Bill Thompson is a sound artist and composer. He performs as a soloist as well as in a number of groups including Gates, zerøspace, 3+1, and Airfield with choreographer Ian Spink, duos with Phil Durrant, Phil Maguire and Richard Sanderson, and in the past with Keith Rowe, EXAUDI and others.
Although originally trained as a guitarist, Thompson has worked with live electronics for the better part of 15 years. In 2016 he returned to guitar using one built by Moog combining built in electronics with miscellaneous table top devices, found objects, flashing lights, and the occasional vibrator.
He has earned numerous awards and commissions including the PRS for New Music ATOM award, the GAVAA visual arts award, a PRS for New Music Three Festival commission, the 2010 Aberdeen Visual Arts Award, and was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Award in 2012.
|Labels||Burning Harpsichord Records Touch Radio Ash International Mikroton Records verz imprint Hundred Years Gallery State Sanctioned Records Spectral House Records Bremsstrahlung records and/Oar Autumn Leaves Records Throat Comprende Records PorkBonEs DorianZoyd Earthlier Records Hushroom records|
|Genres||Drone Electro-Acoustic Experimental Noise Soundscapes|
|Instruments||Circuit Bending Moog|