Bill Vine (1980) is an experimental composer, sound artist and ‘luthier electronique’. His current research explores performance practice and the re-use of purpose built electronic musical instruments in experimental music.
Recent works include ATV01 (2014), an interactive, audience dependent sound-art installation utilising modified black and white TVs (ATVs); ATV02 (2014), an audience dependent performances with the ATVs presented in orchestral formation; Code-A (2012), a more traditionally composed three movement work for his Large Flat Panel Speakers (LaFPanS), two clarinets, two cellos and electronics; and Numbers Station (2011), an interactive sound-art installation utilising the LaFPanS. Video of these works can be found at http://www.billvine.co.uk/video/
He is currently working on [UNIT] (http://www.unitunit.org), a multi sensory audio/visual performance/performance environment supported by Norwich Arts Centre, Arts Council England, Electronic Sound Magazine, Watershed Studio, The Shoe Factory Social Club and The Space (Norwich). For this project he is collaborating with composer Anthony Bailey (http://anthonyjohnbailey.com/), visual artist Dan Tombs (http://dantombs.net) and designer/maker Molly Barrett (https://mollythemaker.wordpress.com/)
He has also recently curated an online exhibition for Sound and Music and The Google Cultural Institute entitled “Composer-Built Instruments and the British Music Collection”.
Bill Vine was educated at the University of East Anglia where he completed his PhD in composition. His thesis was entitled “Composing the Instrument: An Alternative Approach to Musical Relationships between Composer, Instrument, Performer and Audience”