Phill Niblock


Phill Niblock

SUNDAY 11th October 2009

 

Times : 8pm

Tickets : £8 Advance £10 on the door

 

Set one:

 

Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya, with live mixing of audio pieces by Phill Niblock.

 

In this live set Niblock mixes between audio pieces based on diverse field recordings which are very different from his music compositions.

 

Liberovskaya mixes video with Jitter/Max/MSP from a vast personal database of clips shot over the past fifteen years.

 

Set two:

 

Music by Phill Niblock Pan Fried 27.5, with Tim Parkinson playing piano live (27.5 minutes)

 

Three Orchids, with the Trio Scordatura and two others playing live (23minutes)

Trio Scordatura: Alfrun Schmid, voice; Elisabeth Smalt, viola ; Bob Gilmore, keyboard

Plus: Guy De Bievre, guitar and Susan Stenger, flute

 

Images by Phill Niblock

Video from the "Movement of People Working" series

 

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PHILL NIBLOCK makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time.

He was born in Indiana, US, in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC.

Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York [www.experimentalintermedia.org] where he has been an artist / member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 [about 1000 performances] and the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium – EI v.z.w. Gent – which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there.

Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label. www.phillniblock.com