William Peacock is a Mississippi-born composer and Indiana transplant who studied with Dr. Andrew Mark Sauerwein during his undergraduate at Belhaven University in Jackson and earned his Master's in Music Composition at Butler University under the tutelage of Dr. Frank Felice and Dr. Michael Schelle.
William has had his works commissioned and premiered by the Butler University Percussion Ensemble, HYPERCUBE, Forward Motion, and the Ascending Duo.
William’s music is most often sacred in content, exploring goodness, truth, and beauty as they flow out from our common Creator. At times reflecting eternity, with amply spaced, floating textures, and at other times reflecting the Incarnation and life itself with engaging rhythmic intensity, his highly colorful writing style drifts between simplicity and complexity. His music seeks to invite performers and audiences into contemplation of and engagement with the Divine as they join him in the process of making music together.
Six Feet and Waiting (2020)
for flute and violin
Written during the COVID-19 Pandemic, Six Feet and Waiting is a reminder that not only are we waiting for the end of the unfortunate social precautions (six feet apart), but also the ultimate end of all suffering (six feet under). The latter is waiting according to faith: the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.
This piece was premiered in collaboration with Abi Ogle's art show, Natural Disaster, which may be seen at her fabulous website: aogleart.com
Flutist is Jenna Page
Violinist is Sarah Page
Video by Nathan Ekema