Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography,
video and computers. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with
microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in
the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films/videos which
look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and
white abstract images floating through time. 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
among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the
Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels;
Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM;
Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute
at Merkin Hall NYC.
Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York (http://www.experimentalintermedia.org) where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 (about 1000 performances) and the curator of EI’s XI Records label. In 1993 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium EI v.z.w. Gent which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there. 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.