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:

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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

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This is an announcement about two events:

A network arts event on May 24th, at 9pm Spanish (European) time, 3pm EDT (NY)
The link for the event –

For May 24, 2020
I was very disappointed in not being able to go to Spain to make concerts in four venues in April. So we decided to organize a Zoom event for them. The museums are:

– C3A Centro de Creación Contemporánea de Andalucía C/ Carmen Olmedo Checa, Córdoba, Spain
Alvaro Rodriguez Fominaya, Artistic Director –

– Centro José Guerrero, Oficios, 8, 18001 Granada, Spain
Director – Francisco Baena –

– Museo Vostell Malpartida, Carretera de Los Barruecos, 10910 Malpartida de Cáceres, Spain
José Antonio Agúndez García, Director –

– Phonos, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Edifici Mercè, Plaça de la Mercè, 10-12
08002 Barcelona, Director Angel Faraldo –

But everyone is invited to join the audience, in the greater world
Please!!  The link for the event –

This is the program:

– Set 1:
Katherine Liberovskaya/ Barbara Held/ Phill Niblock
live video: Katherine Liberovskaya
live flute and electronics: Barbara Held
live sound collage: Phill Niblock

– Set 2:
Music and Film by Phill Niblock
Film/Video: China 88, a film from the Movement of People Working series, filmed in Sechuan Province in China in 1988
Music: Vlada BC, for viola d’amore;  Bag, for Scottish bagpipes; and Praised Fan, for bassoon

This event is co-produced with Sarah Weaver of NowNet Arts
The concert will take place in Zoom. Go the website on the concert day and click the event button to enter Zoom. The concert can be heard on a phone, tablet, or computer. Best quality with headphones or external speakers and wired internet connection

Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60’s he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York – – where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 and the curator of EI’s XI Records label. Phill Niblock’s music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label. He is a retired professor at The College of Staten Island, the City University of NewYork. In 2014, he is the recipient of the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.

Barbara Held flautista y compositora, vive en Barcelona. Su práctica como músico con formación clásica da prioridad a toda una vida de colaboración, de trabajo interdisciplinario en relación con otros artistas. Ha creado un conjunto muy personal de nuevo repertorio para flauta por compositores españoles y estadounidenses, incluido el “Autorretrato” de Alvin Lucier para flauta y anemómetro de viento, y trabajos de cine y performance con Carles Santos y el poeta Joan Brossa. Sus composiciones colaborativas de video y música se han presentado en entornos muy diversos, desde el “Z to A Festival” organizado por el Storefront for Art and Architecture en las calles de New York hasta el Festival LOOP de videoarte en Barcelona. Conocida por su sutil exploración del material sonoro, crea un trabajo de sonido sensible y enfocado que expone el detalle del espacio físico de la escucha.

Katherine Liberovskaya is a Canadian intermedia artist based in New York City. Involved in experimental video since the 80’s, she has produced numerous single-channel video art pieces, video installations and video performances, as well as works in other media, that have shown around the world. Since 2001 her work predominantly focuses on the intersection of moving image with sound/music in various both ephemeral and fixed forms (projections, installations, performance), notably through collaborations with many composers and sound artists in improvised live video+sound concert situations where her live visuals seek to create improvisatory “music” for the eyes. In 2014 she completed a PhD in art practice entitled “Improvisatory Live Visuals: Playing Images Like a Musical Instrument” at the Universite du Quebec in Montreal (UQAM).

And the Second Announcement:

OUT NOW: ce.onl_0033

Contour Editions is pleased to publish the video work Threshold of Predictability: A Trilogy by NYC based media artist Katherine Liberovskaya with music by the legendary composer and filmmaker Phill Niblock. Katherine’s publication consists of three moving image pieces ranging between 30’ to 60’ where a single event unfolds its outcome slowly with transparency towards an inevitable conclusion. Each distinct piece features a different unmistakable drone music composition by Phill Niblock. The three pieces form a trilogy that spans approximately 138’ of audiovisual immersion. For listening and detailed information about Threshold of Predictability visit the publication page within catalog. To learn more about Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock please visit their profiles here: artists

This online project is the latest development to present works that explore the various possibilities of sound and moving image, while also engaging with studio experimentation, materiality, processes, and diverse techniques to create and treat material and media. Contour Editions’ continued effort is to reach audiences globally on a personalized level, facilitating the presentation of independent original works of art. Subsequently, establishing a community of artists sharing similar interests towards incrementally instituting a significant archive of media works.

Online project: ce.onl_0033
Artist: Katherine Liberovskaya with music by Phill Niblock
Title: Threshold of Predictability
Format: Online Screening
Date: 2020

Contour Editions

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

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;

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

Phill Niblock at The Tate Modern

The Tate Modern, Bankside, London, SE1 9TG

 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:

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-

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 –‎

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 –

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 –

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

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

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:
Andy Battaglia –

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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

(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
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
Friday October 14th – Grouper, Kevin Drumm, The Men, Phill Niblock, James Ferrro

Also, I am curating a series of concerts at “The Stone”:
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 (, produced by Tommaso Cosco –

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

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
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)

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:

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

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 (, 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, 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
Kunstverein Viernheim: Hügelstraße 24, 68519 Viernheim
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 (
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, produced by Tommaso Cosco