BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble) are a collaborative group of composers and performers of instrumental and electroacoustic music. Six musicians and one video artist were brought together through their shared interest in live performance and desire to perform and improvise together in an interactive ensemble.

BiLE has an open attitude towards experimentation with sound, allowing members of the group to bring their own tools and musical experience to the ensemble. This enables composers with varied backgrounds to contribute to every aspect of the performance.

BiLE like to experiment with new ideas and technology and are continually developing and intergrating new aspects into their performances.  Recently this has included the use of gestural controllers such as iPhones, wiimotes and Xbox Kinect, and introducing interactive elements into the performance where audience members can control aspects of the sound.

BiLE has also developed networking tools which allow its members to communicate whilst using different sound generation platforms.

BiLE’s core team of performers are: Iain Armstrong, Julien Guillamat, Charles Céleste Hutchins, Shelly Knotts, Norah Lorway, Chris Tarren.

BiLE perform with live visuals by glitch artist Antonio Roberts.

Contact us: bilensemble@gmail.com

BiLE Members

Charles C Hutchins