William Gardiner is an Australian composer currently studying at the Yale School of Music, where he is mentored by David Lang. In addition to formal studies, he has also worked in sound engineering and electronic production with Ben Frost at Bedroom Community/Greenhouse Studios Iceland, with the support of the Australia Council for the Arts.

In 2017 he was commissioned by the composer John Adams and his partner Deborah O’Grady to write a cello concerto for the Berkeley Symphony and cellist Tessa Seymour, to celebrate Adams’ 70th birthday year. Also in 2017, the LA-based chamber ensemble wild Up premiered ALL IS FOR THE BEST—a video opera co-created with DRELLER, and still under development—as part of The Industry’s First Take 2017program.