Photograph © H. Spenceley, Pirhuk – Greenland Mountain Guides (Greenland expedition 2016)

Bill composes music inspired by immersive fieldwork in outdoor places involving collaboration with artists, scientists and other outdoor specialists. He maintains a busy conducting career. He also works in sustainable maritime shipping.

Carrownagappul is a Harry Woolhouse Trust commission for the 25th anniversary of Imperial College Sinfonietta, and is inspired by fieldwork in the raised bog of the same name in Co. Galway, Ireland. Bill collaborated with renowned Irish photographer, Tina Claffey, for this project, and her photographs inspire the work. In 2018/19 he won a Finzi Scholarship to compose a piece inspired by Mountain Hares. Disco Ball – Mountain Hare was premiered by Farnborough Symphony Orchestra in 2022. The research trips for this piece inspired the travel essay, Composing in the Cairngorms; and the project features in a Finzi Trust podcast. In 2016 Bill collaborated with the poet, Helen Mort, on an exploratory climbing expedition in East Greenland for a piece commissioned by The Little Baroque Company. The Singing Glacier includes original, spoken poetry by Helen and film by Richard Jones. Helen’s poetry and the project were also celebrated by Hercules Editions in a chapbookThe Singing Glacier, with paintings by Emma Stibbon RA. 2024 sees the launch of The Sea of Trees, a project inspired by the 6th century voyage of St Brendan. This will include a journey by sailing ship from Kerry to the Faroe Islands, and will highlight the plight of phytoplankton – the so-called ‘marine forest’.

Bill is Artistic Director of Farnborough Symphony Orchestra, St Albans Symphony Orhestra and Imperial College Sinfonietta, and he guest conducts widely.

Bill is co-founder of Guild of Ships – a booking system and circular economy platform for the sustainable maritime shipping sector. He is continually inspired by this visionary and hard-working community.