Hoping everyone is well and safe! Katherine and Phill

With the lock-down now extended to the end of April we also extend our on-line version of Screen Compositions 16 that you can find at:

Once again many thanks to Contour Editions and Richard Garet for helping with getting this on-line.

– SCREEN COMPOSITIONS 16 – curated by Katherine Liberovskaya

For its 16th edition Screen Compositions brings you again without fail 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: Benton Bainbridge / Barbara Held; Nathalie Bujold / Michel Langevin (Voivod); Alexandra Dementieva / Guy De Bièvre; Bradley Eros / Lea Bertucci; Muyassar Kurdi / Ka Baird; Katherine Liberovskaya / Phill Niblock; Geoff Matters / Mike Lerner; Eiichi Tosaki & Jutta Pryor / Hitomi Honda; Twin Automat (Irini Karayannopoulou+Sandrine Cheyrol) / Yannis Saxonis; Adriana Vila Guevara / Alfredo Costa Monteiro

Also continuing is Walter Wright’s wonderful retrospective video program:
(Many thanks to Detta Andrea for help with this)

– WALTER WRIGHT (Lowell, Massachusetts)

Psychology says that “we see what we think we see”; Light falls on the retina and the resulting stimulation is transmitted by the optic nerve to the brain; the brain forms an image, resolves 3D, compares it to the last image thus detecting movement, checks for imminent danger and, finally, compares it to images already stored in memory. The result loops through the mind/body system resulting in an emotional reaction, producing meaning; reality is, in a sense, obscured by our own perceptions; as video artists, it is up to us to dis-cover or un-cover reality, then re-present or re-imagine reality in a manner that changes the viewers perception, to inform rather than affirm, to create rather than imitate – Videos by Walter Wright and a performance by Walter Wright and Al Margolis aka Elka Bong https://nohtv.wordpress.com

Hoping everyone is well and safe !
Katherine and Phill
from the Experimental Intermedia Quarantine

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

Phill Niblock’s Sound Spectrums − Within Invisible Rivers – Cinéma du réel | 19th & 21st March 2019

At the Pompidou Center for the Cinema du Réel International Film Festival.


The film questions eight years of one of the popes of minimalist music, a major figure to drone music. We visit his New York loft, a real lab that is both his home and his emblematic public concert hall since the sixties. We follow him in his endless tours, to have a glimpse at the secret part of one of the smartest composers alive. We are going to Brno where we follow him while he is setting up a major retrospective exhibition of his work. Phill Niblock went on unveilling his work, making the production of his music accessible to all. We resume following him through the breathtaking mountains of Schratenberg in Austria where he confronts nature or through Hamburg where he indulges on his teenage years in Indiana. We end up in Paris, attending a recording session. The film witnesses the elaboration of a composition with the doom-metal guitar player Stephen O’Malley. It is a sensitive apnea where music and image blend until both end up finding their climax.


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; www.marienbadfilmfestival.com

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, Roulette.org

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

Phill Niblock at The Tate Modern

The Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG   http://www.tate.org.uk

 Sunday 26 March, 7pm: Live performance of Environments III (100 Mile Radius, 16mm) and Environments IV (Ten Hundred Inch Radii, 16mm film) and Music, with live musicians and dance, 2.5 hours, entrance fee

Monday 27 and Tuesday 28 March, 10am-6pm: Installation of triple digital projection (Environments II, III and IV) and Music by PN

Tate Music and Dance Live Program, the 26th

Ronet – Neil Leonard, tenor saxophone

First Out – David First, guitar

Surge 2 – Thomas Ankersmit, analog synth

V&LSG – Lori Lixenberg and Guy De Bievre, voice and lap steel guitar

Elisabeth Schilling, dance

On the 26th, doors at 6, performance 6:30-9pm


the BMW Tate Live Exhibition series, full program info: www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-modern/exhibition/ten-days-six-nights

No 1 March 24th  On the first night of the BMW Tate Live Exhibition Lorenzo Senni premieres two new iterations of live electronic music sets investigating the culture and mechanisms of dance music.

