William “Bilwa” Costa is an artist who works in the performing, sound, and visual arts contexts. Improvisation and collaboration with other artists are essential elements of his work. He works internationally, generating research, lab, and performance projects, actively cultivating opportunities for artists to work together on new interdisciplinary experiments. His musical practice incorporates electro-acoustic improvisation and composition.
Bilwa has performed, led workshops, and been a guest lecturer in N. America, Europe, and Australia. His most recent projects include: collaborations with Jasmin Schaitl in Vienna and Berlin, sub_space, an improvisation structure for dance, visual, and sound with dancer Stina Nilsson, Akemi Nagao and others, which premiered in February 2013 at 100° Festival, Berlin; P600, improvised music research project with Klaus Janek, Nicolas Wiese, and Luca Marini; sound/map, a collaboration with visual artist Aya Imamura; listening sessions with Christian Konrad Schröder, and resonance, an ongoing research and performance collaboration with Martín Lanz Landázuri and Emily Sweeney.