About me

Charlie Hooper-Williams is a composer/pianist, software developer and new media artist. His work has been performed or exhibited at Chicago’s Museum of Contemporary Art, The Aspen Festival, Shanghai Expo, King’s Place Hall One (London), SXSW, CMJ, Cincinnati Conservatory, Northwestern University, TEDxAldeburgh, 44AD Artspace (Bath, UK), University of Cambridge, Gallerie Dynjandi (Bíldudalur, Iceland), and Studio XX (Montreal). His software has been featured as Apple’s App of the Day and in WIRED magazine’s top 100 apps. He is a resident of Bristol’s Pervasive Media Studio and The Studio at Palace Yard (Bath).

This is me


  • University of Cambridge, Centre for Music & Science (Clare)
  • Columbia College (Chicago), Lecturer, MFA Music Composition for the Screen
  • Northwestern University, School of Music


  • How I see music using code | TEDxBath
  • Biomimetic Electronics | Computational Neuroscience Unit, University of Bristol
  • Never give up on quitting | TEDxWageningenUniversity
  • Biomimetic Electronics | Pervasive Media Studio (Bristol)
  • Public-key encryption explained | QTalks (Bath)
  • Tips for the Ethical Time Traveler | Bath Skeptics
  • Si! Si! Si! How the leading tone creates desire in music | QTalks (Bath)
  • Our Music Reflects the Reality We Expect | QTalks (Bath)
  • Sing for the Win: A ludic, immersive approach to teaching musicality | musicLearningLive (Singapore)
  • Embodied Musical Gesture as a Game Controller | ICMPC/ESCOM
  • A Digital Game-Based Model for Learning Musicality | Anglia Ruskin (Cambridge)