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
www.microscopegallery.com

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
http://www.cinemadureel.org
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
http://www.electronfestival.ch/2011/fr/dates.html?ditto_gd_documents=316

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
http://www.stimul-festival.cz/

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

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.
www.newmusicbox.org
www.amc.net

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.
www.sound-delta.eu

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.
Subscribe to the TouchPod podcast of TouchRadio via the iTunes Music Store

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
www.dc-soniccircuits.org/calendar/show/23/2010-12-11-phill-niblock-katherine-liberovskaya-al-margolis-artisphere/

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
www.experimentalintermedia.org

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verb [ intrans. ]
make a continuous murmuring noise : the wind burbled at his ear.
• speak in an unintelligible or silly way, typically at unnecessary length : he burbled on about annuities | [ trans. ] he was burbling inanities.
• Aeronautics [often as n. ] ( burbling) (of an airflow) break up into turbulence.
noun
continuous murmuring noise.
• rambling speech : an hour of boring burble.
ORIGIN Middle English (in the sense [to bubble] ): imitative. Current senses date from the late 19th cent.

News Update | Autumn 2010

A few events in October and into November, for me.
Since there are so many words, so much text, I make a digest, with just the names of places and cities, websites, first.

All events, except one, are within two weeks from now.

Phill Niblock

Oct 14 – The Red Room, Baltimore – http://www.redroom.org/
Oct 15 – Bowerbird Presents GATE @ The Rotunda, Philadelphia – www.bowerbird.org/
Oct 16 – Electric Temple Presents: Drone Marathon http://www.issueprojectroom.org/
Oct 24 – Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, New York
http://pianosnyc.com/
Oct 27 – PN live on WFMU 93.9, noon to 3pm
http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/KU
Oct 31 – Ear to the Earth Festival, at Loewe Theatre, NYU, NYC
http://www.eartotheearth.org/
Nov 19 – St.Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, London – http://bit.ly/PR-Niblock-TA

Experimental Music and Film at The Red Room, 425 E. 31st Street, Baltimore, Md. 21218
Thursday, October 14th, $6 Doors open at 8:30
http://www.redroom.org/
Curated by John Berndt

A night of Experimental Artists from New York
with Phill Niblock, Katherine Liberovskaya and Al Margolis (If, Bwana)
Bowerbird Presents GATE @ The Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street, Philadelphia
October 15th, Friday, 8pm; FREE
www.bowerbird.org/
PHILL NIBLOCK, KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA and AL MARGOLIS (IF, BWANA)
Curated by Dustin Hurt

October 16 2:00pm until 2am – Electric Temple Presents: Drone Marathon http://www.issueprojectroom.org/
At ISSUE PROJECT ROOM
, the Old American Can Factory
 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor 
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Electric Temple will present a day long musical event focusing on contemporary performers working with long sustained tones and sounds. The program will feature 6 musicians curating segments of the event. Audience members are welcome to come and go as they please.
Sets curated by Phill Niblock, with:
Music: David First, Leslie Ross, Al Margolis (If Bwana), Phill Niblock Images: Katherine Liberovskaya, Richard Garet, Phill Niblock
Tony Conrad
Marcia Bassett with Margarida Garcia and Barry Weisblat, Aki Onda
Kyle Bobby Dunn
Noveller
Ancient Ocean/Tom Carter/Century Plants

Sunday, October 24 at 8:00pm
NewIdeas MusicSeries II, curated by Michael Waller
Pianos, 158 Ludlow St, New York, NY 10002, FREE
http://pianosnyc.com/
Michael J. Schumacher + Nisi Jacobs (11:10 pm)
Phill Niblock + Katherine Liberovskaya with Shelley Hirsch (10:20 pm)
Tom Chiu (9:40 pm)
Michael Vincent Waller (9:00 pm)
Richard Garet (8:20 pm)

October 27, noon to three – Kurt Gottschalk hosts Phill Niblock on WFMU 93.9, 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

On Sunday, October 31 2010, 8pm, Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya will have a set in the Ear to the Earth Festival, at the Frederick Loewe Theatre, NYU, 35 West 4th Street, NYC
Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya’s Sound Delta +, a live audio/video performance created during the European Sound Delta project — a nomadic art residency, they collected audio and video material for two weeks along the Danube River, from the delta between Romania and Bulgaria and upstream to Russe in Bulgaria. The Sound Delta + performance in this festival will incorporate material from the Danube residency as well as other related
recordings and footage into a live mix.
Michael Fahres is also on this program.

On Friday, October 28, 8pm, at the Greenwich House Music School, 46 Barrow Street, NYC
Kristin Norderval with Katherine Liberovskaya. Matt Rogalsky is also on this program
Kristin Norderval will perform a multi-media work for voice, interactive audio processing and live video processing (Katherine Liberovskaya). Tattooed Ghosts is part of FLUDD – Virtual Polar Icecap Meltdown, a larger work that is inspired by, and uses excerpts from, Dina Von Zweck’s monumental literary work of the same name. Here, melting icecaps are conceived of as a flood of waters releasing the Arctic’s profound secrets. In the final three sections of this work, presented here as Tattooed Ghosts, myth, poetry and song trace the accumulation of ocean contaminants.

