News Update | Summer/Autumn 2010

August 25 – 28, Meteo Festival, Mulhouse France – Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit,
(among many artists . . .)

Saturday 28 August 2010 // 17:30 – Friche DMC – Mulhouse

September 16 +, at Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
Phill Niblock – An installation of Six Image Projections from the series of The Movement of People Working, and music
A concert on the 16th, with the Nelly Boyd Ensemble of Hamburg playing live
Curated by Andrea Lissoni
MITO SettembreMusica Festival in collaboration with Hangar Bicocca
There will be six projections on screens 8 meters wide each, in a space 30 x 100 meters, with an appropriate sound system. The videos shown were recently transferred from 16mm film.

Saturday 18 September 2010 / 20:00
BOZAR – Palais des Beaux-Arts, Ravenstein 23, Brussels, Belgium
Nelly Boyd Ensemble, Hamburg
Curated by Xavier Garcia-Bardon
Spanish director Carlos Casas is known for bringing an experimental approach to documentary, always developing different forms of work for every project: long features and short essays, installations or live performances.
Since the end of the 1960s, Phill Niblock’s music focuses on sound textures created by multiple tones in very dense, often atonal tunings performed in long durations. The overtones and the reverberation of sound into space are essential in his work. Niblock is also a filmmaker, whose series The Movement of People Working has had a particular influence on Casas.

Barcelona visual artist Carlos Casas and American sound artist and minimalist legend Phill Niblock, present a joint project based on images taken in Hichigh, one of the world’s highest inhabitated villages in the Pamir mountains (Tajikistan), an area known as the roof of the world. An audiovisual meditation on disappearance, Avalanche is a research on the relationship between film, music and landscape, a physical as well as a mental experience, transporting the spectator into a state of flotation. One of the most unknown mountain ranges, the Pamirs are as mysterious as fascinating, home of amazing and well kept traditions. The film presents the last days of a village bound to disappear, just before it becomes a ghost village, just before its stones and mud houses become part of the mountain again.

Niblock’s piece Stosspeng will be played live by the Nelly Boyd ENSEMBLE, a Hamburg-based composers’ collective and performing ensemble founded in 2004 with a strong taste for the American classical avant-garde. Among others, they have presented works by John Cage, Morton Feldman, Terry Riley, Karlheinz Stockhausen, James Tenney and have played with Phill Niblock, Christian Wolff and Alvin Lucier.
Carlos Casas work in the Pamir mountains was supported by the Open Society Institute.

September 21, at 22:00h ENTRANCE: free
Phill Niblock, Music and Images
Theatre &TD – Studentski centar Zagreb, Savska Street 25, Zagreb, Croatia
The concert will be held within the concert series Explicit Music [] – a collaboration with the 25FPS experimental film and video festival []. This perfomance will be at the opening night of the festival.

TodaysArt Festival in Den Haag, the Netherlands
September 25 for this screening, consult the website for location / time
Several Video projects by Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya
The Magic Sun – by Phill Niblock featuring Sun Ra and His Solar Arkestra, 1966, 17 min.
Topolo PN – video and sound Phill Niblock, 2005, 12,5 min.
Topolo 2 – video and sound Phill Niblock, 2009, 17 min.
Both made at a residency and festival in Northern Italy – the Stazione di Topolo
Four Wheel Drive – video by Katherine Liberovskaya, sound by Phill Niblock, 2005, 5,5 min.

Painting the Painting – video by Katherine Liberovskaya with music by Phill Niblock, 2003, 15 min. (music: “Hurdy Hurry” by Phill Niblock)