For many years P. Emerson Williams has been known for densely layered experimental work in the projects Choronzon and Veil of Thorns as well as for adding his unique form of weirdness to releases by Manes and as a core member of kkoagulaa. Williams' music released under his own name created for theatrical productions and silent films are marked by the same enveloping and elaborate arrangements. With the release of Det Er Stille Under Vatnet he strips away everything down to a single acoustic guitar with the occasional touch of hunting horn and chanting. What this shows is that the depth and challenge of Williams' music lies in the compositional element and performance regardless of how big or small the arrangements are. Inspired by the majestic landscape and folk music of Norway where he grew up, P. Emerson Williams wrings a highly evocative atmosphere from his instrument.
P. Emerson Williams is a multi-media artist delving in music, art, writing, and video. More people listen to the sounds of P. Emerson Williams every day than realize it, for much of it is embedded in extensive transmedia projects past and ongoing. A visionary artist and an illustrator, his work takes projects spanning physical and digital media, genres and modes of performance to strange realms.
"Given P. Emerson Williams extensive track record of cross-medium and genre art over the past thirty years, it is likely he will become an underground legend. This may have occurred already, yet given his reclusiveness, it’s unlikely he would notice." -James Curcio, author of Fallen Nation, Join My Cult and The Immanence of Myth
P. Emerson Williams - Necrofuturist Highwire Artist – Dr. Hyatts Black Book Omega, The Original Falcon Press, 2009www.discogs.com/artist/P.+Emerson+Williams#t=Credits_All&q=&p=1
P. Emerson Williams - 12-String Acoustic Guitar, English Hunting Horn, Chants
Catch P. Emerson Williams and his guitar on tour this fall with Jarboe starting with Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II.
More dates to be announced soon.
It has been confirmed that I shall be performing with the mighty Jarboe at Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II later this year. I could not be more excited and honoured. I hope to see as many of you as possible. Tickets for this amazing experience are bound to sell out quickly, so don’t wait too long to book them.
Buy Tickets: http://www.ancestralfires.org/get-tickets/
Three days and three evenings of music located in the Sierra Nevada’s Tahoe National Forest Desolation Wilderness: September 20–22 2013
Stella Natura: The Light of Ancestral Fires II will be held at Shinnyboo Creek Resort in the high Sierras, in the heart of Tahoe National Forest. This 160 acres of private property is lush with greenery thriving around every bend, with towering pines shading the trails and paths that lead you to the south fork Yuba River rushing over rock formations into gushing waterfalls and tide pools.