Ear to the Earth 2010:
Water and the World
October 27—November 1, 2010,
New York City, Produced by Electronic Music Foundation
www.eartotheearth.org/
www.emfproductions.org/
R. Murray Schafer / Bernie Krause &
Yolande Harris / Annea Lockwood / Matt Rogalsky
Kristin / Norderval / New York Soundscape
Paula Matthusen &
Miguel Frasconi &
Aleksei Stevens / New York Soundscape -
Liz Phillips -
Jennifer Stock
- REC Youth Sound Ecology Group / Matt Burtner & Scott Deal
/ Maggi Payne /
David Monacchi / Michael Fahres /
Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya / Andrea Polli /
Charles Lindsay & David Rothenberg

Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit
Play at St.Leonard’s Shoreditch, London
Produced by Andi Studer, Cenatus CIC
19 November 2010, doors 8pm
St.Leonard’s Church, Shoreditch, Shoreditch High St, London E1 6JN
http://bit.ly/PR-Niblock-TA
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=151938088175565

plus an Experimental Intermedia event:
Tuesday October 19th 2010, 8pm, at Experimental Intermedia, 224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, NY 10013, 212 431 5127, 212 431 6430
A party to celebrate the release of David First’s “Privacy Issues (droneworks 1996 – 2009)” –
a 3-CD set on XI Records
The evening will include a special performance of First’s “A Bet on Transcendence Favors the House” with Jane Scarpantoni/cello, Christopher McIntyre/trombone, Peter Zummo/trombone & D. First/guitar & laptop, with visuals by Katherine Liberovskaya. Music will start about 9:30.
For this evening the 3-CD set will be available for the special price of $20

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
www.festival-meteo.fr

September 16 +, at Hangar Bicocca, Milan, Italy
www.hangarbicocca.it/
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 
www.mitosettembremusica.it
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
www.bozar.be
CARLOS CASAS / PHILL NIBLOCK : AVALANCHE
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.
www.carloscasas.net
www.nellyboyd.org
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
[venue-website: www.sczg.hr/]
The concert will be held within the concert series Explicit Music [http://www.explicit-music.org] – a collaboration with the 25FPS experimental film and video festival [http://25fps.hr/2010/]. This perfomance will be at the opening night of the festival.

TodaysArt Festival in Den Haag, the Netherlands www.todaysart.nl
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)

Where Have the Vuvuzelas Gone?

Are you walking around with a strange post-worldcup abstinence? After hours and hours with humming from the african horn, the world suddenly feels so quiet. Of course there exsists a composition written for the instrument, “#Vuvuzela concerto in B flat”. But in you hunt for a similar kick to the one you got from the long noise concert they called the world cup, you have already digested that. But dont despair! The musica made by the minimalist composer Phill Niblock is described as “no melodies, no harmonies, no rhythm, no bullshit”. His compositions make the vuvuzelas seems thin and tiny. Check out YPGTPN or “Disseminate” and get yourself ready for thick, brain melting hordes of toneclusters. Deafening volume recommended for maximum effect! (Morgenbladet, Norway)

News Update | July 2010

July 1-14 – Binaural / Nodar residency in Portugal for Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, to make new works
Paivascapes #1 Nodar Artist Residency Center for 2010
(Among) the artists who will take part on the several residency modules dedicated to the interaction with the Paiva River, from the river’s spring to its mouth, which will happen between February and October 2010
Associação Cultural de Nodar
a /c Luis Costa
Nodar – Caixa Postal 106
3660-324 S. Martinho das Moitas,
Portugal
www.binauralmedia.org/

and

Saturday, July 10th, 2010 – 9.00 p.m. – NODAR (PT) 40º 55’ 3.21’’ N, 8º 3’ 35.42’’ W
PAIVASCAPES #1 – STRUCTURE, PROCESS AND PERCEPTION OF A RIVER
AUDIOVISUAL LIVE SETS & SCREENINGS BY ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
CRAIG DONGOSKI (US), CHARLES STANKIEVECH (CA), KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA (CA), PHILL NIBLOCK (US)

CRAIG DONGOSKI (US) “Durations: River Paiva”, Work in Progress Screening
CHARLES STANKIEVECH (CA) “Turbine Inferno”, Live video + sound (10 minutes)
PHILL NIBLOCK (US) & KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA (CA) “Sound Delta+”
LIve sound collage: Phill Niblock, Live video: Katheine Liberovskaya
KATHERINE LIBEROVSKAYA (CA) & AL MARGOLIS (aka IF, BWANA) (US)
“Frogfields”, Video: Katherine Liberovskaya, Music: Al Margolis (IF, BWANA)
PHILL NIBLOCK (US) Film – “Portugal”, looking at the movement of people working along the coastline between Peniche and Caminha, 1981, Music – “EZAZ” and “2 Lips – aka Nameless“

Binaural / Nodar and Teatro Municipal da Guarda (PT) present:
Phill Niblock (US) and Katherine Liberovskaya (CA)
Thursday, July 15th 2010 – 9.30 p.m.
Teatro Municipal da Guarda, Pequeno Auditório (Small Auditorium), Entrance: 5,00€
Rua Batalha Reis Nº 12, 6300-668 GUARDA, PORTUGAL http://www.tmg.com.pt

Set one: Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya, with Live mixing of audio pieces by Phill Niblock

Set two: Music and Film (video) by Phill Niblock
Festival Sinsal.Oito – Sinsal Insólitos presented by Son Estrella Galicia:
Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya
July 17th, 2010 – 9.00 p.m. – Quiñones de León Museum – Vigo, Spain
Organized by Sinsalaudio
Supported by the Regional Government of Galicia and Xacobeo Galicia 2010

News Update | Summer 2010

Sonar Festival, Barcelona Spain, June 17 – 19
Carlos Casas, video and Phill Niblock, music, on June 18, at 1300 hours
http://2010.sonar.es

