Will Frampton is a composer and conductor. In 2014 he graduated from Goldsmith’s College with an MMus in Composition, passing with distinction. He is currently undertaking PhD research at the University of Manchester under the supervision of Professor Camden Reeves.
His composition’s include two commissions from artist Nastassja Simensky. The London was written in commemoration for HMS the London and was premièred on a fishing boat at the site of the wreck by the Ligeti String Quartet and Soprano Rachel Duckett in 2014. 2017’s The Last Outsides was recorded in Dunford Quarry, Bristol, the film of which is currently being produced.
The Ligeti Quartet have subsequently premièred Will’s second string Quartet at the 2017 Cheltenham Festival as part of the festivals Composers Academy. His composition’s have been performed by the Orchestra of Opera North, Psappha Ensemble, Berkeley Ensemble and Allegri Quartet.
For the 2015-16 season he was musical director of the GKT Music Society Choir and Orchestra.
From 2014-2016 he ran Wild Street Ensemble, a chamber ensemble based in London. In 2016 the ensemble premièred Will’s song cycle Enûma Eliš, a setting of ancient Babylonian creation myths in a representation of the original language. The cycle is due to be recorded in 2017 by Rachel Duckett with the Marsyas Trio, supported by the Bliss Trust.