Thomas Butler is a composer based in Glasgow. His practice-as-research concerns considering the act of composition as the creation of a performance in its entirety, not simply the writing of dots on a page. This expanded approach to composition sees many of his pieces contain extra-musical elements such as video, still images, lighting effects and theatrical gestures, which are used to explore recurring themes of technology, authority, illusion and psychogeography. He is also active as a conductor, produces the new music podcast I’LL CADENCE WHEN I DIE! and manages the peer-reviewed Scottish Journal of Performance.