Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya in Maribor, Slovenia
Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya
Monday, 25 June 2018, at 8 PM
Live Video by Katherine Liberovskaya, with Live mixing of audio pieces by Phill Niblock
In this live set Niblock mixes between audio pieces based on diverse field recordings which are very different from his music compositions.
Liberovskaya mixes video with Jitter/Max/MSP from a vast personal database of clips shot over the past fifteen years.
Music and Images by Phill Niblock
Music by Phill Niblock
Vlada BC (20:00, 2013) Elisabeth Smalt, viola d'amore, recorded samples
Ronet (21:08, 2014) Neil Leonard, tenor saxophone, recorded samples
Bag (21:00, 2014) David Watson, bagpipes, recorded samples
V&LSG (21:30, 2013) Lore Lixenberg, voice: Guy De Bievre, lap steel guitar: recorded samples
Images by Phill Niblock
The "Movement of People Working" series, Film/Video – China 88, Portugal, Lesotho
Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer and multi-media musician and director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation born in the flames of 1968’s barricade-hopping. He has been a maverick presence on the fringes of the avant garde ever since. In the history books Niblock is the forgotten Minimalist. That’s as maybe: no one ever said the history books were infallible anyway.
Phill Niblock (b. 1933, USA) is an artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud drones of music, Niblock’s signature sound is filled with microtones of instrumental timbres that generate many other tones in the performance space. In 2013, his diverse artistic career was the subject of a retrospective realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honoured with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award.
Email: info at phillniblock dot com
Katherine Liberovskaya is an intermedia artist based in New York City and Montreal, Canada. Involved in experimental video since the 80s, she has produced many single-channel videos, video installation works and video and music performances which have been presented at a wide variety of events and venues around the world.
So in 1999 we wrote about his performance: "To the end minimal, but not easy."
And we also recorded it –
Production: ACE KIBLA
Cooproduction: X-OP Society for Contemporary Art, Association for Art and Audio-Visual Production CODE BLUE
Support: Creative Europe, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and the Municipality
Photo: Kibla archive