John Wills

I've been working as a professional musician, arranger, engineer and producer for nearly 30 years and in this time have toured in the UK, Europe and America extensively promoting record releases. I've recorded six sessions for John Peel at Radio 1 and two for Janice Long at Radio 2 and BBC Radio 3s 'Mixing It' commissioned myself & Pinkie Maclure to perform at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2001 for a 45 minute live broadcast. As a result, their album 'From Memorial Crossing' was voted into the top 20 by BBC listeners polls for both Mixing It and Late Junction at the end of the year.

I'm a founder member of art-rock band, 'Loop' and curated the ‘All Tomorrow’s Parties’ Music Festival in 2013.

In 2014 I wrote and arranged the music and sound design as well as producing the films for "Song Noir' performed in 2014 and 2015 at the Edinburgh fringe with my band Pumajaw. It was voted as one of the top 50 must see shows by The Scotsman and gained five star revievs from The Glasgow Herald.
The project was developed in collaboration with Summerhall Arts Edinburgh and funded by Creative Scotland, and Made in Scotland

 I've always liked using my own field recordings in production and especially enjoyed working on the sound design for Song Noir.
I was really lucky to work in collaboration with BAFTA winning sound recordist, Chris Watson on a 40 minute piece for The 2017 Orkney New Music Festival, It was played back through a eight speaker diffusion in St Magnus Cathedral in Kirkwall. Since then I have been busy working with a method or recording and playback of sound in 3 dimensions called Ambisonics.