Birmingham Laptop Ensemble (BiLE) is a collaborative group of composers and performers of instrumental and electroacoustic music, founded in early 2011. BiLE has an open attitude towards experimentation with sound, allowing each performer to utilse their own tools and musical experience. BiLE has also developed it’s own networking tools, allowing cross-platform communication and data sharing via OSC.
Since its creation BiLE has performed at a number of local and international events including the Electroacoustic Composition Forum in Liverpool, Network Music Festival in Birmingham, NIME in Oslo and Laptops Meet Musicians Festival in Venice.
My role in the group is, where necessary, to provide visuals for their compositions. This can range from playing video loops over their performance or visuals that are more connected with the piece
BiLE performing Laptopera at Network Music Festival