15 June Skleněná Louka – Centrum současného umění
Kounicova 23, BRNO, CZECH REPUBLIC http://www.sklenenalouka.cz/
Figury 
20.00: Místogalerie
Phill Niblock/Al Margolis/Katherine Liberovskaya (USA/CAN) 

Al Margolis (If, Bwana) — živá i přednahrána elektronická hudba
Katherine Liberovskaya — živé video
Phill Niblock – živá i nahrána elektronická hudba, film, video :: Produced by Jozef Cseres
Variaciok Sorozata / A Variation of Sets
Katherine Liberovskaya (Can)
Al Margolis (If, Bwana) (USA)
Phill Niblock (USA)

June 22 at 1900
Labor Galleria
1053 Budapest, Hungary, Kepiro u. 6
Garnison7 www.garnison7.org studio for musical and intermedia experiments
Garnisongasse 7, 1090, Wien Austria g7@garnison7.ne

June 25 2010 at 2100
A Variation of Sets
Katherine Liberovskaya (Can)
Al Margolis (If, Bwana) (USA)
Phill Niblock (USA)

July 1 – 14 – Binaural / Nodar residency in Portugal for Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, to make new works
Paivascapes #1
Nodar Artist Residency Center for 2010
(Among) the artists who will take part on the several residency modules dedicated to the interaction with the Paiva River, from the river’s spring to its mouth, which will happen between February and October 2010
Associação Cultural de Nodar
a /c Luis Costa
 Nodar – Caixa Postal 106
3660-324 S. Martinho das Moitas, 
Portugal www.binauralmedia.org/

July 13 – “I will be doing a (radio) feature about your work at the Hessische Rundfunk, Frankfurt / Main, Germany. The show is called HR 2 Neue Musik and run by Stefan Fricke. Day of broadcast is July the 13th at 10pm.” Raphael Smarzoch
(This program will not be archived and available on the internet.)
http://www.hr-online.de/website/static/radio/programmfahnen/
hr2_Hoerfunk_Programmfahne2010_KW_28.pdf (scroll down to July 13, 10pm)

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

Samedi 28 août 2010 // 17:30 – Friche DMC – Mulhouse

Phill Niblock at Berghain, Berlin by Thomas Ankersmit

News Update | May 2010

GAS-festival – Göteborg (Sweden) Art Sound Festival
PHILL NIBLOCK & THOMAS ANKERSMIT
WEDNESDAY May 5 2010, 22:15, Pustervik, Stora Scenen
http://www.gas-festival.com/enwww.gas-festival.com/en

ELEKTROAKUSTISCHER SALON at BERGHAIN
May 6 2010, 20.00 Uhr – Am Wriezener Bahnhof, 10243 Berlin Friedrichshain
www.berghain.de

ARNOLD DREYBLATT ENSEMBLE
Arnold Dreyblatt: double bass and laptop, Jörg Hiller: percussion and computer-controlled electric guitar, Joachim Schütz: electric guitar.
THOMAS ANKERSMIT
A solo set with Serge analogue modular synthesizer plus tapes, computer and/or saxophone.
PHILL NIBLOCK
Several new compositions, including pieces performed by Ankersmit and Schütz, over one of Europe’s greatest PA systems.

May 7 at Alencon France
http://www.laluciole.org/programmation-phill-niblock—soirees-bains-douches-115.html
PHILL NIBLOCK – SOIREES BAINS DOUCHES MINIMALISME RADICAL
ASSOCIATION EUREKA
LA LUCIOLE | 171 ROUTE DE BRETAGNE 61000 ALENÇON FRANCE

May 12, 2010, 21:00 Uhr
blurred edges festival, Hamburg Germany
The Nelly Boyd Ensemble plays Phill Niblock, many pieces, and with video
NEW YORK / NELLY BOYD Mit den Werken von Phill Niblock – One Large Rose Tow by Tom Five More String Quartets und mehr; Dazu verschiedene Filme von Phill aus: ‘The Movement Of People Working’ auf zwei 4x3m Leinwänden.
Nelly Boyd Kreis: Robert Engelbrecht, Jan Feddersen, Peter Imig, Jens Röhm
With the assistance of Julia Berg
This concert is in memory of Jens Röhm
Forum Neue Musik in der Christianskirche | Klopstockplatz 2
www.kirche-ottensen.de
http://www.vamh.de/index.php?what=blurred_edges&year=2010
A longer text is in the festival booklet, which is here – page 19

May 21, 22 and 23
Music Academy in Łódź Poland, Postgraduate Studies of Film Music, Computer Music and Multimedia Department
Presentations, workshops / seminars by Phill Niblock and Marek Choloniewski
Arranged by Dr Krzysztof Knittel, Director
June 4 – An Hotel Pupik / Schrattenberg Festival celebration (how many years?) at Forum Stadtpark, Graz Austria, sets by Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, among others
www.hotelpupik.org

Sonar Festival, Barcelona Spain, June 17 – 19
Carlos Casas, video and Phill Niblock, music, on June 18, in the daytime
http://2010.sonar.es

and one that has slid past:
April 25 – L’Envers, Montreal Canada – 185 Van Horne (just east of parc)
www.myspace.com/lenvers185
Phill Niblock (NYC) + Katherine Liberovskaya, Jim Bell, Éric Létourneau, Gordon Allen
Three sets –
Live sound by Jim Bell et Éric Létourneau + Live video by Katherine
Liberovskaya
Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya, with
Live mixing of audio pieces by Phill Niblock and live sound by Jim Bell
Music and images by Phill Niblock
“Hurdy Hurry”; “Not Yet Titled” (Gordon Allen, live trumpet); Poure
Video from the “Movement of People Working” series – Brasil84

News Update | April 2010

April 12 2010 at 8:30pm, at Roulette, 20 Green Street, NY www.roulette.org

A screening with music of the two parts of a new video project, Remo Osaka, a commission to make a new addition to the project “The Movement of People Working”, the first addition in exactly 20 years. This is the New York premier.

