e-flux, Brooklyn | 28th March 2024

Thursday 28th March 7PM doors
Katherine Liberovskaya and David Watson: Compositions by Phill Niblock

172 Classon Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11205

Join us at e-flux on Thursday, March 28 at 7pm for an event celebrating the life and work of avant-garde composer, photographer, filmmaker, videographer, and Experimental Intermedia founder Phill Niblock (1933–2024). Katharine Liberovskaya, Niblock’s longtime collaborator, will be joined by David Watson to present three pieces of music: “Expl. Watson” (a version of “Exploratory” written by Niblock for Watson), “Bag” (another composition written by Niblock for Watson), and one piece encompassing live-mixing of field recordings that Niblock gathered on his travels with Liberovskaya. These compositions will be accompanied by guitar, bagpipe, and video.

Phill Niblock 90th Birthday Winter Solstice: 24 Hours of Music and Film | December 21 & 22, 2023

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. |

Events in March 2023

Luca Forcucci (Berlin) at Shift 8pm Tuesday 14

The Room Above was recorded in the church of the Helvetic Circle in Genoa; I played the church’s organ in the present moment, with no score, over four consecutive days, possibly inspired by long sonic walks in the surrounding mountains and along the Ligurian coast; the intrinsic architectural sonic spatial identity of the building entered the recordings; the cumulation of sonic spaces – those initially present, those of field recordings, those of future concert venues, and those imagined by the listener – lead to a sonic moiré, a polyphony of spaces; such a sonic moiré is the perception of several strata of spaces, as is comparable to the perception emerging from Marcel Duchamp’s rotoreliefs between the work and the perceiver, in a cinematic experience for the mind Video:

Leslie Thornton (New York) A Video Event At EHF 7pm Wednesday 15

Will present a retrospective view of her media artworks, including her earliest film, “X-TRACTS”; an episode from her 30 year long project, “Peggy and Fred in Hell”; and recent videos produced while in residence at CERN and Caltech

Jeanne Liotta (New York) A Video Event At EHF 7pm Thursday 16

Will bring some rarely seen media transmissions of energetic and material subjects to the screen: such as outer space, bees, natural philosophy, spirals, ice and noise; starting with an early Mediamystic shadowplay in video made in collaboration with Bradley Eros and ending with a recent live cosmic projection work Path of Totality and

Elico Suzuki (Tokyo) at Shift 8pm Friday 17

suzueri (Elico Suzuki) will play two sets, in the first set will be ‘Piano Plays Piano’, constructing a circuitous and restless live installation using a piano combined with toy pianos; in the second set, she will play her handmade instruments using a visible light transmission system with Sean Meehan

Screen Compositions curated by Katherine Liberovskaya, at Shift A Video Event 8pm Sunday 19

Yet again! and for the first time in-person after 3 years on-line only because of Covid! Screen Compositions: Edition 19 (19 years!) brings you, as always, a collection of inspiring and inspired intersections of moving image with sonic art; a program of screen works representing dynamic two-way collaborations between video/film artists and sound/music artists specifically intended for single-channel projection with no live or performance component; featuring collaborations by: Robert Buck / Gryphon Rue; CHIKA / Merche Blasco + Lucie Vítková + Anette; Martha Colburn / Laura Ortman; Francisco Janes / André Gonçalves + Nuno Moita; Freddy Jouwayed + Ralph Provisero / Gustavo Matamoros; Katherine Liberovskaya / If, Bwana; Adrianne Pope / Pauline Kim; Lily Jue Sheng / Kevin P. Keenan; Janneke van der Putten / Sajjra Xhrs Galarreta; Walter Wright / Al Margolis

Bradley Eros (New York) A Video Event at WhiteBox, 8pm Monday 20

is a mediamystic maverick, who prefers the night & the perfume of eau de cinema, a catalyst screening myriad films & videos, from the 80s to the present with diverse collaborations; works & concepts include: Optipus, Vampÿrates, Mushroom Archive, mystique plastique, subterranean science, poetic accidents, Erotic Psyche, fragmentstein, Oysters of the Id, Eros’ dynamics of the Black Sun, Narcolepsy Cinema, TransTrans, Artaud~Butoh, ephemeral cinema/cinema povera, & negative inspiration

