Video of BiLe at the Network Music Festival

The Network Music Festival has just posted a video of BiLE playing Act 2 of the laptopera, ‘The Death of Stockhausen.’

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Video of the Laptops Meet Musicians Festival

The Laptops Meet Musicians Festival happened just over a year ago (11-12th July 2011), and now a video/documentary has surfaced:

laboratorioarazzi 2011_Laptops Meet Musicians Festival from Alberta Ziche on Vimeo.

The video is partly in Italian and partly in English with Italian subtitles. You can catch the bit about BiLE from 5:10.

It was a great festival. Hopefully, they’ll do another one some time.

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BiLE Perform at Symphony Hall – 29 May 2012

A FREE post-concert performance of new and older works by BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble) in the Birmingham Symphony Hall Cafe Bar after Dracula: The Music and Film.

We will be performing Back to Front by Julien Guillamat, a new work by Shelly Knotts and Chained Melody, a new collaborative work by BiLE specially composed for this great occasion. Not to miss!

If you want to attend  Dracula: The Music and Film’s event performed by the Kronos Quartet and Philip Glass at Symphony Hall go here.

Dracula. La musique et le film. by NuitsdeFourviere
DRACULA SOUNDTRACK BY PHILIP GLASS by bloodyfrenchfred

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BiLE to perform at TEDxBrum

We’re honored to be playing at the first ever TEDx in Birmingham on 24th March. The theme of the conference is The Next Revolution, which will bring together lots of inspirational local thinkers and practicioners.

Birmingham’s inaugural TEDx event will bring the TED spirit of ideas worth spreading to our city for the very first time, igniting a passion for spreading ideas in local communities and beyond. The aim is to spark deep conversations and connections, bringing together people from different backgrounds from across the city to inspire both thought and action.

We’ll unfortunately be missing most of it as we’ll be in Sheffield playing at Lovebytes. We’ll be playing XYZ and Sonnations towards the end of the day. Tickets have unfortunately all gone but you can watch a live stream of it here

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BiLE to perform at Lovebytes 2012

In the first of our gigs for March 24th we’ll be heading out to Sheffield to perform at Placard Headphone Music Festival as part of Lovebytes 2012

Bring your own headphones and plug-in! Part of the Placard international network of headphone and internet streaming music events, this mini-music festival in the centre of the Winter Garden features quick fire performances by Sarah Angliss, Nice, John Moseley, Ron Wright, Yaxu, Ideoforms, Bile Laptop Ensemble, Deliberate + more TBC. Le Placard (meaning cupboard in French) began in a small apartment in Paris in 1998. It has since grown into an international streaming festival concept in cities across the world as part of festivals such as Mutek, Garage, Pixelache and now Lovebytes, thanks to Alex McLean (Yaxu) who has curated this programme. Bring your own headphones and plug-in from 11:00 to 12:40 and 13:40 to 15:20.

The event takes place at Winter Garden (map) from 11:00 to 12:40 and 13:40 to 15:20

We’ll be on early in the day, so be sure to get there at 11:00!

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Date and Time Change

BiLE will now be performing in the 7:30pm concert on Friday, 27 January in the Network Music Festival at The Edge 79-81 Cheapside, Deritend, Birmngham, B12 0QH. We will be playing XYZ and the premiere of Act 2 of the Laptopera, The Death of Stockhausen.

The Network Music Festival is the first ever festival dedicated to music made involving computer networking and is three days of concerts, workshops, talks and installations. It’s well-worth a look (and is put together by several BiLE members!).

Get your tickets here!

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BiLE to Perform in the Network Music Festival

BiLE is set to perform in the 7:30pm concert on Friday, 27 January in the Network Music Festival at The Edge 79-81 Cheapside, Deritend, Birmngham, B12 0QH. We will be playing XYZ and the premiere of Act 2 of the Laptopera, The Death of Stockhausen.

The Network Music Festival is the first ever festival dedicated to music made involving computer networking and is three days of concerts, workshops, talks and installations. It’s well-worth a look (and is put together by several BiLE members!).

Get your tickets here!

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BiLE in the Financial Times

The Financial Times article, Ctrl-Alt-Concerto, about the growing interest in Laptop Bands and Orchestras mentions BiLE and uses one of our press photos. Check it out!

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BiLE performs at Ort Cafe

BiLE will be performing at the Ort grand opening on November 11th

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BiLE gig at Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, Artsfest.

We had so much fun playing at BMAG and what a fantastic audience! Thank you Artsfest.

Here is a video by Antonio Roberts of the gig:

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