Plus: A live set from material recorded in Japan in November 2009
Live video: Katherine Liberovskaya; live sound collage: Phill Niblock
Thanks to Jim Staley of Roulette for making this possible on such short notice.
The World premier of Remo Osaka 1 and 2, was February 26 2010, at Remo in Osaka.
February 26-28 – Phill Niblock [The Movement of People Working] Live Performance + Exhibition

“After making three events for them since 2001, the people of Remo Osaka invited me to come to Osaka and make a new video of the Movement of People Working, a project which I stopped filming / videoing in 1991. And by golly, it is fun, and I am doing it.”
Two videos, November 2009 and February 2010, with music by PN
Dates: 26- 28 February, 2010, performance: 19:00- 21:00 on the 26th
Exhibition: 13:00- 20:00 (close at 17:00 on 28th), all three days
Venue: remo, Coop Kitakagaya www.remo.or.jp
5-4-12 Kitakagaya, Suminoe-ku, Osaka, 559-0011, Japan

In the end, I shot and edited and color corrected video for four days, then showed the new video (1:42) plus the one from November 2009 (1:13), in a double screen installation on the 5th, 6th, and 7th days. Plus there was a concert on the 5th day, with those videos and older film / video from 1988. Remo constructed a new, pure white, flat screen / wall, for the occasion.

This event is in memory of Jens Röhm of the Nelly Boyd Ensemble of Hamburg
i‘ll play “Tow by Tom” with the Nelly Boyd Ensemble and Trio Scordatura and “Sea Jelly Yellow” with David Kant playing tenor saxophone live
A radio program broadcast and on the web, prepared by Isaac Diego Garcia, in Madrid, Spain, and in the Spanish language. The broadcast and webcast were on March 19 2010.
A radio feature on Phill Niblock, with two pieces of music, and commentary (Poure and Hurdy Hurry).

Radio Clasica –  www.rtve.es/radio/radioclasica/
It is archived here – www.arssonora.es/

News Update | Early 2010

Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa jury, January 18, Lisbon Portugal. An annual competition for a Portuguese artist to come to Experimental Intermedia in New York, for a residency and event. Sponsored by the Luso Americana Foundation and the Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon.
Isabel Alves, chair of the jury.
www.ernestodesousa.com

January 20 – ZDB, Lisbon, Portugal Associação Zé Dos Bois www.zedosbois.org
Sets by Phill Niblock and Keiko Uenishi (O.blaat), with Manuel Mota and David Maranha playing guitar live on Stosspeng, with Niblock
Quarta, 20 de Janeiro às 22h
PHILL NIBLOCK + Info: site | entrevista | vídeo
O.BLAAT (US) + Info: site | myspace | vídeo

January 23 2010 9:00 PM – PHILL NIBLOCK (légende minimaliste) + Transitoire (Pierce Warnecke plays guitar live on two Niblock pieces – Guitar too, for Four and Sethwork)
Sonic, Lyon, France; 4 Quai des Etroits, 69005
www.myspace.com/soniclyon

January 24 Cave 12 Geneva, 9pm
La cave12 à l’ECURIE (#140);ILÔT 13 – 14, RUE DE MONTBRILLANT www.cave12.org
DIMANCHE 24 JANVIER – 21h00 (concert 21h30 !!!)
 HISTORIC MAXIMALIST US FIGURE & NOISE SOLO FROM SEOUL 
PHILL NIBLOCK (usa) 
Diffusion, projection vidéo, laptop
avec Pierce Warnecke: guitare live 
+ 
CHULKI HONG (Corée) 
Abrasive Platine Solo

January 26 2010 PHILL NIBLOCK //// NICOLAS DICK
L’Embobineuse – 11 bvard Bouès – 13003 Marseille, France
info@lembobineuse.bizwww.lembobineuse.biz – 04 91 50 66 09
Hosting Web www.zeste.net

Feb 4 Technical University, Berlin – Phill Niblock with Volker Straebel – a lecture/concert series at TU Studio on Thursday afternoon, 6 to 8
www.ak.tu-berlin.de/emhoeren
TU Berlin | Elektronisches Studio
Fachgebiet Audiokommunikation
Einsteinufer 17c | E-N 324

Works by Phill Niblock, with a set by Thomas Ankersmit, featuring Zink and Copper Works playing “Disseminate” (Robyn Hayward, tuba; Daniel Ploeger, trombone; Daniel Costello, horn), curated by Andrea Neumann
February 7 at 10pm
Labor Sonor, KuLe e.V. Auguststrasse 10, 10117 Berlin
contact: laborsonor@studiobeige.de
www.fernwaerme-berlin.net/laborsonor

One that slipped past, so fast:
Phill Niblock and Byron Westbrook (Corridors)
January 5, Tuesday, 8pm, Monkeytown, 58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
www.monkeytownhq.com
Sets by each
Westbrook performs work featuring multi-channel sound and a 3-channel video made especially for Monkeytown
Niblock shows 4 films from “The Movement of People Working” series, recently transferred from 16mm film to video, and plays three music pieces –
Poure (2008); Sax Mix (2004), with David Kant tenor saxophone, live; and Sethwork (2003), with Byron Westbrook, guitar, live

