Pete Billingham BSc (Hons) is an English composer, filmmaker, 3D artist and sound designer based near Glasgow. He holds a Bachelor's Degree (First Class Honours) in Sound for the Moving Image from the Glasgow School of Art.
Pete has been in or around recording studios since 1990, when his parents gave him an Amiga home computer for Christmas. He has recorded in recording studios across the UK and has worked on tracks in Soho studios with Howard Werth (Audience, Captain Beefheart’s Magical Band, The Doors), and gigged extensively in and around London at venues such as The Astoria, The Electric Ballroom, The Aquarium, The Camden Underworld, and Slimelight.
He has played alongside bands such as Ultraviolence, VNV Nation, Haujobb and Sensorium, released several singles, and has been featured on a compilation album with Depeche Mode, Moby, Pitchshifter and Killing Joke.
Fascinated by cinematic music since an early age, Pete turned his hand to score composition after moving to Scotland 10 years ago. After completing an HND in sound production at Forth Valley College and coming top of his year he came to the Glasgow School of Art in 2019 and quickly began to explore new avenues of sonic creativity and collaboration, combining his arsenal of vintage samplers and synths with cutting edge composition and production techniques to refine and hone his art.
In 2018, Pete collaborated with 2 other Forth Valley College students to contribute original chiptune music to the Audio Engineers’ Society’s Christmas Lecture on game music by Dr Kenny McAlpine. In late 2019 Pete worked with Velvet Wolf Films to compose the score for a BBC short film, “Haggis”, which was broadcast on Burns Night 2020.
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