Lary 7 (New York) at WhiteBox, 8pm Tuesday 21

Occupying a realm somewhere between science and music, is a leftover byproduct of the 20th Century tactile physical world . . . Lary 7 is 6 times detritus, plus 5 versions of mistakes, 4 excuses for failure, 3 of the most analog bumps on a log, 2 unexpected goofs, and 1 of the last living _____________s.” (fill in the blank generation . . .with a word that doesn’t make sense.)

Shift: 411 Kent Ave, Brooklyn, starts at 8pm –
WhiteBox: 9 Ave B, at Houston Street, NYC, starts at 8pm –
Emily Harvey Foundation (EHF): 537 Broadway at Spring, NYC, start time here at 7pm –

Our programs are supported by the Phaedrus Foundation, The David & Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc. and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013 212 431 5127 and

Events in December 2022

The Forty-Ninth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Fifty-Fourth Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Fifty-Fourth Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and, not least, The Forty–Second Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part One (or A) Phill Niblock, curator

December 2022

Shift, 411 Kent Ave, Brooklyn – 12/12 and 12/15 –
Fridman Gallery, 169 Bowery, NYC – 12/19 and 12/20 –
WhiteBox, 9 Ave B, NYC – 12/13, 14, 16 –
All concerts at 8PM in all places

Tom Hamilton (New York) and Thessia Machado (Brazil/New York) at Shift Monday 12
A first-time collaboration reflecting parallel and divergent journeys and experiences. Uncertainty and physicality explored through autonomous, yet simultaneous relationships. Electronics and other stuff.

Cleek Schrey (USA) at WhiteBox Tuesday 13
The composer and fiddler will present new work for vibrating strings and playback, including new field recordings from an ongoing project in Kentucky

Lee Gilboa (Israel, based in Providence RI) at WhiteBox Wednesday 14
Will present two multichannel fixed media compositions centered around the speaking voice, the first piece – Through The Halls, was created in collaboration with, and features vocalist Chanan Ben Simone, the second piece – Halves of a Story, features a speaking chorus and the rapper SAMMUS

Pauline Kim Harris (New York City) at Shift Thursday 15
Music to include a NEW WORK dedicated to Phill Niblock with violin duo String Noise in collaboration with Katherine Liberovskaya, video

Gryphon Rue (New York City) at WhiteBox Friday 16
His music is constructed of complex patterns derived from instruments such as bowed hand saws, harmonium, and custom synthesizers, the music discloses a fascination with mimetic potential—the ability to suggest biological actions, molecular events, possession, nourishment—and is above all, made with people’s pleasure in mind; joined by Will Epstein on piano, synthesizer, and soprano saxophone Instagram: 4n_objx

Frédéric Acquaviva and Loré Lixenberg (London) at Fridman Gallery Monday 19
His “ANTIPODES” (69′), for live mezzo (Loré Lixenberg), dead electronics, video and the recorded voices of the artists Joël Hubaut and Dorothy Iannone, was composed in 2019 at EMS, Stockholm, described by Olaf Nicolaï as “a provocative sign against the background of today’s listening environment”, “ANTIPODES” was awarded the prestigious Karl Sczuka Prize in 2020 and was premiered at Donaueschingen Festival in 2021

Laurie Schwartz (Berlin) at Fridman Gallery Tuesday 20
with Anna Clementi (Berlin) and Risa Mickenberg (New York) + special guests: presenting tuned-in/tuned-out works and mash-ups interrogating the space between music composition, theater, performance art, and
absurdist spectacle; materials integrate the operatic voice, field recordings, conversations, images, and wooden cell phones; Dangerous Women and Dada; DIVAS DESVIANTES meets THE HERMETTES. With support from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

