Bio

NARETHA WILLIAMS

Composer, Sonic Dramaturg & Experimental Artist

Naretha Williams is a composer, sonic dramaturg and experimental artist.  A First Nations Wiradjuri woman of mixed lineage, born and based in Melbourne on the Sovereign Land of the Kulin Nation, Victoria AUS.  Naretha's process­ based work intersects installation and contemporary music, exploring themes around identity, place and the unseen. Ritual and esoteric practice features throughout her signature works as well as methodology utilising DNA sequencing.  Naretha's diverse musical interests span narrative score through to contemporary electronic music and she is engaged across the sector as a sound designer and composer, often working in contemporary dance and theatre.  She is the 2019 winner of the Music Victoria Award for Best Experimental or Avant-garde Act and released her first LP Record BLAK MASS on Heavy Machinery Records in 2020.