Clive Williamson

Keyboards & Production

Clive Williamson is a composer, producer and musician with the group Symbiosis and also works as a freelance graphic designer, photographer and journalist. His main interest has always been finding areas where Technology and the Arts can interact creatively. He trained at the BBC as a sound engineer and worked as a Technical Operator and Studio Manager in radio, and as an Assistant Producer in television (for BBC2’s Riverside and Computers in Control). He went on to produce Applying the Micro for the U.K.’s national Radio 4 network and The Science of Sound for Radio 4 Education and BBC World Service.

As a journalist, Clive has written about the uses of new technology in sound production and music for the Institute of Broadcast Sound magazine Line Up; Sound On Sound magazine; and most recently for the online magazine Digital DIY. Earlier, he wrote three books on home computing (sigma Press and Penguin Books) and articles for Which Micro? , Acorn User, Time Out and Televisual magazine. He was a regular contributor to Matthew on Music and Sarah Ward (BBC World Service), The Big Byte (BBC Radio 5) and has since appeared as a composer and performer on Techno (BBC2); 11 a.m. (Seven Network, Australia), and on numerous radio programmes in the UK and New Zealand.

Clive now concentrates on the Devon-based group Symbiosis, which he founded in West London in 1987 to record music for relaxation and therapy, and which has produced a string of albums across three decades.

Clive Williamson

New Zealand Recording Project

In 1995/6, Clive travelled round New Zealand collecting nature recordings for the highly successful Symbiosis release Aotearoa – Nature Sounds of New Zealand. He returned with his wife Nora in 2017 to make more nature recordings, which have now been issued under his own name as New Zealand Naturally, along with its sister album Songs of Hope, which features the dawn chorus on Tiritiri Matangi Island. You can see images of the locations in which the recordings were made here, and read details of the trips here.

A montage of images of Clive Williamson

Discography

Clive Williamson

Keyboards & Production

Clive Williamson is a composer, producer and musician with the group Symbiosis and also works as a freelance graphic designer, photographer and journalist. His main interest has always been finding areas where Technology and the Arts can interact creatively.

He trained at the BBC as a sound engineer and worked as a Technical Operator and Studio Manager in radio, and as an Assistant Producer in television (for BBC2’s Riverside and Computers in Control). He went on to produce Applying the Micro for the U.K.’s national Radio 4 network and The Science of Sound for Radio 4 Education and BBC World Service.

Clive now concentrates on the Devon-based group Symbiosis, which he founded in West London in 1987 to record music for relaxation and therapy, and which has produced a string of albums across three decades.

Clive Williamson

New Zealand Recording Project

In 1995/6, Clive travelled round New Zealand collecting nature recordings for the highly successful Symbiosis release Aotearoa – Nature Sounds of New Zealand. He returned with his wife Nora in 2017 to make more nature recordings, which have now been issued under his own name as New Zealand Naturally, along with its sister album Songs of Hope, which features the dawn chorus on Tiritiri Matangi Island. You can see images of the locations in which the recordings were made here, and read details of the trips here.

A montage of images of Clive Williamson

Discography

Clive Williamson

Keyboards & Production

Clive Williamson is a composer, producer and musician with the group Symbiosis and also works as a freelance graphic designer, photographer and journalist. His main interest has always been finding areas where Technology and the Arts can interact creatively.

Clive Williamson

Clive trained at the BBC as a sound engineer and worked as a Technical Operator and Studio Manager in radio, and as an Assistant Producer in television (for BBC2’s Riverside and Computers in Control). He went on to produce Applying the Micro for the U.K.’s national Radio 4 network and The Science of Sound for Radio 4 Education and BBC World Service.

Clive now concentrates on the Devon-based group Symbiosis, which he founded in West London in 1987 to record music for relaxation and therapy, and which has produced a string of albums across three decades.

New Zealand Recording Project

In 1995/6, Clive travelled round New Zealand collecting nature recordings for the highly successful Symbiosis release Aotearoa – Nature Sounds of New Zealand. He returned with his wife Nora in 2017 to make more nature recordings, which have now been issued under his own name as New Zealand Naturally, along with its sister album Songs of Hope, which features the dawn chorus on Tiritiri Matangi Island. You can see images of the locations in which the recordings were made here, and read details of the trips here.

