Music by Phill Niblock -discography:

New Release (October 2009)

Touch Strings, Touch, TO79 (2 CDs) (www.touchmusic.org.uk and www.phillniblock.com)


CD1: Stosspeng (59 minutes) Susan Stenger and Robert Poss, guitars and bass guitars
CD2: Poure (23:30) Arne Deforce, cello and One Large Rose (46 minutes) The Nelly Boyd Ensemble, Hamburg - Robert Engelbrecht, cello; Jan Feddersen, piano strummed with nylon strings; Peter Imig, violin; Jens Roehm, acoustic bass guitar strummed with nylon strings
or e-bow

Stosspeng was completed in April 2007; Poure in September 2008 and One Large Rosein May 2008

Touch Three, on Touch, TO 69 (3 CDs) www.touchmusic.org.uk and www.phillniblock.com)

  CD one: "Sethwork" Seth Josel, acoustic, unamplified guitars played with e-bow; "Lucid Sea", Lucia Mense, recorders; "Harm", Arne Deforce, cello
CD two: "Parker's Altered Mood, aka, Owed to Bird", Ulrich Krieger, alto saxophone; "Zrost ", Martin Zrost, soprano saxophone; "Not Yet Titled", Franz Hautzinger, trumpet
CD three: "Valence", Julia Eckhardt, viola; "Alto Tune", Ulrich Krieger, alto saxophone; "Sax Mix", Ulrich Krieger, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones

Disseminate, Mode 131, on Mode Records, New York (www.mode.com)

  1. "Disseminate Ostrava" (22:18)
Ensemble OCNM with members of the Janacek Philharmonic Orchestra, Petr Kotik, conductor, at Philharmonic Hall, Dum kultury mesta Ostravy, Ostrava, the Czech Republic. Live concert recording from Ostrava Days 2001 Festival, August 30, 2001; written 1998
2. "Kontradictionaries" (22:13) for the KONTRA-Trio
Madeleine Bischof, contrabass flute; Thomas K.J. Mejer, contrabass saxophone; Leo Bachmann, contrabass tuba; 1999 , revised 2003
3. "Disseminate Q-O2" (22:09) the Q-O2 Ensemble, Brussels - Julia Eckhardt, viola; Claire Goldfarb, cello; Lucio Capece, bass clarinet and soprano sax; Elke Tierens, flute; Roel Avondts, trombone; Recorded Sept 26, 2002, written 1998
Notes by Robert Ashley, Petr Kotik and Phill Niblock

Touch Food, on Touch, TO 59 (2 CDs) (www.touchmusic.org.uk)


CD one: 1. Sea Jelly Yellow, Ulrich Krieger, baritone saxophone; 2. Sweet Potato, Carol Robinson, bass clarinet, basset horn, and Eb clarinet; 3. Yam almost May, Kasper T. Toeplitz, electric bass
CD two: Pan Fried 70, Reinhold Friedl, piano

Note: on the first CD of the touch release, the pieces 2. Sweet Potato and 3. Yam almost May, are out of order. The actual order is: 1. Sea Jelly Yellow; 2. Yam almost May; 3. Sweet Potato

The Movement of People Working
, a DVD with 3.5 hours of film (video) and music, on
  Extreme (Australia) XDVD 001 (DVD). *It has been re-released, available from www.microcinema.com and www.forcedexposure.com
Side One: Film: 1. Peru; 2. Mexico; 3. Mexico; 4. Mexico (total time 1:36); Music: 1. "Every Tune", Daniel Goode, clarinet (22:48); 2. "Summing III", David Gibson, cello(32); 3. "Four Arthurs", Arthur Stidfole, bassoon (22:28); 4. "E for Gibson", David Gibson, cello (20)
Side Two: Film: 5. Hong Kong; 6. Hungary (total time 2:02); Music: 5. "Cello & Bassoon", David Gibson, cello and Arthur Stidfole, bassoon (25:05); 6. "A Mix of Cello& Bassoon and Contrabassoon & Contrabass" (25:05 minutes), Arthur Stidfole, bassoon and contrabassoon and David Gibson, cello and contrabass; 7. "A Third Trombone", Jon English, trombone (22 minutes); 8. "According to Guy, version III", Guy Klucevsek, accordion (22:00); 9. "Not Untitled, Knot Untied - Old", Relache Ensembleof Philadelphia (22:00)