News Update | Winter 2009

The release of the 2 CD set – Touch Strings (Touch TO79) has provoked a few reviews and a video on YouTube. See the websites www.phillniblock.com and www.experimentalintermedia.org
Phill Niblock December events and notices (well, one from November)

November 27 & 28 – Bordeaux France, NYC SOUNDS – CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Bordeaux – 33000 Bordeaux, avec  Maria Chavez, Katherine Liberovskya , Alan Licht,  Seth Cluett, Phill Niblock, David Watson; curated by Yvan Etienne, produced by Présence Capitale presence.capitale@free.fr
NYC Sound vise à présenter 2 générations d’artistes issues de la scène intermédia NewYorkaise. Musiciens, cinéastes, poètes, critiques. Outre leurs multiples ouvertures et
pratiques ces artistes ont pour similitudes d’être des chercheurs et actionnistes des pratiques artistiques expérimentales contemporaines.

December 7th, 2009 at 8:00PM. LMAKprojects is pleased to present live, as part of the third LMAKseries of this year, the works of Kamran Sadeghi, David Linton, Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya. LMAKseries is curated by Louky Keijsers, Richard Garet and in consultation with Berlin based Andy Graydon.
LMAKseries, 139 Eldridge Street, New York, NY http://www.lmakprojects.com 212 255 9707

DARMSTADT presents Essential Repertoire
Thursday, December 3 through Saturday, December 5, 2009
All performances begin at 8pm
ISSUE Project Room (at the Old American Can Factory)
232 3rd Street (at 3rd ave), Brooklyn NY 11215
http://www.darmstadtnewmusic.org
http://www.issueprojectroom.org
Darmstadt: Essential Repertoire Festival

Darmstadt “Classics of the Avant Garde” Essential Repertoire Festival
Brooklyn-based music series Darmstadt: “Classics of the Avant Garde” presents its second-annual Essential Repertoire festival of cherished compositions from the experimental canon.  This year’s iteration celebrates the 30th anniversary of the seminal New Music New York concerts curated by Rhys Chatham and held at The Kitchen, which put the still-burgeoning Downtown Scene – at the crossroads of minimalism, interdisciplinary performance, and various strains of post-punk – under a mainstream spotlight and redefined the presentation of experimental music.
Darmstadt’s cross-section of composers involved in the original festival includes “Blue” Gene Tyranny, Connie Beckley, David van Tieghem, Jill Kroesen, Jon Gibson, Ned Sublette, Peter Gordon, Peter Zummo, Petr Kotik, Phill Niblock, and a performance of Meredith Monk’s Dolmen Music by the M6.  Invited composers have been asked to present compositions of theirs from the 1970s, if not the actual pieces presented at the original Kitchen concerts.
Friday, December 4th:
Pieces by Meredith Monk, Jon Gibson, and Phill Niblock
Meredith Monk – “Dolmen Music” (1979)
Performed by the M6: Meredith Monk Music Third Generation
Jon Gibson – “Criss Cross” (1979) and other works
Performed by the composer
Phill Niblock – “Four Arthurs” (1978) superimposed with “Two Octaves and a Fifth” (1975)
Performed by the composer with Leslie Ross (bassoon) and Christa Robinson (oboe)

As part of the Experimental Intermedia December concert series, The Thirty-Sixth Anniversary of EI performances at 224 Centre Street, The Forty-first Anniversary of the Founding of Experimental Intermedia, the Forty-first Anniversary of the 224 Centre Street loft, and,
not least, The Twentieth Annual Festival with no fancy name, Part One (or A)
Phill Niblock (Where?) 6pm to midnight Monday 21
Barely 76, and doing still, six hours of films and music for the solstice; many new hours of 16mm film transferred to video www.phillniblock.com www.experimentalintermedia.org
224 Centre Street at Grand, Third Floor, N Y 10013
PHILL NIBLOCK – Six Films (1966-1969) [Ltd Ed; DVD] (Die Schachtel DVD01; Germany)  Die Schachtel in collaboration with O’ artspace proudly presents a deluxe DVD featuring six experimental films by New York-based composer, photographer and filmmaker Phill Niblock from the late-1960s. Anybody familiar with Niblock would probably characterize his work by the sound of his long, sonorous drones, producing rich overtones usually combined with a visual element — since before moving into composition, Niblock was an active photographer and filmmaker. While he usually is known for his films from the Movement Of People Working series alongside performances of his music, Niblock’s early works stand apart as unique objects. The integrity and consistency of his style is fully on display in these seldomly-seen or screened 16mm sound films wonders that include: Morning (1966-1969) from an idea by Phill Niblock and Jean Claude Van Itallie, filmed by PN, text by Lee Worley and Michael Corner, with members of the Open Theater group. Starring Lee Worley, James Barbosa, Cynthis Harris, Sharon Gans, Joseph Chaikin; text read by Lee Worley, James Barbosa, Barbara Porte, Dorothy Lyman, Michael Corner. Black & white 16mm film. The Magic Sun (1966-1968) with members of the Sun Ra Arkestra, music by Sun Ra and the Arkestra. Filmed on high-contrast black & white 16mm film. Dog Track (1969) — a film by Phill Niblock, with a found text read by Barbara Porte. Color 16mm film. Annie (1968) — a portrait of the dancer Ann Danoff, with a sound collage soundtrack. Color 16mm film. Max (1966-19) — an image collage film/portrait of percussionist/sound-artist Max Neuhaus, with a collage soundtrack by Max Neuhaus. Black & white 16mm film. Raoul (1968-1969) — a portrait of the painter Raoul Middleman, with extensive use of time-lapse film technique. The soundtrack is improvised by Raoul Middleman and Phill Niblock. Color 16mm film. Limited edition of 500 copies. NTSC, all-region DVD, stereo, 4:3 format. Run-time: 65 minutes.
DVD  $25.50, available from www.forcedexposure.com Search for – Niblock Six Films

