Late night sound sessions: Bill Thompson + Silent Chaos
Sound Festival 2019 Aberdeen
Artists: Bill Thompson and Silent Chaos
Bill Thompson performs his latest work for tabletop Moog guitar and electronics soon to be released on Burning Harpsichord Records.
Originally trained as a jazz guitarist at North Texas State University, Thompson abandoned guitar after recurring bouts with tendinitis left him unable to play. Instead of pursing a jazz career, for the past 20 years he developed an experimental and sometimes controversial music practice using found objects, bespoke electronics and laptop. Since 2017, however, he has returned to guitar, albeit, using one made by Moog.
Silent Chaos support with Origins, an immersive sonic exploration of our growing disconnect with nature and our true selves which aims to explore our origins, both spiritual and material, digging deep into the collective unconscious, using complex environments in contemporary media art for creating self-evident and unique experiences, that invite the audience to dive into the legacy of Humanity and to reconnect them to their Origins.
Expect sustained drones, subtle ambiences, improvised textures, electronic interferences and harsh noise.