No 2 March 25th

No 3 26th   Phill Niblock, and installations the 28th and 29th during the day, and free

No 4 29th   Join us for an insightful video lecture presented by CAMP

No 5 31th  Carlos Casas  and others -> Experience immersive live cinema in the Tanks

No 6  1st April (fools day) See the UK premiere of Ligia Lewis’ minor matter

for the ones not knowing Tate Modern well they should be there in time to making their way to The Tanks


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Permanent Installation, South Terrace: Fujiko NakayaLondon Fog with Ryuichi Sakamoto and Shiro Takatani
18.10 East Tank: CAMP Four-Letter Film
Until 18.30 Tanks foyer and East Tank: Isabel Lewis Occasion
18.30 South Tank: Phill Niblock 100 Mile Radius (Environment III) and T H I R (aka Ten Hundred Inch Radii) (Environments IV

The third night of the BMW Tate Live Exhibition is dedicated to a special live performance by pioneering artist and musician Phill Niblock, who was pivotal in defining the intermedia approach of the 1960s and 70s.

Niblock presents the last two works in his Environments series, ground-breaking experiments shown in New York City between 1968 and 1972 that combine multi-screen film projection, 35mm colour slides, and dance with original sound. The film materials have been reworked in the intervening years, migrating to video and digital media and will be premiered with new sound compositions played live. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience Niblock’s revolutionary experiments in the immersive presentation of film, music and dance.


News Update | Autumn 2013

I have been remiss in sending this current events out. But this festival in Koln (Cologne), produced by Georg Dietzler, prompts me to do it. And the issue of a new double CD on Touch.

TO91 - Touch Five - Phill Niblock

“Touch Five”, a new double CD on Touch, is published on October 14.
Music by Phill Niblock

CD One:
FeedCorn Ear – Arne Deforce, cello (2012, 29:48)
A Cage of Stars – Rhodri Davies, electric harp (2012, 28:18)

CD Two:
Two Lips – Zwerm Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)
Two Lips – Dither Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)
Two Lips – Coh Da Guitar Quartet (2011, 23 minutes)

Sept 28 – 30, Anthology Film Archives, NY – environments films, etc.

At anthology, i’ll show the three screens films from two of the Environments series – Hundred Mile Radius and Ten Hundred Inch Radii, on the 28. not shown since 1970 and 1972- www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

October 5 – Eybeam (540 W 21st St. New York, NY 1001; 9pm)

Daniel Neumann, producer. On the occasion of renowned experimental composer and filmmaker, Phill Niblock’s 80th birthday, CT-SWaM (Contemporary Temporary Sound Works and Music), Eyebeam’s late night concert series, presents the artist’s intermedia works in three constellations. Including the world premier of a new piece for two violins performed by Pauline Kim and Conrad Harris, and live video dedicated to and performed by Katherine Liberovskaya. The performances will include:World premiere of UNIPOLAR DANCE (an anagram of Pauline Conrad). Music by Phill Niblock, Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya. This piece is dedicated to Katherine Liberovskaya.
Live sound collage in a duo with Katherine Liberovskaya on live video.
And A CAGE OF STARS with Rhodri Davies, electric harp (28 minutes), and
TWO LIPS, a version with the Coh Da guitar quartet (Robert Poss and David First play live in this concert; Susan Stenger, Seth Josel also on the recording) (23 minutes) and the premiere of the new video transfer of the film

These pieces are to be published on a new double CD on Touch – Touch Five, on October 14 2013, at the Kontraste Festival in Krems Austria.

October 6 – Silent Barn, Brooklyn, with Bob Bellerue

Silent Bomb :: experimental music events at Silent Barn, produced by the folks who bring you Ende Tymes Fest

Phill Niblock
Katherine Liberovskaya + Al Margolis + Leslie Ross
Marcia Bassett + Barry Weisblat
Bob Bellerue + Philip White + Jeff Donaldson
$7 Oct 6 8pm doors, 9pm music
Silent Barn 603 Bushwick Ave J/M Myrtle Broadway

Oct 10 , Riga Latvia , Skanu Mez and CTM (Berlin) collaboration – PN, Stephan Mathieu, KTL – www.skanumezs.lv/‎

Oct 13 (arrive 11th) – Kontraste Festival, Krems Austria – guest-curated by the sonic acts team from amsterdam., with Thomas Ankersmit
It’s also a Touch artists event, and the new PN Double CD “Touch Five” will be released on

