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Will Saunders (born 1983 in Stockton-On-Tees, UK) is an artist working musically in collaborative contexts. A queer, self-taught musician he studied Sonic Arts at Middlesex University London and continues to practice and research in that field. He has worked with many musicians, theatre makers, choreographers and visual artists in the UK, Germany, and worldwide. Saunders also teaches on the BA Filmmaking and MA Experimental Film courses at Kingston University, London. He has had heavy involvement in the UK DIY music scene and this activity influences his practice.
Key collaborators to date include Lea Anderson, Steve Blake, Dickie Beau, Simon Vincenzi, Hans Diernberger, Anna Homler, Lucia King, LampingHuppSaunders, and Sarah Kenchington. Work to date has been exhibited or performed in many cultural venues including: The Southbank Centre, London; Centre for Contemporary Art, Glasgow; Fuhrwerkswaage Kunstraum, Cologne; Centro em Movimento, Lisbon; The Barbican Centre, London; Alter Feuerwache, Cologne; Sadler’s Wells Theatre, London; IBT International Festival, Bristol; Festival of Women, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Dickie Beau’s “Camera Lucida” theatre show, with music and sound concept from Saunders, was the winner of the Oxford Samuel Beckett Theatre Trust Award, 2014.
The video/sound installation “LANYC” from Hans Diernberger and Saunders was selected for the Marl International Media Art Awards, 2016.