Events in October and November and December 2022

September 21-24, the festival – shut up and listen!, produced by Bernhard Gal, at echoraum, Vienna, Austria, a presentation of Working Touch by Phill Niblock, four hours of Film as Video with Music, presented on a large Video Monitor with headphones during the whole festival, as well as a live event during the festival And many other artists
PN not present

October 2, a reception at White Box Gallery, 9 Ave B, NY, to celebrate PNs 89th Birthday and the release of a new Touch project of Phill Niblock – Working Touch, a USB stick in a CD sized Digipack, with 4 hours of video with four hours of music made from 2013 to 2016, files of video with music and of CD quality music. An evening organized by Katherine Liberovskaya and WhiteBox

PN very present!!

October 9 2022, Sunday – Montreal Canada – Espace Bleu | Édifice Wilder –
Inside Your Ears, Productions Totem Contemporain – Representation(S)

An unforgettable immersive experience, Inside your ears showcases the siren organ with its rich and powerful vibrations and tones! Jean-François Laporte’s emblematic instrument composed of six truck sirens will be augmented for the occasion.

An intrepid explorer of sound in all its originality and physicality, Totem Contemporain presents three works by Benjamin Thigpen, Phill Niblock, and Jean-François Laporte, respectively two world premieres and a Canadian premiere. Alone on stage, seated in the middle of the horns facing the audience, Jean-François Laporte modifies the volume, attack, and timbre of the sounds produced, in an entirely acoustic manner. The siren organ has a brilliance and presence that makes the body vibrate, reminiscent of the ship’s horns in harbour symphonies.
PN not resent but on Zoom

October 12 – WEDNESDAY, 8pm, False Harmonics #12: TILT Brass & Zeena Parkins (Performing the music of Julius Eastman, Phill Niblock & Zeena Parkins) feat. James Fei and Josh Henderson, at Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer Street Brooklyn and
PN Present

October 10-25 2022 – Cyfest-14: Yerevan, Armenia, on the 18th, a set by Katherine Liberovskaya & Anoush Moazzeni of Video and Music, a set with the Music and Films/Video by Phill Niblock
PN present on Zoom

October 22 2022 – Festival ECHONANCE #1 – Pioneers in the Orgelpark-Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Curated by Claudio F Baroni & Ezequiel Menalled, with Modelo62 ensemble, Scordatura Ensemble, plus guest artists, featuring work by Phill Niblock, Eliane Radigue, James Tenney, Alvin Lucier, Peter Ablinger, Annea Lockwood, and Stefano Scodanibbio.

PN not present

Oct 27, 2022, 7pm, at Blank Forms, Rhodri Davies Plays Éliane Radigue, Ellen Arkbro, And Phill Niblock, 468 Grand Ave. #1D, Brooklyn, NY 11238
PN not present

November 2 – 28, a residency for PN & KL at the Emily Harvey Foundation, Venice Italy

December 2, a concert in Brussels produced by Sub Rosa, place TBA

Hyphen Hub Salon, New York City | Saturday May 7th 2022

Please join us for our next Hyphen Hub Salon to celebrate the life and legacy of the acclaimed British experimental composer, turntablist, and multimedia artist, Philip Jeck who died last month in Liverpool. The evening will feature special guest performances by artists who worked and collaborated with him.

Featuring: Marina Rosenfeld, Phill Niblock, Ted Riederer, & Zachary Paul who will each pay tribute in their own unique way. 

When: Saturday May 7th 2022
Time: Doors: 6pm

Presented by: Hyphen Hub in partnership with Touch

Tickets: $10 at the door

RSVP to get location:

Happening Saturday October 1


In NY and Vienna, simultaneously. with Mia live in Vienna and Katherine live in NY
And Phill shily pre-recorded

PhonoFemme 2021
on-site, on air, online

1.10.2021, 19.00h: Phonofemme Vienna and Experimental Intermedia New York – Online Event – with Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya, Daniel Neumann, Mia Zabelka

October 1st 19:00 (Vienna) / 13:00 (NYC)
in cooperation with The Austrian Cultural Forum NYC
live stream link:

