William Marsey, photo by Marika Kochiashvili
Photo: Marika Kochiashvili

William Marsey is a UK-based composer.

Be nice to see you on BBC Radio 6 Music


Nov 2020

My piece for string quartet and my parents' voices was broadcast on BBC Radio 6 alongside other works from the New Creatives programme. You can listen to it here until 22 December 2020.

Austerity Songs online


Nov 2020

Watch at home: SongSpiel have put videos of up of my entire Austerity Songs cycle. The videos even have subtitles available -- we're living in the future. Check them out here!

This Poor Room, video coming soon


Oct 2020

Lawrence Power and the The Viola Commissioning circle will be putting out a video of my solo viola piece This Poor Room. Will be out on youtube soon -- read more about the work here.   

Lawrence Power lockdown series


Jul 2020

Lawrence Power has commissioned ten new works for his Lockdown Commissions series. The other composers include Cassandra Miller, Huw Watkins, Garth Knox, and Esa-Pekka Salonen. Check out the announcement here

CoMA New Music Trail, Newcastle


Feb 2020

At the start of next month, the Royal Northern Sinfonia will be performing some wind quintet pieces by me for their CoMA New Music Trail, part of a UK-wide festival of new music. Get tickets here.

'Be nice to see you' out now on the BBC


Jan 2020

My short piece for string quartet and recorded sound just went live on the BBC Sounds website. 

This was written for New Creatives North, played by the Ligeti Quartet, with phone and field recordings by me.

Listen now on BBC Sounds. Or, find out more about the piece here.