October 14 – www.kontraste.at

October 25 @ Beirut Art Center on the opening day of the Dream Machine Festival, Beirut Lebanon, with Katherine Liberovskaya and Thomas Ankersmit, and Magda Mayas playing N+M – http://www.beirut.com/l/28890

October 27 – Katherine Liberovskaya and Al Margolis opening at the EI house in Gent Belgium – www.experimentalintermedia.be

Oct 17 – Nov 10 , Koln PN festival, Georg Dietzler, producer; this festival is long, with many events – www.gerngesehen.de

November 15 – Arnolfini, Bristol, UK – Phill Niblock & Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 18 – Huddersfield Music Festival, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 20 – Manca Festival, Villa Arson, Nice Fr, with Thomas Ankersmit
November 23 – Audio Art Festival, Krakow, Poland, with Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 24 – Wroclaw (not confirmed)
Nov 26 – Fylkingen, Stockholm, Sweden,with Thomas Ankersmit
Nov 29, 30 – Mexx, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany (PN installation)

other events of my work, but where i will not be present:

Nuit Blanche, Paris France

La Maison des Métallos in the Nuit Blanche, Paris Fr, October 5 2013
A twelve hour exhibition of the Movement of People Working films and music by Phill Niblock (six images and immersive sound). 7pm to 7am


Two huge videos, 30 hours of sound, two huge red sofas in André Bloc’s Habitacle, Meudon. An original space where the galerist Natalie Seroussi presents an unique multimedia performance of the world famous artist, Phill Niblock : Meudrone THIR. The spectator is deeply immersed in a both visual and sonorous experience. Creating a place of meditation.

These works, realized especially for this exhibition space by Phill Niblock, are directly inspired by the flora surrounding the site, and demonstrate the artist capacity to use and to mix music, videos and photography.

Born in Indiana in 1933, Phill Niblock, since the middle of the sixties, is specialized in the realization of multimedia performances. Mostly known for his minimalist compositor talents, he presents simultaneously during his concerts movies showing the movement of working persons or abstract pictures.

Phill Niblock is the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation since 1985. During his carreer, he realized more than 1000 performances, was the conservator of the novative XI Records label, and launched a second EI Space in Ghent, Belgium.
This installation on Sunday afternoons, can be visited by appointement during the year. Click here to contact the Galerie Natalie Seroussi.

I wrote a short preview of your Eyebeam show in the Wall Street Journal today (Oct 2), in print in the section “Greater New York” and online here: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579109702848623952.html?mod=WSJ_NY_Culture_LEFTTopStories
Andy Battaglia – www.andybattaglia.com

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Phill Niblock Radio Special | resonance104.4fm

Long Wave
8th October – Phill Niblock

Interview with Phill Niblock conducted by Mike Harding over a dodgy Skype connection from Phill’s hotel room in Japan, September 2013

Intros and outros recorded by Jana Winderen in Glasgow, 28th September and Pascal Wyse in London, 18th September; with thanks to Brains & Hunch.

Station IDs: BJNilsen

Interview in Audiovisual Salvage

can be read here:

Phill Niblock Retrospective, Lausanne | January to May 2013

January 29th to May 12th, 2013

Mathieu Copeland, curator

A Phill Niblock retrospective in Lausanne, Switzerland – the exhibition will be realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and the Musée de l’Elysée (the national museum devoted to photography)

Phill Niblock – Working Title

Phill Niblock
Working Title
édition bilingue (français/anglais)
à paraître

Un panorama des activités de l’artiste multimédia et compositeur new-yorkais depuis les années 1960, à travers des essais de musicologues, critiques et historiens de l’art, de nombreuses illustrations, des partitions et 4 films sur DVD.
A collection edited by Yvan Etienne


News Update | November 2012

Phill writes:

“I know you’ve been missing those emails with my tour info. So here is a biggish one, after my dislocation from touring in November 2012.”

Summary of events

Films shown at Soundfjord | 1st July 2012

July 1st 8pm Soundfjord at V22 Space (F2 Large Space):

hill Niblock: 3 Compositions (Sweet Potato, Twelve Tones, Disseminate) and ‘The Movement of People Working’ (China 1988, Japan 1989) – David Ryan,dir./Clarinets Ian Mitchell, Clarinets, Alison Blunt, Violin, Joe Zeitlin, cello, Dominic Lash, Contrabass

+ related event: 3pm David Ryan – Via di San Teodoro 8 (a film featuring Giacinto Scelsi’s house in Rome) V22 Cinema Space http://www.v22collection.com/club/event.php?ID=108

(PN is NOT to be there)

Interview in The Wall Street Journal

You can read an interview with Phill here in The Wall Street Journal

“Sound can change your perception,” he said. “You start off hearing one thing, but when you begin to give up listening to one certain aspect of it or trying to intellectualize it, it opens up and you begin to float.”