Set one:
Katherine Liberovskaya (Live Visual Foley) & Mia Zabelka (Violin and Electronics)

set two:
Phill Niblock (Music and Film)
– Browner (2020, 20:00) : Arne Deforce, cello; Deborah Walker, cello; Erik Drescher, flute; Dafne Vicent Sandoval, bassoon
A world premiere !
– First Out (2015, 22:14) : David First, guitar
– V&LSG (2015, 21:20) :  Lore Lixenberg, voice and Guy De Bievre, lap steel guitar
– Meudrone1 (2013)
– Agosto (2014)
– DH Sand-Boat  (2015)

Streaming engineer: Daniel Neumann

From the Austrian Cultural Forum’ email:
October 1 | PhonoFemme2021

PhonoFemme sees itself as a platform for experimental music and sound art by women in Vienna. As a series of performances from October 1-3, 2021, the aim is to network the diverse international scene of female artists and to bring them into a communicative and aesthetic exchange. In cooperation with Experimental Intermedia New York, join us on October 1 at 1 PM EST / 7 PM CET for virtual streaming of Phonofemme Vienna and Experimental Intermedia New York with musicians Mia Zabelka, Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya and Daniel Neumann.

Austrian Cultural Forum New York

Live in Vienna (not) | July 8th 2020

Here is an event that is live in Vienna, if you happen to be there – except for us, we are in NY and Barcelona, and we are live at the time it’s happening

Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya and Barbara Held

Tune in  – And thanks to our friends at

DerBlödeDritteMittwoch #99
8. JULI 2020, doors: 19h30, program & streaming starts 20h sharp
LIVE: Steinergasse 8, 1170 Wien
live streaming auf:

Sara Zlanabitnig (A) & Tomaš Grom (SLO): flute, electronics / double bass [konzert]

Kathrin Stumreich (A): “Klack und die Gesetze der Thermodynamik”[performance]

 Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya & Barbara Held (US):

A live video and sound set, streamed from Experimental Intermedia NYC and from Barcelona

All three of us for one set, with live visuals by Liberovskaya, and live flute and electronics by Held, and sound collage pieces by Niblock

And then Niblock Solo:
video screening: “The Movement of People Working”  – Phill Niblock

– Hungary, Hong Kong
“Praised Fan” by Phill Niblock ~17min, for bassoon; Dafne Vicent Sandoval: bassoon
“POOM” by Phill Niblock ~30:00min, for e-bowed guitar; Stephen O’Malley, guitar

due to limited admission please reserve via email to:

Experimental-Intermedia mailing list

Live June 19th, 20th and 21st

This is an announcement about 4 online music events on June 19, 20 and 21
The letter is from, the producer of these music events, and they feature Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, and this is a test event of their website and eventual series of webcasts

On Saturday afternoon, the event will be a virtual premier of a new music piece by Phill, finished the day before, of course, named Poom, with Stephen O’Malley playing e-bowed guitar, from sound material recorded in the Trace Elements studio of Robert Poss, 28 minutes long

The event will begin with a set by Phill and Katherine Liberovskaya

An improvised sound collage by Katherine Liberovskaya & Phill Niblock
Phill Niblock: live mixing of field recordings
Katherine Liberovskaya: live small percussion instruments and other objects and gadgets

Note that the Saturday afternoon event is at 3pm NY time, and 9pm European time

You can see the poster with Katherine’ drawing and the on-line version of OdA’s newsletter

Letter from


Today we would like to invite you to spend the weekend with us and the artists Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya.

Regardless of what you know about the work of Phill and Katherine, speaking to someone like Perry is always interesting. Perry is a sound artist and the creator of the Oda speakers, which you will hear more about later this summer. Perry says: “Phill Niblock is often labelled a minimalist. This amounts to a dismissal. I would say monumentalist, because the sound is so thoroughly consuming, and commanding of attention. As when a tree falls in a forest, if you’re not giving this music your full attention does it even exist?”

Phill and Katherine have been collaborating together since the early 2000’s. In the past week, Perry has been working with them almost daily with sound-checks in advance of this weekend’s shows.

