase in a familiar basement and you’re mostly there. It’s a moving piece of gritted transcendence.” – Secret Decoder