As the longest night of the year unfolds and the journey of our planet nears the point when Winter commences in the Northern Hemisphere, Phill Niblock stages his annual Winter Solstice concert for the 13th consecutive year at Roulette, with a special twist in honor of his 90th year on Earth: 24 hours of music and film. Running from 12pm to midnight on two consecutive days, this live performance will consist of 12 sublime hours of music and mixed media film and video each day, with special guest performers interspersed throughout.
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Phill Niblock (1933-2024, USA) was an artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud drones of music, Niblock’s signature sound is filled with microtones of instrumental timbres that generate many other tones in the performance space. In 2013, his diverse artistic career was the subject of a retrospective realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honoured with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award.
Phill Niblock on Bandcamp
You can purchase Phill Niblock CDs on Bandcamp
Phill Niblock Says…
Bomb Magazine by Natasha Kurchanova, 2015
Phill Niblock is a happy person... [Ibrahim Khider, 2005]
Phill Niblock at 70 [Rob Forman, 2003]
Phill Niblock on Long WaveYou can here an interview with Phill Niblock from October 2013 on Mike Harding's radio show, Long Wave