“You know, Katherine Liberovskaya is well known as a video artist, often collaborating with musicians to provide a visual element with musical qualities”, Perry says. “What I think is really interesting is, on this occasion, she is a musician. In this context she performs sound with visual qualities. It is hard not to conjure an image of how each sound is created.” He ends, “I so look forward to hearing this with Oda, which engages the room it is in so differently than any other speakers!”

Here is this weekend’s schedule:

Friday, June 19 at 9pm ET
Phill Niblock – Live
Vlada BC, for viola d’amore 20 min
Exploratory Ensemble Phoenix Basel 22 min
Noizzze One,for the I R E Trio 23 min
A Cage of Stars, for electric built harp 28 min
Five More String Quartets 25 min
127 min = 2 hr 7 min

Saturday, June 20 at 3pm ET
An improvised sound collage by Katherine Liberovskaya & Phill Niblock – Live
“POOM” by Phill Niblock – Live (World Premiere!)

Saturday, June 20 at 9pm ET
Phill Niblock – Live
Herbal Cooled2, for cello  23 min
ExploratoryTiltBrass,for brass ensemble 22min
Baobab Bozzini String Quartet 23 min
A Rooks Pun, for soprano saxophone  23 min
Bag, for Scotish bagpipes 21 min
Ronet, for tenor saxophone 21 min
135 min = 1 hour 15 min

Sunday, 21 at 9pm ET
Phill Niblock – Live
Guitar too, for Four-Massed, for many guitars played with e-bow 30 min
Exploratory Arditti String Quartet 23 min
Euph, for Two Belled Euphonium 24 min
FeedCorn Ear 30 min
Praised Fan, for bassoon 17 min
V&LSG, for voice and lap steel guitar 21 min
145 min = 1 hour 25 min

To listen, please visit at the performance times listed above. If you leave your browser open, the broadcast will begin automatically as they start.


IN SOLIDARITY Streams from the EI site, indefinitely…

A collaborative video by Phill Niblock and William Hooker
Music by William Hooker, Video by Phill Nilbock
“Hooker-Niblock” (2015-19; 17:49; HD)

To view, direct from Vimeo

or on our website

This piece was presented at Screen Compositions 15 (March 18th 2019) curated by Katherine Liberovskaya at the Experimental Intermedia NYC March 2019 Concert Series

Experimental-Intermedia mailing list:

Upcoming Shows 2019-2020

Fridman Gallery, NY, 169 Bowery NYC, exhibition of Phill Niblock photo works, etc. and three concerts, from November 24 2019 to January 6 2020

November 30, 9pm until midnight, rainy days festival: Philharmonie Luxembourg – Phill Niblock, «Night shift» Drones and films – Lydia Rilling, curator,

December 2 or 3, Karlsruhe Germany, ZKM

December 21, 6pm until midnight, Roulette, Atlantic Ave and 3rd Avenue, Brooklyn NY, the Winter Solstice, 6 hours of Phill Niblock films and music

Live News Autumn/Winter 2018

October 13,13/15, Unsound Festival in Krakow Poland, at Forum Przestrzenie Klub

22:30 to 00:50 (140 minutes), last on the program, and oldest

Club 89 draws inspiration from the historic Crazy Dragon, which operated in the 90s in the Hotel Forum, one of the most luxurious hotels in Kraków . Named 89 – referencing the end of communism in Poland, and the year the club was built. The interiors have not been changed. The red velvet just like in “Twin Peaks Town” by David Lynch still dominates here. This place with an amazing atmosphere will host equally amazing musicians and artists on this year’s edition of Unsound Festival


October 17+, LUFF Festival in Lausanne CH, PN is the opening set

October from 19 till 24, in Singapore with Carlos Casas, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore,  NTU CCA Singapore is a national research centre of the Nanyang Technological University

October 16 – 27, 6pm opening the 16th;  “musiques murales”, group show with 19 composers curated by frédéric acquaviva, galerie satellite, 7, rue françois de neufchâteau 75011 paris (PN in this show but not in Paris)

October 26-29 in Marienbad CZ, with J Cseres – Marienbad Film Festival

October 31 – Instants Chavires, Paris – produced by Laurent Ligavent, with Thierry Madiot, trombone, live

And in Paris:

October 14 at 6pm in Eglise du Saint-Esprit, 186, avenue Daumesnil, Paris 12ème. Music by Phill Niblock.

