William Brittelle is a Brooklyn-based composer of post-genre electro-acoustic music. His most recent album Loving the Chambered Nautilus, written specifically for the players of ACME (the American Contemporary Music Ensemble), Nautilus is a series of electro-acoustic chamber music pieces melding classic synthesizer sounds and drum programming and classical composition. Previously, William released Television Landscape, his fully-composed, post-apocalyptic art rock concept album scored for orchestra, rock band, synths, and children’s choir.
His compositions have been presented across the U.S., Seattle’s Icebreaker Festival curated, the Festival Internacional, Pittsburgh’s Music on the Edge series, Seattle's Town Hall, the Switchboard Festival in San Francisco, le Poisson Rouge, Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater, The Stone, and the Ecstatic Music Festival at Merkin Hall. His music has been commissioned by the Seattle Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, and the Grammy-winning vocal group Roomful of Teeth and the Williams College Chorus.
William received grants and awards from the National Endowment of the Arts, American Music Center, American Composers Forum, the Jerome Foundation, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, and ASCAP. He co-artistic directs New Amsterdam Records and New Amsterdam Presents. He is currently on the faculty of The New School School in New York City, teaching courses in Post-Genre Music and the Ethos of Punk.