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, a Scottish Arts Council grant to support a residency at STEIM, a PRS for New Music Three Festival commission (Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival, Le Weekend, and Aberdeen SOUND festival), the 2009 Aberdeenshire Homecoming commission, and the 2010 Aberdeen Visual Arts Award.
In addition to working as a solo artist, Thompson has also performed and collaborated with numerous well known artists including Keith Rowe, Ian Spink, Faust, EXAUDI, Mark Wastell, Burkhard Beins, Rick Reed, and others. He is also 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 such as Keith Rowe, Rhodri Davies, Burkhard Beins, and Lee Patterson.
Thompson has releases on several labels and his work has been featured on BBC’s Radio 3 programme, Hear and Now, as well as various other programmes.