Bill Thompson is a sound and video artist who has performed extensively throughout the UK and abroad. His work involves the combination of found objects, field recordings, repurposed live electronics, and digital media to create evolving structures for installations and live performance.
Relocating to the UK from Texas in 2004, he was awarded a full scholarship to pursue a PhD in Composition. Since then he has earned numerous awards and commissions including the PRS for New Music ATOM award, the GAVAA visual arts award, an SAC funded residency at STEIM, a PRS for New Music Three Festival commission, a 2009 Aberdeenshire Homecoming commission, a 2010 Aberdeen Visual Arts Award, and nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award.
In addition to working as a solo artist, Thompson has performed and collaborated with numerous well known artists including Keith Rowe, Ian Spink, Faust, EXAUDI and others. He is an avid supporter of new music and is the director of the Burning Harpsichord Series, a concert programme devoted to showcasing experimental music of the highest calibre.
As an educator he has several years experience delivering workshops and education programs across a wide range of contexts, including formal and informal settings (for young people and adults), as a lecturer in universities, and working with vulnerable and special needs children.
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