BiLE (Birmingham Laptop Ensemble) currently exists as a concept for collaborative network music.
In its previous form BiLE consisted of a collaborative group of composers and performers of instrumental and electroacoustic music 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. This has included, the use of gestural controllers such as iPhones, wiimotes and Xbox Kinect, and including interactive elements in the performance where audience members can control aspects of the sound.
BiLE’s current core team of contemplators are composers Charles Céleste Hutchins and Shelly Knotts and glitch video artist Antonio Roberts.