Tom Williams studied composition at Huddersfield and Keele universities and completed his DMA in composition at Boston University, USA, in 1995. His composition teachers included Margaret Lucy Wilkins, John Casken, Roger Marsh and Richard Cornell.
He was prizewinner of the ALEA III 1993 composition competition for his piano and tape piece Ironwork; his acousmatic work Break was a finalist of 2004 Music Viva, and Shelter received an honourable mention in Bourge, IMEB 2006. His 2009 work Can won the medal of the Senato della Repubblica Italiana for the electroacoustic music section of the VIII International Contemporary Music Contest "Città di Udine".
He is Principal Lecturer in Music Composition and leader of INTIME (INTerrogations Into Music Experimentation) research group at Coventry University.
Dart is a Sonic Art piece for solo amplified cello, digital delays and computer playback. It was commissioned by New York cellist Madeleine Shapiro as part of Earth Day 2012 celebrations and her ongoing Nature Project. It had its UK premiere on the 17 October 2012 at Coventry University and was performed by Madeleine Shapiro.