William C. Woxlin, SBA, BMS (full name Peder William Christopher Woxlin Chiappe Johansson, born on 21 January 1988) is a Swedish artist, author, academic & composer. He mostly creates music in the minimalist & synth genre. During 2010, William C. Woxlin finalized his thesis (bachelor's degree), in business and management, called "Perspektiv på HR-arbete vid nedskärningar - en studie om effekter och handlingar, utifrån tre perspektiv, för den fortsatta överlevnaden", receiving bachelor of science in business administration and management. Also in late 2010, William C. Woxlin, became the editor-in-chief at Dalarnas Författarförbund (The Dalecarlean Authors Society of Sweden).
He started out as a solo pianist in 1994 (then 6 years old) playing at different events and later he started to take piano lessons. Later he became a part of Super Synth Farmacia, a group which made songs on computers and toy keyboards, later in 2002 they disbanded. He was also a member in a music collective called Borlange All-Stars. In 2006 Borlange All-Stars disbanded because they couldn't find anything more to express through their music. In 2008 he released his new solo album, Reality After Midnight, after working with it for almost one year; it was later released on iTunes. The last single of the album, Devil May Care, featured Tess and was released on Spotify, 20 August 2009.
During 2009 Woxlin will take a hiatus from music and live performing. Instead he will finalize his first novel, Ad Infinitum (working title). and record spoken-word albums with poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky and François Villon. Currently William C. Woxlin is working on his first novel.
In 2005 Woxlin decided to create the band Sywnthkrawft together with Gustav Jacobsson, Viktor Jacobsson and Daniel Thyberg (who later left the group). Between 2005 and 2007, they released three albums and three singles.
Although their initial sound was ambient inspired, Sywnthkrawft soon switched to a more instrumental synthpop influenced sound. They gained some success with the single, The Photographer's Exceptional Pictures for Body and Mind. On 8 March 2007, it debuted on #1 on the Swedish chart Dalatoppen and held its position for 7 weeks. Their last album, Goodbye, Spaceblade (Re-recorded), were released only weeks before they embarked on a hiatus even though a new album (SK3 - The Space Musical) were in production and planned for a 2008 release.
While never formally breaking up, after Goodbye, Spaceblade (Re-recorded), Woxlin decided to concentrate on his solo project. As time went by Woxlin increasingly dismissed the possibility of reforming the band.
Stage and writing career:
69 - Det Stora Svenska Rymdprojektet:
In 2007 he was announced to be the playwright and director for the Academic Student Theatre of Dalarna, His first major production was his musical called "69: Det Stora Svenska Rymdprojektet - en riktig metamorfos" (69: The Big Swedish Spaceproject - A true metamorphosis) and revolved around the moon landing, made in 1969. The musical featured Hans Villius as a narrator. "69: Det Stora Svenska Rymdprojektet - en riktig metamorfos" received positive reviews. One reviewer compared it to the works of the Swedish comedy group Galenskaparna & After Shave and wrote that the musical was "insanely funny". Beside the screenplay and directing Woxlin was also praised for his acting and singing skills.
Mannen som fanns överallt:
In February 2011, his first collection of haikupoems, "Mannen som fanns överallt", was released. The book received positive reviews and it was said that: "he could be likened to a haikupoet with a good sense of portraying beauty in a tormented world". As a poet he has been compared with Bruno K. Öijer.
Lite råare - känsliga människor undanbedes:
In 2013 he directed and acted in the comical revue Lite råare - känsliga människor undanbedes, written by Anders Nohrstedt. This is one of many collaborations between Nohrstedt and Woxlin, last time on a theatre production was in 2008 with Woxlins musical "69: Det Stora Svenska Rymdprojektet - en riktig metamorfos" where Nohrstedt played one of the main characters. The production received positive reviews. One critic noted that the revue was provocative and addressed controversial issues such as politics, religion and the Fritzl case.
Out of Order:
In 2014 he will direct the 1991 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Comedy play Out of Order by Ray Cooney together with Linda Byman. Woxlin praised Cooney for the pacing and the confused type of comedy of the play.