Clive Williamson in a snowy New Zealand landscape

Discography

Tears of the Moon

The artwork for Tears of the Moon by Symbiosis

1988/2001

Song of the Peach Tree Spring

The artwork for Song of the Peach Tree Spring by Symbiosis

1988/1998

Touching the Clouds

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

1992/1995

Lake of Dreams

The artwork for Lake of Dreams by Symbiosis

1994

Autumn Days

The artwork for Autumn Days by Symbiosis

1995/2007

Amber & Jade

The artwork for Amber & Jade by Symbiosis

1996

Aotearoa

The artwork for Aotearoa by Symbiosis

1997/2007

Sea of Light

The artwork for Sea of Light by Symbiosis

1999

The Comfort Zone

The artwork for The Comfort Zone by Symbiosis

2002

Dancing in your Dreams

The artwork for Dancing in your Dreams by Symbiosis

2005

Touching the Clouds Therapist’s Edition

The artwork for Touching the Clouds - Therapist's Edition by Symbiosis

1992/2007

The Dream of the Emperor’s Concubine

The artwork for The Dream of the Emperor's Concubine by Maloviere & Symbiosis

2008

Air & Grace

The artwork for Air & Grace - Relaxing Music for the Flute by John Hackett & Symbiosis

2017

Flowing with the Tide

The artwork for Flowing with the Tide by Clive Williamson & Symbiosis

2018

New Zealand Naturally

The artwork for New Zealand Naturally by Clive Williamson

2018

Songs of Hope

The artwork for Songs of Hope by Clive Williamson

2019

Tears of the Moon

The artwork for Tears of the Moon by Symbiosis

1988/2001

Song of the Peach Tree Spring

The artwork for Song of the Peach Tree Spring by Symbiosis

1988/1998

Touching the Clouds

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

1992/1995

Lake of Dreams

The artwork for Lake of Dreams by Symbiosis

1994

Autumn Days

The artwork for Autumn Days by Symbiosis

1995/2007

Amber & Jade

The artwork for Amber & Jade by Symbiosis

1996

Aotearoa

The artwork for Aotearoa by Symbiosis

1995/2007

Sea of Light

The artwork for Sea of Light by Symbiosis

1999

The Comfort Zone

The artwork for The Comfort Zone by Symbiosis

2002

Dancing in your Dreams

The artwork for Dancing in your Dreams by Symbiosis

2005

Touching the Clouds Therapist’s Edition

The artwork for Touching the Clouds - Therapist's Edition by Symbiosis

1992/2007

The Dream of the Emperor’s Concubine

The artwork for The Dream of the Emperor's Concubine by Maloviere & Symbiosis

2008

Air & Grace

The artwork for Air & Grace - Relaxing Music for the Flute by John Hackett & Symbiosis

2017

Flowing with the Tide

The artwork for Flowing with the Tide by Clive Williamson & Symbiosis

2018

New Zealand Naturally

The artwork for New Zealand Naturally by Clive Williamson

2018

Songs of Hope

The artwork for Songs of Hope by Clive Williamson

2019

Tears of the Moon

The artwork for Tears of the Moon by Symbiosis

1988/2001

Song of the Peach Tree Spring

The artwork for Song of the Peach Tree Spring by Symbiosis

1988/1998

Touching the Clouds

The artwork for Touching the Clouds by Symbiosis

1992/1995

Lake of Dreams

The artwork for Lake of Dreams by Symbiosis

1994

Autumn Days

The artwork for Autumn Days by Symbiosis

1995/2007

Amber & Jade

The artwork for Amber & Jade by Symbiosis

1996

Aotearoa

The artwork for Aotearoa by Symbiosis

1995/2007

Sea of Light

The artwork for Sea of Light by Symbiosis

1999

The Comfort Zone

The artwork for The Comfort Zone by Symbiosis

2002

Dancing in your Dreams

The artwork for Dancing in your Dreams by Symbiosis

2005

Touching the Clouds – Therapist’s Edition

The artwork for Touching the Clouds - Therapist's Edition by Symbiosis

1992/2007

The Dream of the Emperor’s Concubine

The artwork for The Dream of the Emperor's Concubine by Maloviere & Symbiosis

2008

Air & Grace

The artwork for Air & Grace - Relaxing Music for the Flute by John Hackett & Symbiosis

2017

Flowing with the Tide

The artwork for Flowing with the Tide by Clive Williamson & Symbiosis

2018

New Zealand Naturally

The artwork for New Zealand Naturally by Clive Williamson

2018

Songs of Hope

The artwork for Songs of Hope by Clive Williamson

2019

Collaborations

Clive recorded John Hackett and pianist Sally Goodworth’s album of John’s classically-inspired tunes titled “Velvet Afternoon” and designed the covers for both that release, “Checking Out of London” (March 2005), and John’s flute and guitar album: “Prelude to Summer” (2008).