In November, a few things in Japan:
November 11 – a lecture / demo of respective work by Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya for Takashi Sasaoka at SEIAN UNIVERSITY OF ART AND DESIGN in Otsu City in Shiga Prefecture, Japan
November 13 at 19:30 ‘Urban Guild’ http://urbanguild.net/ , a Kyoto club – with several sets – Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, Keiko Uenishi (oblaat), Atsushi Nishijima
November 14 at the Kyoto University Museum, as part of the Academic Film Expo 2009
13:15~14:35 Phill Niblock – performance and talk, introduction by Keiko Uenishi and Eisuke Yanigisawa http://www.museum.kyoto-u.ac.jp/modules/event/content0033.html
also on November 13, a video screening of works by Katherine Liberovskaya at 11:30am
http://inet.museum.kyoto-u.ac.jp/expo/info15.html
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Phill Niblock + Katherine Liberovskaya in Tokyo Geijutsu Daigaku (Tokyo University of the Arts), Toride Campus on Nov 16, 15:00, presented by Yosuke Ito
The presentation takes place at Room 4, 2nd floor, Department of Intermedia Art
Access: Toride Campus http://www.geidai.ac.jp/english/access/index.html
November 18 at 19:30 SuperDeluxe Tokyo – Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, with a set by Keiko Uenishi (oblaat) and Jim O’Rourke playing PN’s Sethwork
B1F 3.1.25 Nishi Azabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0031, Japan
T: 03.5412.0515 | F: 03.5412.0516 www.super-deluxe.com
November 19 – Musashino Art University, Tokyo, Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya – lecture / demo for Christophe Charles – Thursday, between 16:30 and 19:00 www.musabi.ac.jp
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Phill Niblock Presentation and Performance with Katherine Liberovskaya
Date: Monday, 23rd November 2009, 17:00 at Art Yard Studio
4th Floor, A.I.R.1963 Bldg. 1-2-25 Motomachi, Naniwa-ku, Osaka, 556-0016 JAPAN
http://www.artyard.jp/artyardstudio/ and www.remo.or.jp
Osaka-City Contemporary Art Creation Support Programme. Media Art in Residence Project
Host Organization: Osaka-City
Project Management: remo/ Osaka-Jo Hall
Cooperation: CAS/ Art Yard/ Canada Council for the Arts
And a few other things:
November 27 & 28 – Bordeaux France, NYC SOUNDS – CAPC – Musée d’Art Contemporain de la Ville de Bordeaux – 33000 Bordeaux, avec Maria Chavez, Katherine Liberovskya , Alan Licht, Bill Nace, Phill Niblock, David Watson; curated by Yvan Etienne
December 4 at Issue Project Room, in a festival of pieces played at the New Music New York festival produced at the Kithchen in 1979, two pieces of Phill Niblock, superimposed
And a recent, past event:
SONOLOGY CONCERT – Royal Conservatory Den Haag
Video- en audiopresentatie van sonologie in samenwerking met
Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya
3 NOVEMBER, Tuesday, 19:30 – 21:30 GRATIS
At Theaterzaal, Scheltema, Marktsteeg 1, 2312 CS Leiden, Netherlands info@scheltemacomplex.nl +31 71 5161880
For the full program, go to: http://www.scheltemacomplex.nl/Programma/Sonologie_concert

The Ashgate Research Companion to Experimental Music

Published by Ashgate, this book by James Saunders features a chapter on Phill Niblock (and Philip Jeck). It is available from Amazon, but it is very pricey…

News Update | Autumn 2009

Oct 9 Phill Niblock at Serpentine Gallery Pavilion, London – with the Nelly Boyd Ensemble, Hamburg – playing “One Large Rose” and “3 to 7 – 196” (for cello) – Robert Engelbrecht, cello; Jan Feddersen, piano; Peter Imig, violin; Jens Röhm, acoustic bass. You can see footage here and here.

The Serpentine Gallery Pavilion 2009 -Designed by Kazuyo Sejima and Ryue Nishizawa of SANAA

Serpentine Gallery
Kensington Gardens
London W2 3XA www.serpentinegallery.org
Park Nights with Phill Niblock is presented by the Serpentine Gallery in association with The Wire. It is produced by Andi Studer – Cenatus and supported by PRS Foundation’s New Music Plus…

Oct 11 London at Cafe Oto with Tim Parkinson, piano, playing Pan Fried 27.5 and the Trio Scordatura playing Three Orchids. Three sets:
1. Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya (30 Minutes)
2. Pan Fried 27.5, with Tim Parkinson playing piano live (27.5 minutes)
3. Three Orchids, with the Trio Scordatura and two others playing live (23 minutes)
Trio Scordatura: Alfrun Schmid, voice; Elisabeth Smalt, viola; Bob Gilmore, keyboard
Plus: Guy De Bievre, guitar and Susan Stenger, flute
Cafe Oto www.cafeoto.co.uk 22 Ashwin Street Dalston, London, E8 3DL, +44 20 7923 1231

