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Phill Niblock - 2012 Events

January 2 2012, from 8pm, Santos Partea House, 90 Lafayette Street, below Canal
The official website, but we are not on it - santospartyhouse.com

This time Santos is Closed is inspired by Phill Niblock & Katherine Liberovskaya's NYE party, where invited guests give short presentations of things they are working on or of something to set the tone for the new year. The setup should be simple. The duration between 20 seconds and 12 minutes. Organized by Daniel Neumann with input from Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya.

Here are people who confirmed:
Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, Laeticia Morais, Sabisha Friedberg, Byron Westbrook, Bryan Eubanks, Spencer Sweeney, Jeff Burton and Daniel Neumann, Jared Mezzochi, and others

At the door you will be greeted with: Santos is Closed. And you respond with: One step forward. That's the password to get in.

But this event was moved to EI at 224 Centre Street, because Santos was really closed to us.

Saturday, January 7th, 9 pm, at Experiemntal Intermedia, 224 Centre Street

Real-Time Variations: Live Visuals in Improvisation with Live Sound and Music
Katherine Liberovskaya: live video, Phill Niblock: live sound collage, David First: live guitar and laptop.

An evening of live images and improvised sounds presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for Katherine Liberovskaya's PhD degree in the Study and Practice of Art at UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal)

Two sets: - Liberovskaya (live video) / Niblock (live sound collage); - Liberovskaya (live video) / First (live guitar and laptop)

Jan. 9, 2012, NewIdeas MusicSeries XVI at Pianos on Ludlow, free admission
(158 Ludlow / Stanton), Produced by Michael Vincent Waller michaelvincentwaller.com/newideas-musicseries
Phill Niblock - Valence Long (for 75 violas) Julia Eckhardt, recorded violas; Pauline Kim and Conrad Harris Live (46 minutes); Hurdy Hurry (15 minutes)

Elizabeth Hoffman - New Work - TBA - (for taragato and electronics) with Esther Lamneck

Michael Waller - Trombone Too, for Five (for trombone duo + 3 tape trombones) with William Lang and Tucker Dulin

There is / was an article on me, EI and the Roulette Dec 21st concert in WSJ - December 16, Friday – Wall Street Journal. Even a picture!! online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204026804577098543535257370.html

Jan 12 in Boston – A Variation of Sets with Katherine Liberovskaya, Al Margolis (If Bwana) and Phill Niblock. The event is being co-produced by Mobius and Studio Soto and will be at Studio Soto on Thursday the 12th at 8pm at 10 Channel Center St., Boston. And in association with Benny Nelson and Non-Event.

Jan 17 – Bolsa Ernesto De Sousa, Lisbon – the jury to choose a Portuguese Artist for a residency at Experimental Intermedia, NY

Jan 19 – Lisbon, Portugal St. George Church ao Jardim da Estrela, produced by ZDB – with Yvan Etienne Program - Musica de Phill Niblock Hurdy Hurry (15:21, 1999) Yvan Etienne: hurdy gurdy , ao vivo, Jim O’Rourke: hurdy gurdy, samples pré-gravados Organ (ou Nagro) (20:00, 2007) David Maranha; orgào de igreja. Emanuel Schmelzer-Ziringer: orgào pré-gravado 2 Lips (2009 / 11, 22 minutes) Manuel Mota, David Maranha, Margarida Garcia e André Goncalves: guitarras com e-bowe, ao vivo; the Zwerm and Dither Guitar Quartets, pré-gravado. Música de Yvan Etienne - UNUN, uma peéa para hurdy gurdy & gravacões http://www.zedosbois.org/events/phill-niblock-na-igreja-de-st-george/

Jan 26, 27 and 28 –Supersimetria Festival, Barcelona - L’Espai Cultural Caja Madrid presenta Supersimetria. Entorn a l’extrem i la percepció, un cicle de sis concerts comissariat per Anna Ramos i Roc Jiménez de Cisneros. Artists: Lorenzo Senni; Cut Hands; Dave Phillips; Hecker; Rafael Toral; Phill Niblock (the 28th)
http://alkualkualkualkualkualkualkualkualkualku.org http://supersimetria.info/

January 27 & 29 - Petr Kotik 70th birthday concerts - Ostrava and Prague on January 27 and 29 and February 7 in NY at Roulette Baobab, Dwarf Tree Version (16 minutes) by Phill Niblock was played. PN at Prague and NY concerts

The February issue of the journal Musik Texte, published in Cologne, and in German only, is devoted to Phill Niblock. The cover and contents can be seen on the website.

MusikTexte - Zeitschrift für neue Musik; Gisela Gronemeyer, Reinhard Oehlschlägel Postfach 19 01 55, 50498 Köln (Briefpost); Gladbacher Straße 23, 50672 Köln (Paket- und Kurierpost)

February 22, 8pm - Michael Eby, WNYU-FM Radio, made an interview with Phill Niblock and plays some of his music.The program is also archived on the WNYU.ORG website.

