William Trigg has been performing, composing, and conducting new music for over 25 years. He has premiered solo works by Babbitt, Bouchard, Dlugoszewski, Kupferman, Shapey, & Volans, and was solo marimbist in the New York City Ballet’s premiere production of Michael Torke’s “Echo”. William Trigg is a member of the Brooklyn Philharmonic, the Car Music Project, the Manhattan Marimba Quartet, the New Music Consort, New York Virtuosi, the PULSE Percussion Ensemble, and Musicians’ Accord. He has performed and recorded with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Steve Reich & Musicians, the Philip Glass Ensemble, the Group for Contemporary Music, Parnassus, Abandon, Newband, the Erick Hawkins Dance Company, the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Composers Orchestra, and numerous others. Mr. Trigg has premiered over 100 solo, chamber, and orchestral works.
One of a handful of musicians to have performed with Erick Hawkins, Merce Cunningham, Paul Taylor, and Martha Graham, William Trigg is very active in composing and performing for modern dance. In addition to the aforementioned companies, Mr. Trigg has performed with LifeDance, the Wellspring Dance Project, Gathering Wood, and Jody Oberfelder Dance Projects. Mr. Trigg has composed works in collaboration with many modern choreographers, including Gloria McLean, Jody Oberfelder, Katherine Duke, Mariko Tanabe, and Alan Hineline.
William Trigg is also active as a conductor, composer and educator. Mr. Trigg conducted the ensemble for Lucy Shelton at Town Hall, NYC, in Ginastera’s “Cantata para America Magica”, and has conducted frequently for the Erick Hawkins Dance Company. He is currently the conductor & music director for The College of New Jersey Percussion Ensemble. His compositions have been performed by the Manhattan Marimba Quartet, the New Music Consort, Musicians’ Accord, LifeDance, the Wellspring Dance Project, the Manhattan Percussion Ensemble, the Experimental Percussion Orchestra, The College of NJ Percussion Ensemble, the Usdan Percussion Ensemble, and the Kingsborough Percussion Ensemble. William Trigg is on the faculties of The College of New Jersey and Rowan University.