Phill Niblock lecture/demo at Goldsmiths in London on October 13 at 4pm
Moderated by Keith Potter, Goldsmiths, University of London. New Cross, London, SE14 6NW. Lecture Theatre, Room 137a, Richard Hoggart Building. The lecture is open to the public…

Köln / Cologne, Wednesday October 28, 2009, 19:30
Kunst-Station Sankt Peter, Jabachstraße 1, 50676 Köln
Gerngesehen + Aufabwegen present visual sounds – music intermedial
Nelly Boyd und PHILL NIBLOCK
Köln Premiere of the Hamburg Ensemble playing live and recorded –
2 compositions by Phill Niblock – ONE LARGE ROSE und SETHWORKS,
with Niblock’s Film BRASIL 84
&
LASSE MARHAUG + JOHN WIESE
First German concert by this noise duo from Norway & USA

Plus, on Thursday, 29, 2009, 19:30, Herz-Jesu-Kirche Zülpicher Platz, 50674 Köln, Gerngesehen presents – visualsounds – music intermedial
Jenny Q Chai und Nelly Boyd Kreis
freies rheinland eV c/o georg dietzler, Im Stavenhof 17, 50668 Köln, +49.(0)221.123 383
info@gerngesehen.de www.gerngesehen.de

News Update | Summer 2009

A few events for the long summer, beginning just before the solstice
FESTIVAL – OSTRAVA New Music Days 2009 21 to 29 August 2009 5th biennial
Ostrava, Czech Republic www.ocnmh.cz www.newmusicostrava.cz
21 August, a three hour concert of the music and images of Phill Niblock, in a steel mill, featuring two works for orchestra. The first concert in the Ostrava New Music Days festival.
At Vítkovice Site – Blast Furnaces, Hall No. 6

June 19, 09, 8pm Issue Project Room – Darmstadt series
ISSUE PROJECT ROOM, at the Old American Can Factory, 232 3rd Street, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Telephone: 718-330-0313
IPR – issueprojectroom.org and Darmstadt – darmstadtnewmusic.org
Either/Or plays Feldman’s “Why Patterns?” and David Budin, piano, is playing Stockhausen’s klavierstuck IX, and a longish set by Phill Niblock, including the NY Premier of “2 Lips aka Nameless”, commissioned and played by Laboratorium of Champ d’Action, Antwerp, Belgium
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Concert By Eric Letourneau, Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock
Paris (near) July 1, http://www.la-g.org
Three sets:
Eric Letourneau (sound/music) and Katherine Liberovskaya (live video)
Katherine Liberovskaya (live video) and Phill Niblock (mixed sound collage pieces) and
Eric Letourneau (sound)
Phill Niblock (music and images (video))
La Générale en Manufacture, 6, Grande Rue, F 92310 Sèvres, France
Métro ligne 9 – Station Pont de Sèvres; Tramway ligne T2 – Arrêt Musée de Sèvres
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Dampfzentrale Bern, Marzilistr. 47, 3005 Bern, Switzerland kultur@dampfzentrale.ch
2. Juli 2009, 21:00
Phill Niblock (USA) /Thomas Ankersmit (NL)
July 3, 4 & 5 Festival Architectones (http://www.architectones.net/) at Saline Royale d’Arc et Senans http://www.salineroyale.com and www.architectones.net
Concerts by Thomas Ankersmit, Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock on July 4
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XVI stazione di topolò · postaja topolove, dal 4 al 19 luglio 2009
www.stazioneditopolo.it/
A residency for the production of new work, by Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya,
July 10 to 19
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A residency for the production of new work, by Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya,
July 10 to 19
21 August, a three hour concert of the music and images of Phill Niblock, in a steel mill, featuring three works for orchestra. The first concert in the Ostrava New Music Days festival, August 21 – 29, in Ostrava CZ

News Update | Early Summer 2009

LOGOS TETRAEDER, BOMASTRAAT 26, 9000 GENT BELGIUM
13 May 2009, Wednesday , 8pm www.logosfoundation.org
– “Sacred Robots'” (The Logos M&M robot orchestra (Man & Machine))
Work by Phill Niblock, Godfried-Willem Raes, Olivier Messiaen.
Kristof Lauwers realizes a new piece by Phill Niblock using Godfried-Willem Raes’ robot / computer dirven instruments – “One Blue Rose”, a premier

May 16 in Lleida, Spain, at Centre d’art La Panera, European Night of Museums 2009.
www.*lapanera*.cat
Concert with Ursula Scherrer, Katherine Liberovskaya, Phill Niblock and Barbara Held
Sessions at 9:30 and 10:30

Concert Sunday 17 May, 9PM
Hangar, Barcelona Spain www.*hangar*.org
Passatgedel Marques de Santa Isabel 40
produced by: www.lullcec.org/lullcec.cgi
A double concert – Ferran Fages and Dimitra Lazaridou Chatzigoga
and Phill Niblock, Music and Images (with Barbara Held, flute)
and Sandrine Robilliard (cello)

PHILL NIBLOCK CONCERT AT CAFE OTO, LONDON Sunday 24 May 2009- 8PM
Programme:
A record release event for Touch Strings – a 2CD set on the Touch label, with three new pieces by Phill Niblock:
“Poure” for cello, Arne Deforce;
“Stosspeng” for two guitars in stereo, with Susan Stenger and Robert Poss;
“One Large Rose”, the Nelly Boyd Ensemble
Performed will be Poure – Arne Deforce, cello and Stosspeng – Susan Stenger and Guy De Bievre, guitars;
and with film
www.touch33.net and www.phillniblock.com for info on previous releases
Cafe Oto www.cafeoto.co.uk 22 Ashwin Street Dalston, London, E8 3DL, +44 20 7923 1231
8 adv/10 at the door