News Update | Autumn 2011

A few present, future and past events, since the last update.
A short list, present (now, today), future, and then the past – passed, but in the full description list.

Sept 14, 1300h ISEA Istanbul – Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit

Warsaw Autumn Festival www.warszawska-jesien.art.pl
OCHOTA SPORTS CENTRE, Warsaw, 22:30, September 16
Phill Niblock, sound and image projection – The Movement of People Working
And September 17, 1200 (noon), AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM
Meet the composer: Phill Niblock (Talk), Organized by Warsaw Autumn

Wednesday 21 September 2011 8pm, Agora Hydro-Quebec, Coeur des sciences,
175, avenue du President Kennedy, Montreal, Québec
An Evening of Improvised Images and Sounds – Katherine Liberovskaya (Mtl) live video mixing
with Phill Niblock (NY) live sound collage and David First (NY) live guitar and laptop

Sept 30 – Oct 2 – Grand opening Fabrique “cultural center” – Nantes FR – Installation Phill Niblock – Plateforme intermedia – / Concert Friday the 30th of September Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya – 6.30pm to 10pm – Plateforme Intermedia / Fabrique.

Neon Marshmallow Music Festival NYC 2011 | October 14 : 15 : 16 | Public Assembly Brooklyn www.neonmarshmallow.com
Friday October 14th – Grouper, Kevin Drumm, The Men, Phill Niblock, James Ferrro

Also, I am curating a series of concerts at “The Stone”: thestonenyc.com
Experimental Intermedia / XI Records at the Stone, curated by Phill Niblock
October 18 – 30 2011 Please check the website for details
The full thing (but not much more info)
Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya – a residency and performance event (July 30) in the mountains near Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
At Archiaro (www.archiaro.it), produced by Tommaso Cosco – t.cosco@libero.it

Aug 6 – SoundRes 2011 in Lecce Puglia Italy, KL & PN – www.soundres.org
August 11 – 13 Hotel Pupik (Schrattenberg) Festival, Austria – Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya make a surprise concert, Sept 13 at 11am – hotelpupik.org
August 15 – Sept 4, Ostrava New Music Days, Ostrava CZ, Phill Niblock, new orchestra piece, Baobab, played Sept 3 www.newmusicostrava.cz

Café Oto, London, Thursday 8 September 2011, 8pm
Listen To This: Micromusic / Apartment House
Listen to This is a series of music concerts curated by composers. Micromusic, the second in the series, is a concert of where music is sampled, transcribed, saturated, over-amplified and held under the microscope. 

Curated by Joanna Bailie, the evening features three major pieces for chamber ensemble and electronics performed by Apartment House. 

American composer Phill Niblock’s 5 More String Quartets features four amplified live musicians playing over a stack of overdubbed string quartet recordings. Johannes Kreidler’s in hyper intervals smashes expectations of remix culture, creating a rebellious union of the acoustic and electronic. Atopia (hyperamplified) by Yannis Kyriakides explores the relationship between loudness and distance, inspired by the sounds of sand drifting past a kitchen window in Cairo.

Sept 14, 1300h ISEA Istanbul – Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit

Warsaw Autumn Festival www.warszawska-jesien.art.pl
OCHOTA SPORTS CENTRE, Warsaw, 22:30, September 16
Phill Niblock, sound and image projection – The Movement of People Working

September 17, 1200 (noon), AUSTRIAN CULTURAL FORUM
Meet the composer: Phill Niblock (Talk), Organized by Warsaw Autumn

Wednesday 21 September 2011 8pm, Agora Hydro-Quebec, Coeur des sciences,
175, avenue du President Kennedy, Montreal, Québec
An Evening of Improvised Images and Sounds – Katherine Liberovskaya (Mtl) live video mixing
with Phill Niblock (NY) live sound collage and David First (NY) live guitar and laptop
Presented by Liberovskaya in partial fulfillment of the requirements for her PhD in The Study and Practice of Art (Doctorat en Etudes et Pratiques des Arts) at the
Universite du Quebec a Montreal (UQAM) http://www.uqam.ca/campus/pavillons/co.htm

Sept 30 – Oct 2 – Grand opening Fabrique “cultural center” – Nantes FR – Installation Phill Niblock – Plateforme intermedia – / Concert Friday the 30th of September Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya – 6.30pm to 10pm – Plateforme Intermedia / Fabrique.

