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Bill Thompson

Bill Thompson is a sound artist, performer, and composer living in Aberdeen, Scotland. He has been active as a professional artist for over 15 years, both in the US and UK, as well as touring and performing abroad (Germany, Sweden, Holland, and elsewhere.) His work encompasses several disciplines including live electronics (for compositions, improvisations, and installations), composition for acoustic and electronic instruments, and sound installations (both the purely sonic, as well as those involving a strong visual element.) Some of his past installations/events include those for the sound festival in Aberdeen (installed at the Aberdeen Train Station), the University of Aberdeen (installed at Marischal Museum), and urbanNovember's Oil and the City program, installed at the Aberdeen Maritime Museum. He also organized the SoundasArt conference in Aberdeen 2006, curated The Burning Harpsichord experimental music programme (formerly at The Lemon Tree), and currently moderate the SoundasArt weblist and hosts a weekly experimental music radio programme The Fog on shmuFM.

Thompson has played with many well known artists including Keith Rowe, Rick Reed, Faust, and others and has been released on State Sanctioned Records, 7hings Records, Spectral House, Ecolirecords, Porkbones, Bremsstrahlung, Autumn records, and has work distributed by Deadline records. He has been awarded the PRS Atom award for New Music, the GAVAA award to develop a new visual software program, and a various research grants by the Scottish Arts Council and University of Aberdeen. For more information on his work, sound files, pictures, and reviews, go to

events in 2008 with Bill Thompson
  Date Day Time Location Event Details
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25Sat10.00 amAberdeenComposers' Day
26Sun 7.00 pmAberdeenThe Burning Harpsichord Series
26Sun10.00 pmTHE FOG on shmuFM, presented by Bill Thompson
2Sun10.00 pmTHE FOG on shmuFM, presented by Bill Thompson
9Sun10.00 pmTHE FOG on shmuFM, presented by Bill Thompson
16Sun10.00 pmTHE FOG on shmuFM, presented by Bill Thompson