Pile of Wires
Pile of Wires is a Long Beach electroacoustic ensemble focused on developing interactive and experimental music making practices. Use of laptops, projection, and electronic controllers, as well as the development of new sensors and controllers plays a central role to performance. As a collective, we aim to make electronic music more accessible to general audiences through creating visceral connections between what is seen and what is heard.
The members of Pile of Wires met and studied at CSU Long Beach’s Bob Cole Conservatory of Music and have varied specialties and backgrounds, from research archiving to rock band experience. The ensemble frequently collaborates with artists in other artistic disciplines and performs at special events. We have recently performed at the CSULB Japanese Gardens, SoundPedro, and throughout CSU Long Beach. Guest artistry plays a central function to our mission, as it allows for the constant development of the ensemble, and promotes artistic flexibility.