Swings and Roundabouts, Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 7 and 14th
Performing with Mushroom Collective in Edinburgh Fringe, Aug 7th and 14th. More details soon.
Bill Thompson : Matthew Olden : Kathy Hinde, Bristol, June 19th
Brunswick Club, Brunswick Square, Bristol, BS2 8NX, June 19th, 8pm – 10:30pm, £7/£5
NAWR #7, June 18th, Swansea
Sylvia Hallett / Phil Durrant /Hendrickse-Mudd-Thompson
A night of live electronics, feedback and improvisation. Performing in trio with Tom Mudd and Jan Hendrickse. Also performing solo sets are Phil Durrant and Sylvia Hallett. June 17th, 7-10pm. More details here.
Deptford Town Hall, New Cross Rd, London SE14 6AF, £5
Doing it Wrong: Repurposing Technology to Inspire Learning
Giving a talk at the Teaching and Creativity on Popular Music, University of Surrey, June 10th. More info.
Sound of light promo video from Sound Festival 2016
Strata performed by 6daEXit Improvisation Ensemble
Guildford International Music Festival, March 4th, Guildford
Sound artist Bill Thompson will lead a soundwalk through Guildford’s urban and rural landscape.
An ‘excursion whose main purpose is listening to the environment. It is exposing our ears to every sound around us no matter where we are’ (Hildegard Westerkamp), this is an opportunity to engage with the world and your experience at a very deep level.
The walk is conducted in silence and phones and other devices should be turned off. The walk will take approximately 1 hour, setting off from the Electric Theatre and finishing at Holy Trinity Church where drinks will be served. A short discussion will be held to reflect on participants’ experience. More information.
Meet at Electric Theatre, Onslow Street, Guildford, 11am, GU1 4SZ. Free.
Guildford International Music Festival, Feb 28th, Guildford
An evening of experimental music featuring live electronics, acoustic and electromagnetic feedback, and digital improvisation, curated by Bill Thompson.
The evening opens with DIG, an ensemble of Creative Music Technology students from the University of Surrey, who explore live electronics, acoustic and digital improvisation. DIG are followed by Mudd/Hendrickse/Thompson, a new collaboration between veteran sound artists Tom Mudd, Jan Hendrickse and Bill Thompson. The final set features the plunderphonic, electro/acoustic, computer composer John Wall who came to prominence in the late 90s and early 2000s when he released a range of critically acclaimed works on his own Utterpsalm label featuring micro-edited sample based compositions. More information.
Holy Trinity Church, High Street, Guildford, GU1 3RR. £8, £6 conc, £2 students/U18
Radio Guest, Feb 10th, Longwave Radio
Mike Harding introduces UK-based American sound artist Bill Thompson, who talks about his work as a sonic teacher and practitioner heavily influenced by Pauline Oliveros, Steve Reich, Earl Brown, Eliane Radigue, Max Neuhaus, Alvin Lucier and others. Listen here.
fast+Dirty, Jan 4th -7th, The Workroom, Glasgow
fast+Dirty is a multidisciplinary creative workshop which aims to combine ideas, movement, performance, image and sound in new ways. Each day a new task. Choreographer Ian Spink will be joined by composer Bill Thompson and film-maker Alan Paterson to lead participants throughout the workshop. More information.