Hampus Lindwall, organ. Free entrance. PN not there

October 20 at 8pm in Eglise Saint-Denys-du-Saint-Sacrement, 68, rue de Turenne, Paris 3ème. Program with music by Cory Arcangel, Marcel Duchamp & Phill Niblock. Hampus Lindwall, organ. Free entrance. PN not there

Marienbad Film Festival – Novinky;

festivalu v Mariánských Lázních.


Nov 4,5,6 – Gaida Musica Festival, Vilnius Lithuania; on the 4th, #9.7 (Number Nine point Seven) for Orchestra and Solo Cello (2017, 30 min) with Juho Laitinen, cello, and  Klaipeda Chamber Orchestra; on the 6th, a concert with Film and Music by Phill Niblock

November 23, Tone Deaf Festival in Kingston Ontario, Canada, Nov 15 -24, with a concert by PN and an installation by Katherine Liberovskaya, 17th annual festival of Adventurous Sound Performance, produced by Matt Rogalsky

Novmber 15, Dave Soldier’s class at Columbia Univ, sound art department, in the building with the original Columbia / Princeton Electronic Music Studios

December, first week  –  Gudinni/Jordan Paul, Oaxaca Festival, Mexico

December 21, the Winter Solstice at Roulette, in Brooklyn, 6 hours of Phill Niblock films and music,

December 22, at Holo in Bushwick, Elliot Sharp, Gil Kuno, Maciej Ozog, Gerard Lebik, Bob Bellerue, and Phill Niblock, a memorial / tribute for Zbigniew Karkowski

UK Tour | August – September 2018

31st August – Cafe OTO, London

3rd September – BBC Hall – Swansea (with Rhodri Davies)

6th September – Fuse Art Space – Bradford (with John Bowers)

8th September – Attenborough Centre – Brighton (with Lost Property DJs)

11th September – Glasgow – Glad Cafe

Events May 2018

May 14, a talk by Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit at Rytmisk Musikkonservatorium in Copenhagen

May 15 – Alice, Copenhagen, Denmark – with Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit and Konrad Sprenger – Andreas K Rasmussen  ALICE, Nørre Allé 7, DK-2200 Copenhagen N

May 17 – House of Electronic Arts Basel,  – Thomas Ankersmit and Phill Niblock, Freilager-Platz 9, 4142 Münchenstein/ Basel, CH

May 23, Berghain in Berlin with Thomas Ankersmit, Joerg Hiller as Konrad Sprenger, Phill Niblock

May 30 Atelier Claus in Brussells – Carlos Casas Video Program – Avalanch, with Guy De Bievre playing Phill Niblock music

June 2 at Mex, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Dortmund Germany, Phill Niblock, Music and Video

June 20 and 22 – Vienna at MUMOK Museum, films and music, with Martin Zrost playing live (the 22)

mumok – Museum moderner Kunst Stiftung Ludwig Wien – is the largest museum of modern and contemporary art in central Europe. It is home to an extraordinary collection featuring major works of classical modernism, pop art, Fluxus, minimal art, and concept art, as well as Vienna Actionism and contemporary art

July 1 – Greek island of Syros – two weeks residency, with Katherine Liberovskaya

August  22-25, Pierre Marietan in Switzerland, a conference / concerts

Aug 27 – Sept 15  Tim Shaw and PN tour

August 31 Café Oto in London, with Tim Shaw

Phill Niblock in London

May 22 (6-10pm), 23(12-20) and 24-25 (12-18)

A book fair at the Tate Modern, with a section by Frederic Acquaviva, of “La Plaque Tournante” in Berlin, with a new book of “Cello Pieces” scores, by Phill Niblock