Neon Marshmallow Music Festival NYC 2011 | October 14 : 15 : 16 | Public Assembly Brooklyn
There will be an hour of Reyka vodka open-bar on Friday & Saturday for all attendees.
We will also have an hour of open-bar with Asahi Beer on all 3 nights.
Seven events in four days. Full spectrum Bunker Sound system. We will also be having an opening reception at the Clocktower Gallery on October 13th.
You can find tickets here: http://www.neonmarshmallow.com/2011newyorkcity/tickets

Friday October 14th – Grouper, Kevin Drumm, The Men, Phill Niblock, James Ferrro
Soiree After Party – Veronica Vascika (DJ sets), Xeno & Oaklander (Performance)

Saturday October 15th – Tim Hecker, Mark Fell, Phoenecia, Blues Control
Soiree After Party – Spinoza (DJ sets), Rene Hell (Performance)

Sunday October 16th | Day Show – Rhys Chatham, Loren Connors, Alan Licht, Ryley Walker
Sunday October 16th | Night Show – Mandelbrott & Sky, La Big Vic, Joe Lentini, Forma
Palmetto Moon Electronic Group www.neonmarshmallow.com

Summer is Simmering | Summer 2011

A few events by Phill Niblock and others, the summer is simmering…

A synopsis:

Installations by PN and Katherine Liberovskaya – July 8 opening
Kunsthaus Viernheim: Rathausstraße 36, 68519 Viernheim
Performances by PN, KL, and Al Margolis (If Bwana) at ECHOFLUXX 11, Tracfačka Arena in Prague, The Czech Republic, from July 12-16th, presented by Efemera of Prague (http://efemera-ephemera.org), curated by Dan Senn
2 pieces for flute by PN in a concert by Erik Drescher, July 14, 

Invalidenstraße 3, 10115 Berlin

ARTMUSE BOCHOLT, Bocholt, Germany, 16-17. July 2011 – Among many acts, Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya and Al Margolis (If Bwana) will make presentations – A Variation of Sets, on the 16th at 9pm

PN and KL, A residency and performance event (July 30) in the mountains near Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
At Archiaro www.archiaro.it, produced by Tommaso Cosco

ELECTRIC CURRENTS Experimental Intermedia 08.07. – 06. 08. 2011
Kunsthaus Viernheim/Kunstverein Viernheim
Eröffnung: Freitag 08.Juli., 19:00 Uhr im Kunsthaus Viernheim Begrüßung: Fritz Stier (Kunstverein Viernheim) Einführung: Georg Dietzler
(Künstler-Kurator für Sparten übergreifende Künste, Köln)
Niblock shows Topolo 1 and 2 (video) and China 86,87,88 slides
Liberovskaya shows Inside Paiva (video KL and sound PN) and Upwind (silent version)
Kunsthaus Viernheim: Rathausstraße 36, 68519 Viernheim www.kunsthaus-viernheim.de
Kunstverein Viernheim: Hügelstraße 24, 68519 Viernheim www.kunstverein-viernheim.de
Öffnungszeiten: Do. und Fr. 15:00 – 18:00 Uhr / Sa. 10:00 – 13:00 Uhr

ECHOFLUXX 11: a 5-day festival of composer-filmmaker presented new music and media art at the Tracfačka Arena in Prague, The Czech Republic, from July 12-16th, presented by Efemera of Prague (http://efemera-ephemera.org)
Guests include: Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya & Al Margolis, Stanislav Abrahám, Michal Rataj, Peter Szely, Martin Janaček & Petr Ferenc, Martin Blažíček & Krystof Topolski, Anja Kaufmann & Frances Sanders, George Cremaschi, Hana Železná, Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik, and The International Space Band (PN, KL, and AM on July 12)
EchoFluxx 11, Nova Hudba A Medialni Umeni,
Trafacka Arena, Prague, Cervenec 12 – 16, Zdarma

