Ryan Williams is a recorder & ocarina player, improviser, interdisciplinary-performance maker and arts producer based in Naarm/Melbourne. His creative practice focuses on composing and improvising new music, and creating exploratory & transdisciplinary projects through skill-sharing collaborations with artists and communities.

Ryan performs and creates within improvisatory & exploratory music, site- specific/installation contexts, traditional music from Eastern Europe, Japan, Ireland and the U.S, western art music & jazz, popular folk music, and video game music. He has performed at major Australian and international festivals including Falls Festival, Setouchi Triennale (Japan), Antwerp Fringe Festival, Woodford Folk Festival, and regularly performs with leading arts companies, including Sydney Symphony Orchestra, ELISION Ensemble & Snuff Puppets.


Ryan Williams . . . he’s described as the Jimi Hendrix of the recorder
Brian Wise, Off The Record, Triple R, 102.7FM

“Williams and duo partner Matthew Horsley …demonstrating the gold that can often
result from unexpected collaborations.”
Megan Steller, The Age

“Shining over the entire show is Melbourne-based Ryan Williams”