Clive also appeared on: Denise Linn‘s guided meditations ‘Angels! Angels! Angels!’, ‘Phoenix Rising’, ‘Dreams’, ‘Secrets & Mysteries – the Glory and Pleasure of Being a Woman’ and ‘Instinctive Feng Shui for Creating Sacred Space’; “Salvador” on the New Age Music Association’s release ‘Lucid Dreaming’ (1992); “Shaving is Boring” on the debut album by the UK group Hatfield and the North (1973); and a number of BBC Audio Productions including: Satellites Français; The Paddington Bear stories; Get by in French and Get by in German. His recordings of nature sounds (New Zealand Naturally) have been featured by the BBC, RNZ National and by the Royal New Zealand Ballet in their acclaimed touring stage production of The Piano (2018).

Radio Journalist Interviews

As a journalist, Clive carried out many interviews for BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, the World Service and Transcription Recording Unit, Denmark Radio, ABC Australia and Capital Radio (London). These include:

Rock musicians: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Paul Simon, Frank Zappa, Jaco Pastorius, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Daevid Allen and Steve Hillage (Gong), Viv Stanshall, Ian Dury, Joe Zawinul, Todd Rundgren, Kevin Godley & Lol Creme, John Miles, Julie Felix, Judy Tzuke, guitarist John Williams, Glen Velez, Adrian Belew, Wendy Carlos, and Bob Moog.

Members of: Blondie (Debbie Harry, Chris Stein etc.), The Human League (incl. Phil Oakey), Roxy Music (Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera etc.), Soft Machine (Mike Ratledge), Can (Michael Karoli), Tangerine Dream (Edgar Froese), Brand X (Percy Jones), Magazine, The Gang of Four, XTC, Heaven 17, UK, Scritti Politti (Green), Hatfield and the North (Dave Stewart), Spirit (Ed Cassidy), Van Halen, Blue Oyster Cult and Talking Heads (David Byrne).

Poets: Linton Kwesi Johnson & John Cooper Clarke,

Designers and Photographers: Roger Dean, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell (‘Po’) of Hipgnosis, Chris Foss, Pennie Smith and Kim Poor.

Jazz musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Victor Feldman, Bobby Wellins, Pepper Adams, Dick Morrissey and Herbie Mann.

Clive Williamson

Radio Journalist Interviews

As a journalist, Clive has written about the uses of new technology in sound production and music for the Institute of Broadcast Sound magazine Line Up; Sound On Sound magazine; and most recently for the online magazine Digital DIY. Earlier, he wrote three books on home computing (sigma Press and Penguin Books) and articles for Which Micro? , Acorn User, Time Out and Televisual magazine. He was a regular contributor to Matthew on Music and Sarah Ward (BBC World Service), The Big Byte (BBC Radio 5) and has since appeared as a composer and performer on Techno (BBC2); 11 a.m. (Seven Network, Australia), and on numerous radio programmes in the UK and New Zealand. Clive carried out many interviews for BBC Radios 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, the World Service and Transcription Recording Unit, Denmark Radio, ABC Australia and Capital Radio (London). These include:

Rock musicians: Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Steve Hackett, Paul Simon, Frank Zappa, Jaco Pastorius, Brian Eno, Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Robert Wyatt, Mike Oldfield, Pete Townshend, Kate Bush, Daevid Allen and Steve Hillage (Gong), Viv Stanshall, Ian Dury, Joe Zawinul, Todd Rundgren, Kevin Godley & Lol Creme, John Miles, Julie Felix, Judy Tzuke, guitarist John Williams, Glen Velez, Adrian Belew, Wendy Carlos, and Bob Moog.

Members of: Blondie (Debbie Harry, Chris Stein etc.), The Human League (incl. Phil Oakey), Roxy Music (Brian Ferry, Phil Manzanera etc.), Soft Machine (Mike Ratledge), Can (Michael Karoli), Tangerine Dream (Edgar Froese), Brand X (Percy Jones), Magazine, The Gang of Four, XTC, Heaven 17, UK, Scritti Politti (Green), Hatfield and the North (Dave Stewart), Spirit (Ed Cassidy), Van Halen, Blue Oyster Cult and Talking Heads (David Byrne).

Poets: Linton Kwesi Johnson & John Cooper Clarke,

Designers and Photographers: Roger Dean, Storm Thorgerson and Aubrey Powell (‘Po’) of Hipgnosis, Chris Foss, Pennie Smith and Kim Poor.

Jazz musicians: Freddie Hubbard, Victor Feldman, Bobby Wellins, Pepper Adams, Dick Morrissey and Herbie Mann.

Books

Books by Clive Williamson:
Getting the Most from Your BBC Micro (Penguin Books Ltd, 1984) ISBN 0 14 00.7812 6
Getting the Most from Your Acorn Electron (Penguin Books Ltd, 1984) ISBN 0 14 00.7805 3
Mastering View, ViewSheet and ViewStore (Sigma Press, 1987) ISBN 1-85058-051-0