K O M P L E X X X – 2 Solokonzerte für Flöte & Elektronik
13. & 14. Juli 2011 at 

Invalidenstraße 3, 10115 Berlin
Two concerts produced by and featuring Erik Drescher (flute)

K O M P L E X X X 2 – 14. Juli 2011, 20 Uhr
Gérard Pape Harmonies of Time and Timbre I ( 2011) UA Flöte und 8-kanaliges Tonband
Phill Niblock Winterbloom Too (1983) Baßflöte und Tonband
Held Tones (1982) Flöte und Tonband
Erik Drescher, Flöte
; Daniel Plewe, Elektronik
; Gérard Pape, Klangregie
Phill Niblock expects to be present, but just hanging out

ARTMUSE BOCHOLT, Bocholt, Germany, 16-17. July 2011
Among many acts, Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya and Al Margolis (If Bwana) will make presentations – A Variation of Sets, on the 16th at 9pm

The Spinning Mill in Bocholt
The old spinning mill, which is currently under reconstruction, will open its doors for two summer days, the artMUSE Festival in Bolcholt. artMUSE is the very first event taking place at the almost renovated spinning mill. Therefore the curatorial concept is strongly based on the venue’s atmosphere and its future role in forming the culture of Bocholt and the region. The spinning mill was the witness of industrial revolution, the flourish of textile industry; it was abandoned as the postindustrial and digital revolution made it economically inefficient and finally useless. The artists invited to artMUSE Festival are all reflecting on this phenomena, the changes brought by digital revolution in the society , the industry culture and the region’s everyday life. The invited artists using the tools of new media, basically digital equipment to evoke different segments of the above mentioned historical and present issues. Furthermore the artworks are “woven through” with references to textile.

A residency and performance event (July 30) in the mountains near Catanzaro, Calabria, Italy
At Archiaro www.archiaro.it, produced by Tommaso Cosco

News Update | June 2011

June 11, 9pm – Japan Benefit at EI, including Rei Nakajima, Keiko Uenishi, Katherine Liberovskaya, and a screening of Japan89, a film by Phill Niblock, with music.
The film, Japan 89, was filmed in coastal villages north of Sendai, Japan, and along the south coast of Hokkaido Island. These villages were destroyed by the Tsunami of March 11 2011, and many of the people were lost.
Proceeds from this event will go to the Japan Society’s “Japan Earthquake Relief Fund” http://www.japansociety.org/earthquake
At Experimental Intermedia, 224 Centre Street, NY experimentalintermedia.org

June 13 (Monday), 7pm – Video screening by Phill Niblock at Microscope Gallery, (Topolo 1 and 2, and Remo Osaka2)
MICROSCOPE, 4 Charles Place, Brooklyn NY 11221, 347.925.1433

June 19 (Sunday) at Pianos, 7pm – Music by Phill Niblock and Michael V Waller – NewIdeas MusicSeries @ Pianos (158 Ludlow / Stanton) http://www.michaelvincentwaller.com/newideas-musicseries

End Times festival June 24-26. PN Saturday June 25 at 10:20 at Silent Barn – a noise & experimental music festival at the Silent Barn and Outpost in Brooklyn. it will be 3 nights of music, with movies, workshops, installations, potlucks, BBQs and good times. Al Margolis and Katherine Liberovskaya also have a set that night. Bob Bellerue – halfnormal@gmail.com www.halfnormal.com/endetymes/

News Update | Spring 2011

March 22, 23, 24 – Maerzmusik at Berghain , Berlin  www.maerzmusik.de / www.berlinerfestspiele.de – Video and Music Installations by Phill Niblock

March 31 – Borderline Festival, Onassis Cultural Center, Athens, Greece – Phill Niblock & Τhomas Ankersmit http://sgt.gr/en/programme/event/131

April 2 – Cinéma du réel , Centre Pompidou, 25, rue du Renard, Paris, France
Two films by Phill Niblock – Brasil84 with music, and The Magic Sun

April 7 –  Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock @ the wulf. 1026 s santa fe ave #203 (code 2-0-3 to enter) la ca 90021 **entrance on sacramento side** 9pm  http://www.thewulf.org

