Kymbali Williams (1997) is an Estonian-Ghanian multi-instrumentalist composer, producer, videographer, mover, and photographer, raised in London. She studied a BA in Creative Music Technology at the Academy of Contemporary Music in London, graduating in 2019. During her studies, she was exposed to the fields of sound production, engineering and surround sound. The exposure to these tools sparked interest in how they can be applied to the performing arts.
In 2021, Kymbali released her self-produced, debut album ‘Laulud kui Linnud’, which is a homage to Estonian language, folklore and poetry. She has performed at various shows and festivals including: Tallinn Music Week, Von Krahl Theatre, Kõu festival and Urissaare festival. She also completed numerous TikTok challenges where she arranged and performed different styles of music. The audiovisual series, Dream River, reflects her early desire to explore textual, auditory and visual languages as a whole.
Over the last year, Kymbali has collaborated and been mentored by Hanna Junti, who has helped broaden her movement knowledge, leading to more fruitful collaborations with dancers and physical performers. Her artistic practice focuses on interdisciplinary ways of merging music, visual arts and movement. During the period of CPPM, she intends to research different forms of mixed reality, including binaural audio, ambisonics, projection mapping and holographic visuals in relation to the body – allowing her to devise multidimensional, visceral performances. Through her artistic research she aims to create symbiosis between audiovisual immersive environments and physical performance, re-imagining the connection between physicality, musicality and technology.