Sunday May 24th 2015 , 8 pm , @ /i’klectik/

‘Old Paradise Yard’ , 20 Carlisle Lane ( Royal Street corner ) next to Archbishop’s Park , London SE1 7LG, email:

8.30PM 1st live set set : improvisation Katherine Liberovskaya (live video) / Guy De Bièvre (lap steel guitar) / Anna Homler (vocals) 30′

9PM launching of CRU1 MAGAZINE ( ß@£) sélection of CRU-DVD with vidéos of live performances by Bernard Heidsieck “Vaduz” (1974,11′), Tomomi Adachi “Girl Spinning Next Door” (2014, 6′), Alvin Lucier “Silver Streetcar for Orchestra” (1988, 9′) + Katherine Liberovskaya “Tilting at Windmills a.k.a aqualib spin” with sound collage by Phill Niblock (2015, 8′)

9.30PM 2nd live set : Frédéric Acquaviva : “Aatie Fragment” (2011, 8′)
(music and vidéo : F.A) with Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano)

– Phill Niblock : V & LSG H (2015, 22′), with Phill Niblock, Guy de Bièvre (lap steel guitar) and Loré Lixenberg (mezzo-soprano)

June 1 – 21 – Studio Loos in Den Haag, residency, Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock, Anne Wellmer

Workshop on June 12

News Update | March 2015

The premiere of “Surge”, Phill Niblock’s first piece for analogue synthesizer, performed by Thomas Ankersmit at MaerzMusik in Berlin this weekend, and the first collaboration of Florence To and myself, also in Berlin, at KW.

The Phill Niblock concert runs all night long, from Saturday around midnight until Sunday morning, and is part of MaerzMusik’s “The Long Now” event at Kraftwerk Berlin.

Brazil 84

Brazil 84

77 min The Movement Of People Working

Friday 27th Feb. 2015
24:00h at legendary BAMBI Filmstudio, Klosterstraße 78, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany

Phill will be present, as well as Brian Brandt from mode records. Come and enjoy this unique screening in an old style movie theatre from 1963 with a new 5.1 sound system.

Brazil84 DVD, released by mode records, is for sale in the cinema, otherwise online by mode records and a-musik mailorder, Cologne/Germany.

more in German only at

(Screening organised by Cologne-based artist-curator Georg Dietzler)

More about the Music on Brazil 84:

Three Orchids for three orchestras – Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble, conducted by Petr Kotik, Merkin Hall, NYC, live recording by Paul Geluso, June 3rd, 2004.
Tow by Tom for two orchestras – Trio Scordatura (Amsterdam) and the Nelly Boyd Ensemble (Hamburg), mixed / multitrack recordings of the two ensembles, one on the left channel, the other on the right. Trio Scordatura (Alfrun Schmid, voice; Elisabeth Smalt, viola, Bob Gilmore, synth); Nelly Boyd (Jens Roehm, synth [single analog oscillator, Dave Smith Evolver]; Jan Feddersen, e-bow guitar; Peter Imig, violin; Robert Engelbrecht, cello)Trio Scordatura recorded by Johan Vandermaelen at Amplus, Aaigem, Belgium, March 1st, 2008; Nelly Boyd recorded by Jens Roehm and Julia Berg at Christianskirche, Hamburg, March 9th, 2009; Three Orchids – Trio Scordatura plus one, mixed / multitrack recording.Trio Scordatura (Alfrun Schmid, voice; Elisabeth Smalt, viola; Bob Gilmore, keyboard) with Guy De Bièvre, dobro. played with e-bow; Recorded by Johan Vandermaelen at Amplus, Aaigem, Belgium, August 13 -14, 2007.

