News Update | November 2007

Optosonic Tea
Venerdì 16 novembre | martedì 20 novembre

Phill Niblock (sound) / Katherine Liberovskaya and Ursula Scherrer (visuals)
Domenico Sciajno (visuals and sound) in collaborazione con associazione AntiTesi
moderatore: Francesco Tenaglia
Venerdì 16 novembre h. 19.00 :: spazio O’ via pastrengo 12, Milano 02 6682 3357

martedì 20 novembre h. 19 :: Die Schachtel via Tadino 59, Milano t. 02 29516308
Phill Niblock (visuals) / Stefano Pilia (sound)
Alessandra Zucchi (visuals) / Antonio Della Marina (sound)
moderatore: Andrea Lissoni

Current Projects & Recent Activities | October 2007

Long Arms Festival
Moscow, Russia

Sept. 30 @ DOM Cultural Center (doors open: 19.00)
Al Margolis/Katherine Liberovskaya/Phill Niblock/Michael Schumacher
Theremin Center, Moscow conservatory – masterclasses for all
Nijnii Novgorod

Oct. 4 – NCCA-Nijnii Novgorod – workshop

Oct. 5 – Record-art-centre – concert
Al Margolis/Katherine Liberovskaya/Phill Niblock With Alexei Borisov

Oct. 7 venue- Center Of Contemporary Art – “ARS-FORUM”
Yaroslavl, Sverdlov str. 9
Al Margolis/Katherine Liberovskaya/Phill Niblock With Alexei Borisov

Oct 8 at 9pm, in the auditorium
NCCA – National Centre for Contemporary Arts, 13, bldg 2, Zoologitcheskaya
Street, Moscow, Russia; curated by Leonid Bazhanov and Vitaly Patsukov
Mixed sets of music and video by Al Margolis (If Bwana), Katherine
Liberovskaya, Phill Niblock
Three concerts at Roulette Intermedium of music by Phill Niblock
20 Greene Street, New York, 8pm

October 18
“Guitar too, for four; Version Three” (1996, 30:20)
Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, David First, guitars played with E-bows
“Stosspeng” (59 minutes, 2007) for two guitars in stereo; Susan Stenger and Robert Poss, electric guitars and electric basses
Susan Stenger and Robert Poss, guitars, live on both pieces

October 19
Video/Sound Collaboration – Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya
Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya, and 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.
“A new piece for Organ” (Premier) – Material recorded May 1 2007 at a baroque church in Kirchberg am Wagram, Austria, Emanuel Schmelzer-Ziringer,
“Three Orchids”, for three orchestras (2003, 23 min) – Played by Trio Scordatura plus one – Alfrun Schmid, voice; Elisabeth Smalt, viola; Bob
Gilmore, synthesizer; plus Guy De Bievre, dobro (recorded at Amplus, in
Aaigem, Belgium, August 13 & 14 2007)
“4 Chorch +1” (recording from the premier performance at Ostrava New Music Days in CZ, August 28 2007; 23 minutes)

October 20
Six Pieces for Ulrich Krieger, didjeridu and saxophones
“Didjeridoos and Don’ts” (1992, 13:30), Ulrich Krieger, didjeridu
“Ten Auras Live” (1994, 21:20), Ulrich Krieger, tenor saxophone
“Sea Jelly Yellow” (24 min, 2001) Ulrich Krieger, baritone saxophone
“Parker’s Altered Mood, aka, Owed to Bird” (16:25; 2004) Ulrich Krieger, alto saxophone
“Alto Tune” (25:08; 2004) Ulrich Krieger, alto saxophone
“Sax Mix” (25:08, 2004) Ulrich Krieger, alto, tenor and baritone saxes
(this is a mix of Ten Auras, for tenor sax; Sea Jelly Yellow, for baritone sax; and Alto Tune, for alto sax. (About 85 channels/tracks.)

News Update | September 2007

Ostrava New Music Days
(August 13 – September 2, 2007), Ostrava, the Czech Republic
Festival August 26 – September 1; for the full schedule, click here

Numusic Festival
Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit at Numusic Festival in Stavanger, Norway.
September 6 2007. From The Wire website
Four-day festival of new music and urban art sponsored by The Wire Magazine
with Charles Curtis, DAT Politics, Felix Kubin, Underground Resistance, Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit, The Bug, Jean-Jacques Perrey, Pole, Cluster, Kim Hiorthoy, Mira Calix, Kim Cascone & Jürgen Teller, Arve Henriksen, Daedelus and more, plus masterclasess, discussions and the Dial A Diva telephone concert series. Stavanger various venues, 5-8 September

Todaysart Festival
Phill Niblock at Todaysart Festival – September 22 – Den Haag, The Netherlands, Grote Kerk. For full festival details click here
Experimental has received funding from The Trust for Mutual
Understanding for a Russian tour of talks, events and elaborations by four
artists associated with the organization – Alan Margolis, Michael Schumacher, Katherine Liberovskaya, and Phill Niblock
St. Petersburg
Sept. 24 – Share – St. Petersburg open jam
APOSITSIA III – festival
Sept. 25 – venue: GEZ 21(doors open: 19.00)
Al Margolis – masterclass / Michael Schumacher – masterclass
Sep 26 – venue: GEZ 21 (doors open: 19.00)
Phill Niblock (USA) – masterclass
Katherine Liberovskaja (Canada) – masterclass
Dimetrias Spaneas (USA) – masterclass
Sept. 28 – venue: Music Hall (doors open: 19.00)
Al Margolis/Katherine Liberovskaya / Phill Niblock/ Michael Schumacher

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