April 24 – Electron Festival, Geneva, Switzerland – Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit

April 27 – Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia – Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit
http://www.uniandes.edu.co/ (but not yet available on the website)

May 7 – Multiplace Festival, Bratislava, Slovakia – Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit
http://multiplace.org/ (but not yet available on the website)

May 9 Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit – Archa Theater, Prague

May 17 Caen Normandy France ]interstice[ Festival, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit www.station-mir.com

May 19 – Instants Chavires, Paris, with Thomas Ankersmit http://www.instantschavires.com/

May 20 – A concert in Paris with a piece by Phill Niblock, Ensemble Le Balcon, Eglise Saint Merri, 76 rue de la Verrerie, PARIS, 8pm – “Concert américain” http://lebalcon.com/


CHINA ’88 Excerpt from Phill Niblock on Vimeo.

News Update | Winter 2010

On New Music Box, the online magazine published by the American Music Center, Phill Niblock is interviewed by Frank J. Oteri. The December issue. Their front cover blurb on the website (nice, smiley picture there, too):

Phill Niblock: Connecting the Dots

Phill Niblock Niblock never formally studied musical composition and did not even start composing until he was 35. Four decades later, he’s more fired up than many composers one-third his age, and his mind-bending sonic experiences attract devotees of experimental music and even the indie rock and laptop crowds.

Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit interviewed by The Wire On Air (Derek Walmsley)
On Resonance FM London – www.resonancefm.com (archived).
Full details: www.thewire.co.uk/articles/5445/

October 27, noon to three – Kurt Gottschalk hosts Phill Niblock on WFMU 91.1, live, playing music by PN and a few hours of PN’s Jazz Faves
“Just prior to his appearance at the Ear to the Earth Festival in NYC, drone pioneer Phill Niblock will pay a visit to the WFMU studios to chat and guest DJ. While his own music is noted for its length and stillness (he does a 6-hour concert at his loft every December), Niblock is a huge fan of early jazz and bebop, and will be bringing some of his favorite high-speed saxophone music to play on the air. “ KG
Miniature Minotaur Radio, Wednesdays at Noon – a link to listen to the live stream or archive (plus the above and anything else anyone could need) is here: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/KU

Touch Radio 57 | Phill Niblock
A web radio program
19.11.10 – Sound Delta – 39:16 – 192 kbps
1. Zound Delta (21:52)
2. Bells & Timps (5:30)
3. BuchBel (11:54)
Zound Delta was made at a residency with the European Sound Delta Project in 2009. The sounds were recorded from the mouth of the Danube River at the Black Sea, – to about 200km upstream, at Russe Bulgaria. In Russe, there was a festival, and the finished piece was played. There were boats (Belgian barges outfitted as living boats) starting at the mouth of the Danube and the Rhine Rivers, with changing residents, for several months.

Bells & Timps was made using church bells in Gent Belgium, recorded by Godfried Willem Raes of Logos Foundation, in 1986. I modified the time by stretching vastly, and some changes in pitch as well.
BuchBel was recorded during an overnight train ride from Bucharest to Belgrade. All sounds are from the train, with many layerings. The train trip was immediately after the festival in Russe, Bulgaria, in 2009.
All of the pieces were made in ProTools.
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Sonic Circuits presents on Saturday, December 11, 2010 at 8:00pm
Artisphere, 1101 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, VA
A Variation of Sets by Al Margolis (If, Bwana) / Katherine Liberovskaya / Phill Niblock
Part 1: Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya, with live mixing of audio pieces by Phill Niblock
Part 2: Al Margolis (If, Bwana) music (prerecorded and live sounds)
Part 3: Katherine Liberovskaya, live video and Al Margolis (If, Bwana), music (prerecorded and live sounds)
Part 4: Music and Film (video) by Phill Niblock

At Experimental Intermedia, 224 Centre Street, New York, December 21
Phill Niblock (New York)
6pm until 12am Tuesday 21
Now 77 (gulp), and doing still, six hours of films and music for the winter solstice; many new hours of 16mm film transferred to video, and some of that newly modified for the better, plus 16mm film projection

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verb [ intrans. ]
make a continuous murmuring noise : the wind burbled at his ear.
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• Aeronautics [often as n. ] ( burbling) (of an airflow) break up into turbulence.
continuous murmuring noise.
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