Live in London | 21st September 2014 (and other dates)

Café Oto, London – a collaboration between Rie Nakajima and Phill Niblock, and Anton Lukoszevieze playing cello

Rie Nakajima performs along with the film “T H I R” (1971-72, 43 min) and the sound collage piece “Crick” by Phill Niblock, followed by another video “Meudrone” (2013-14, 48 min) and music by PN, including Summing II (1982, 32 min) with David Gibson, cello, recorded and Anton Lukoszevieze playing live, and other pieces made since October 21013: Vlada BC (Nov 2103, 20 min) Elisabeth Smalt, viola d’amore, recorded samples; Euph (Nov 2103, 24 min) Melvyn Poore, two belled euphonium, recorded samples

September 24th

Wonderwerp at Studio Loos, De Constant Rebequeplein 20B, Den Haag, Netherlands
An evening of field recordings, drones and experimental film with Justin Bennett, Budhaditya Chattopadhyay, Aurélie Lierman and Phill Niblock

This edition of Wonderwerp is curated by Anne Wellmer and Matteo Marangoni
Presented in collaboration with iii and TodaysArt

September 27th

Electronic Music Festival at Bozar, Brussels Belgium – Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit

September 28 2014, Sunday, 8pm:
Music and Film/Video by Phill Niblock, with live guitar by Guy De Bievre and audio engineering by Johan Vandermaelen
019 — Dok-Noord 5L 9000 Ghent, Belgium /

News Update | January to March 2014

Jan 15 , Klub Katarakt Festival 37

A premier of a new piece for three orchestras, commisioned by the Katarakt Festival
“Three Petals” for the ensembles – Nelly Boyd, Hamburg; Trio Scordatura +, Amsterdam; Neon Ensemble, Oslo

Three Petals is originally conceived to be performed by three ensembles plus pre-recorded playback. The first performance (by the commissioners – Klub Katarakt Festival in Hamburg) will take place in separate but contiguous halls. The audience can only hear the complete work by walking through the spaces. The piece could also be performed by three separated ensembles in one common space (e.g., a concert hall). The first and third ensemble move up a semitone through the piece (one from F to F#, the other from C to C#), while the second ensemble remains « stationary » around A. This, theoretically, results in a move, over 24 minutes, from major to minor, albeit blurred by the microtonal character of the totality.
D i e Ö f f n u n g d e s R a u m s
Kampnagel Hamburg

Jan 27 – A set in a concert at Club Transmediale, Hebbel Theater 2, Berlin
Featuring a new performance and recording of the orchestra piece – “Baobab” by the Zinc and CopperWorks brass quartet, plus a performance of “Vlada” for viola d’amore, with Elisabeth Smalt; AshEli, with Eli Keszler, percussion
Jan 30 – Thursday – A concert by Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit – at KörberForum,
produced by Elbe Philharmonie, Hamburg, Germany

Feb 5, Wednesday – A concert at the Logos Foundation in Gent Belgium, playing a piece realized for the Logos Robot Orchestra, “One Blue Rose”, Vlada BC, with Elisabeth Smalt, viola d’amore; and others

Feb 24 – 28, a series of lectures and concerts by Phill Niblock at Dartmouth College, Hanover NH, with Carlos Casas and Neil Leonard + students from Berklee College of Music, Boston

March 25 – 30 – University of Maine, campuses at Orono and Farmington, a series of lectures and concerts, with Katherine Liberovskaya, Alan Margolis, Neil Leonard, produced by Gustavo Aguilar

Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit 10th Anniversary Japan Tour | September 2013

September 5 – Dommune, NHK Special – interview & performance for internet TV with PN, TA & Jörg Hiller
September 6 – SuperDeluxe, Tokyo, Japan – triple concert with PN, TA & Jim O’Rourke
September 8 – Club ADD, Sendai, Japan – double concert with PN & TA
September 14 – Metro, Kyoto, Japan – double concert with PN & TA
September 15 – Conpass, Osaka, Japan – double concert with PN & TA
September 16 – IAMAS, Ogaki, Japan – double concert with PN & TA
September 17 – Tama Art University, Tokyo, Japan – lecture with PN & TA
September 19 – Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Japan – concert/lecture with PN & TA
September 20 – Geidai, Tokyo, Japan – concert/lecture with PN & TA