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Rev. William Ellis Bradley is a luthier, composer, performer, and certified Deep Listening practitioner.

Currently, William lives in NE Wisconsin where he directs SOLLUS, a solar-acoustic ensemble that incorporates his solar-powered instruments as a means to explore the transmutative and transcendent  aspects of sound.

Additionally, William co-directs the BEGIN Series in Door County, WI with percussionist Jon Mueller.




William received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute (Sculpture ’14), a Masters Certificate of Advanced Studies  from  the  Alternative  School of Fine Art at Wickerson Studios (’15), a certificate in Deep Listening from the Deep Listening Center (’18), and is a Music/Sound MFA Candidate at Bard College (expected ‘20).

William has studied extensively with Rev. Dwight Frizzell and has performed under many monikers alongside groups including BCR, Expo 70, White Gourd & CORUM, Shawn Hansen, and J. Ashley Miller. He is a longtime collaborator of ceramicist Joey Watson with whom he has exhibited in locations including the  Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art. William has received grants from national institutions and has attended national and international residencies.