Instantaneous Composition
and Collaborations
Since the beginning of Will Connor's career, improvising has been a large part of his presentational style. Inspired by aleatoric composition, jazz and improv music performers, and art rock and noise music, Connor immediately embraced what some AACM members call "instantaneous composition". Drawing from the works of Anthony Braxton, Luigi Russolo (and Italian Futurism), Art Ensemble of Chicago, Sun Ra, Pysick TV, John Cage, John Zorn, and many others; then adding influences from non-musical inspiration, such as H. P. Lovecraft, Godzilla, Kung Fu movies, cactus gardening, and more, Connor cultivated his improv music styles. Often attempting to reverse the expectations of his listeners, Connor seeks to make electronic sounds with acoustic instruments. In addition, he employs homemade instruments and household items alongside traditional and folk percussion from various cultures using a range of standard and extended techniques to create his musical palletes to incorporate in improvised performance settings.

To date, Connor has worked with a huge array of fantastic improvisers (to find out more, please visit Past Projects), and continues to do so on a regular basis. Up coming projects include work with French innovator Anton Mobin, ritual music improv artist Priapus 23 (Akoustik Timbre Frekuency), and Tiple specialist/composer John Garcia.