News Update | Spring 2009 – A few more…

Phill Niblock, Gent Spring – an installation of music and film pieces –
April 24th -> May 23rd.
Opening on April 23rd at 8pm, with a concert of music by Phill Niblock featuring a performance by Kasper T. Toeplitz (F) playing live with PN’s music; produced in collaboration with Odradek, De Witte Zaal, Posteernestraat 64, 9000 Gent, Belgium
www.wittezaal.be | www.odradek.net

April 24 in Leuven Belgium, at Stuk, the final edition of the NewNoise Festival sets by Carl Ludwig Huebsch & Jan Pillaert – bastubaduo; John Edwards & Peter Jacquemyn – contrabasduo; Ninh Le Quan & Tony Buck – percussieduo; and the final (Grote Finale) set by Phill Niblock in the StukCafe, joined by John Edwards & Peter Jacquemyn and the Zwerm Guitar Ensemble

Phill Niblock at OffOff artcinema
A programme consisting of six short films from the 60’s, by Phill Niblock
April 27th at 8.30pm
Art Cinema OFFoff, Begijnhof ter Hoye, Lange Violettestraat 237, B-9000, Gent, Belgium
www.offoff.be in cooperation with Odradek & De Witte Zaal

May 24, Phill Niblock in a concert at:
Cafe OTO, 18 – 22 Ashwin Street, Dalston, London, E8
www.cafeoto.co.uk/

News Update | Spring 2009

Volker Straebel: “Technological implications of Phill Niblock’s drone music, derived from analytical observations of selected works for cello and string quartet on tape”, in: Organised Sound 13:3 (Dec. 2008), 225-235
http://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayJournal?jid=OSO
article available from the website (www.straebel.de)

Abstract: Four compositions for cello and string quartet on tape by American intermedia artist Phill Niblock originating from 1974 to 2003 are discussed.
The interdependence of compositional approach and available technology is considered, leading to the observation that the electronic music composers technique is considerably independent of the available technology. Where a dependence of artistic development on factors not originally musical has to be acknowledged, these nonmusical factors lie not so much in the technology
but in Niblocks interpretation of it. This is discussed within the context of philosophical observations on art and technology by Theodor W. Adorno, Martin Heidegger and Ernst Cassirer.

Feb 17, Antwerp, Laboratorium project with Champ d’Action Ensemble, recording/workshop for material to be used in a new commissioned piece for two orchestras, to be played March 28 in Antwerp, mix on the 18th; plus a talk, at the conservatory

Subtropics Festival, Miami Florida (Feb 28 to Mar 1) an installation of Soundworks by PN and others, and a set in a concert. And a collaborative performance with Katherine Liberovskaya, live video, and PN, mixing soundworks; and many other events www.subtropics.org

March 14 -The Hague, a Niblock-evening with films, music, the Trio Scordatura, and the Ensemble Klang, Dag in de Branding, eleventh edition, March 14th, 21h – Paard van Troje,
Prinsegracht 12, Den Haag, The Netherlands. Pieces to be played – Pan Fried 11, Three Orchids, Parker’s Altered Mood, Disseminate
info@paard.nl www.dagindebranding.nl/ (www.ensembleklang.com)
(www.trioscordatura.com)

March 28, concert with a new PN piece commissioned by Champ d’ Action, titled “Nameless” (22 minutes, scored, with the score realized in collaboration with Bob Gilmore) by Phill Niblock, performed by ‘Laboratorium’ of Champ d’Action at De Singel, Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 155, 2018 Antwerpen, Belgium
www.champdaction.be

Screenings, talks, produced by Andrea Lissoni at Gorizia University, Friuli Province, Italy, in collaboration with the videomaker Carlos Casas March 30 & 31, & April 1, as part of VII MAGIS International Film Studies Spring School

April 17 Hamburg, Germany, at Kampnagel, the Nelly Boyd Ensemble, of Hamburg, with the Trio Scordatura, of Amsterdam. Featuring a Performance of a new work by PN – “One Large Rose”, soon to be released on a “Touch” label double CD. Other works by PN will be “Three Orchids” and “Tow by Tom”. Three Orchids will be performed by Trio Scordatura; One Large Rose by the Nelly Boyd Ensemble, and Tow by Tom (for two orchestras) by both groups, each playing one orchestra, with multitrack recording. All pieces will be with playback of multitrack recordings and live musicians, and each piece is played from scores
www.nellyboyd.org www.trioscordatura.com
www.kampnagel.de/index.php?page=detail&cluster=428011

Phill Niblock, Gent Spring – an installation of music and film pieces – April 24th -> May 23rd.
Opening on April 23rd at 8pm, with a concert of music by Phill Niblock featuring a performance by Kasper T. Toeplitz (F) playing live with his music; produced in collaboration with Odradek De Witte Zaal, Posteernestraat 64, 9000 Gent, Belgium www.wittezaal.be www.odradek.net

Phill Niblock at OffOff artcinema
A programme consisting of six short films from the 60’s, by Phill Niblock
April 27th at 8.30pm Art Cinema OFFoff, Begijnhof ter Hoye, Lange Violettestraat 237, B-9000, Gent, Belgium
www.offoff.be
in cooperation with Odradek & De Witte Zaal