Since 1990 Nils Ile has been actively working with percussion techniques. During the past year he has travelled extensively—to Gambia, Guinea and Senegal, to India, Russia, and around Europe. He continues to enrich his practice of rhythmic techniques and expand his knowledge and understanding of the essence of rhythm and its power by playing together with world masters. In 1997 he established the first private studio in Latvia for playing and learning percussion instruments of all kinds. It is a place where both seasoned musicians and the musically curious can come to learn about rhythmic composition. Nils Ile has participated in international festivals and Baltic music projects. He has collaborated with many different kinds of artists, co-creating musical performances, and performances in the visual arts, cinema, theatre, and other events.