Edward Williams 1921 - 2013

We are sad to announce the death on Sunday 8th of December of Soundbeam originator Edward Williams.

Following a rich and varied career as a composer for film and television, Edward's involvement with Soundbeam (a device he originally conceived primarily as a tool for contemporary dance) became a key part of his life from the early 1990's onwards. His interest in the democratisation of opportunity for musical expression and performance afforded by Soundbeam, along with his eagerness to explore new forms of electronic music technology, provided Edward with an energetic focus for his later years along with his wife Judy who still has an active role.

A fundamentally generous man, a lifelong socialist and a highly principled thinker and artist, Edward Williams will be deeply missed by his family, his colleagues, and the many teachers and other professionals in the world of special needs who had the pleasure to meet him during his 25 years with Soundbeam.