G2,44+ / x2
, two versions of a piece for electric guitar, with many musicians playing, on Moikai,
  M12cd (CD)
1. Guitar too, for four - Toral Version, 24 track mix of guitar samples from Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, David First; With 6 added tracks by Rafael Toral
2. Guitar too, for four - the Massed Version, 24 track mix of guitar samples from Rafael Toral, Robert Poss, Susan Stenger, David First; Guitarists adding 2 live parts each tothe 24 track mix version - Kevin Drumm, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Robert Poss, Alan Licht

Touch Works
, for Hurdy Gurdy and Voice, on Touch, TO49 (CD) (www.touchmusic.org.uk)
1. "Hurdy Hurry" (15:20 , October 1999) Jim O'Rourke, hurdy gurdy (samples)
2. "A Y U", aka "as yet untitled" (21:30 , October 1999) Thomas Buckner, baritone voice(samples)
3. "A Y U, Live", (21:30 , October 1999 / 2000) Thomas Buckner, baritone voice(samples and live)

The Young Persons Guide to Phill Niblock
, seven pieces composed by Phill Niblock; a two CD

set, on Blast First/Disobey Records, London, in association with "The Wire" Magazine, London. Two hours, twenty-two minutes and thirty seconds of music; 1995; now re-issued on the XI label as XI121 (2 CDs) (XIrecords.org)

Disk One: 78:30; Held Tones (1982 - 94, 22:40 minutes), Barbara Held, flute; Didjeridoos and Don'ts (1992, 13:30 minutes), Ulrich Krieger, didjeridu; Ten Auras (1994, 21:20minutes), Ulrich Krieger, tenor saxophone; Ten Auras Live (1994, 21:20minutes), Ulrich Krieger, tenor saxophone, and live in the studio
Disk Two: 61:40; A Trombone Piece (1978 - 94, 22:13 minutes), James Fulkerson, trombone; A Third Trombone (1979 - 94,20:54 minutes), Jon English, trombone; Unmentionable Piece for Trombone and Sousaphone (1982 - 94, 18:33 minutes), George Lewis, trombone and Sousaphone

Music by Phill Niblock
, ""Five More String Quartets" and "Early Winter"; the Soldier String Quartet,


Susan Stenger, Eberhard Blum; XI 111 (CD) (www.XIrecords.org)

1. Five More String Quartets, (25 minutes) The Soldier String Quartet
2. Early Winter, (45 minutes) Susan Stenger, flute; the Soldier String Quartet; Eberhard Blum, bass flute (on pre-recorded eight channel tape); 38 sampled and synthesizer voices, computer controlled.Members of the Soldier String Quartet in these recordings: Laura Seaton, Violin; David Soldier, Violin; Ron Lawrence, viola; Mary Wooten, cello

Four Full Flutes
, four pieces for flute; XI 101 (CD) (www.XIrecords.org)
1. SLS, Susan Stenger, flute; 2. PK, Petr Kotik, alto flute; 3. PK & SLS, Stenger and Kotik;
4. Winterbloom Too, Eberhard Blum, bass flute

LPs by Phill Niblock:
nothin to look at, just a record; two pieces for trombone with Jon English and James Fulkerson,
  trombone; India Navigation Records IN 3026; 1983; (LP) Out of print
Niblock for Celli, Celli Plays Niblock; with Joseph Celli, oboe and English horn; India Navigation
  Records In 3027 (LP) 1987; Out of print

Compilations, or pieces on other's CDs:
A work -Not Untitled, Knot Untied, Old, played by the Zeitkratzer Ensemble, on the CD titled
   "Zeitkratzer SoundinX", on the label Timescraper Music, ZKR 9901
A work -Didjeridoos and Don'ts, for dijeridu, on the CD "Walls of Sound" by Ulrich Krieger, on OO
  disks, oo32
A work -Guitar too, for four, for guitar, on the CD "Go Guitars", by Seth Josel, on OO Disks. oo36
A Video/Music release, with film and music by PN: China and Sunsets, with the music Early Winter
  and First Performance; on Video O, from O.O. Disks, ooV2 (VHS, HiFi sound, 1 hour)

Most if not all of these (in print) recordings and videos can be ordered from the distributor Forced Exposure, which can be reached through the web site www.experimentalintermedia.org or directly at www.forcedexposure.com


home  |  top  |  concerts   |  xi records  |  phill niblock
ei.be  |  contact us