"Tonight on WNYU's OUTSIDE program, Phill Niblock will radio-premiere a new piece entitled "Cage of Stars." The program will also feature an interview with Phill where he will describe how he arrived at creating his multi-media, minimal art. He will also provide information about the upcoming concerts he is curating at Experimental Intermedia. Tune in locally at 89.1 FM or worldwide at WNYU.ORG at 8pm!"

AV Festival, Newcastle upon Tyne, England. March 1 - 4, opening weekend Rebecca Shatwell, director, www.avfestival.co.uk
Two Niblock events - a 2.5 hour concert with film, with musicians Susan Stenger and Robert Poss; and a premier of a new piece - A Cage of Stars, Rhodri Davies, electric harp

Phill Niblock: The Movement of People Working The Sage Gateshead ... Watch video of Phill talking about his work at 25 FPS Festival in 2010 here.

review: http://www.google.com/url?sa=X&q=http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2012/mar/05/av-festival-review%3Fnewsfeed%3Dtrue&ct=ga&cad=CAcQAhgAIAAoATAAOABA96jX-gRIAVgBYgJlbg&cd=tbQixRZkOzg&usg=AFQjCNEUYzgfpOxMyPy432PqIJBc4ibYEA

Lament for John Cage - The Sage Gateshead, Sat 3 March, 8-10.30pm
The whole Festival is inspired by John Cage's compsition ASLSP (As SLow aS Possible), so we are delighted to celebrate the Cage 100 Anniversary year with six incredible performances by Rhodri Davies, Phill Niblock, Susan Stenger, Yoshi Wada plus readings by Alec Finley and Kenneth Goldsmith. This special evening includes UK premieres of new work inspired by Cage plus performances and readings of his work. Including work for solo harp, flute, contrabass, percussion, electric guitar, reed organ and highland bagpipes.

Biennale Musiques en Scéne, Grame, Lyon, France
Théâtre Laurent Terzieff (ENSATT)
Jeudi 15 Mars — 21h30
Program, Arne Deforce, violoncelle:
• Brian Ferneyhough — Time & Motion Study II (1977) pour violoncelle et électronique
• Raphaë Cendo — Nouvelle œuvre (CM) pour violoncelle et électronique
• Phill Niblock — Harm (2003); Poure (2008); and nouvelle œuvre, FeedCorn Ear (CM) pour violoncelle, électronique et vidéo - Phill Niblock, électronique et vidéo Concert présenté en collaboration avec l’ENSATT Commande GRAME, Fondation Royaumont–Festival voix nouvelles, Centre Henri Pousseur.

Dans Time and Motion Study II , le violoncelliste Arne Deforce est progressivement submergé, voire anéanti par le matériau qu’il produit lui- même: réinjecté par la bande, il transforme ses propositions musicales en une accumulation destructrice (le compositeur évoque à son sujet le concept de "théâtre de la cruauté propre à Artaud).

De même, Phill Niblock, compositeur majeur du courant minimaliste new-yorkais, parvient à une forme de déréalisation du geste instrumental: un seul et même coup d’archet engendre une texture sonore spatialisée extrêmement sensuelle, presque charnell sans rythme, sans mélodie, sans harmonie >>
La majorité de ses piéces consistent ainsi en un ensemble de drones, notes tenues, bourdonnantes,qui s’étirent à l’infini, évoluant presque imperceptiblement, et desquelles émergent une infinité d’harmoniques d'une extrême densité

PHILL NIBLOCK at Brown Hall, New England Conservatory, Boston Mass
Thursday, April 4, 2012
Non-Event and EMMA Present PHILL NIBLOCK
with performances by Eli Keszler, Ashley Paul, Neil Leonard and John Mallia and installations by Katarina Miljkovic and Benjamin Nelson

Brown Hall at the New England Conservatory, 290 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02115

8 p.m./FREE    nonevent.org/

and at this website, a preview for the concert, but it includes the entire playing of the piece "Five More String Quartets" 25 minutes

A notice about a radio show by Kurt Gottschalk - kcgottschalk@gmail.com - broadcast on Friday April 20, but streamed. He played my new piece, "FeedCorn Ear", Arne Deforce, cello, which was premiered in the Grame Music Biennale in Lyon France on March 15 2012. And with an interview with Robert Ashley. Can be streamed right here: http://www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/44788 Next week (well, april 27) he will play my other new piece, "A Cage of Stars", Rhodri Davies, electric harp, premiered at the AV Festival in Newcastle GB, on March 3 2012

Can be streamed right here: www.wfmu.org/playlists/shows/44887
Radioing: www.wfmu.org/playlists/KU

April 22, 9pm sharp, there is an ENDE TYMES FESTIVAL FUNDRAISER at La Sala with Phill Niblock, Hex Breaker Quartet, OPPONENTS and others, $8-$20 (sliding scale) La Sala @ Cantina Royale, 58 N 3rd St (btw. Kent & Wythe), Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
I will play FeedCorn Ear, Arne Deforce, cello, which was premiered in the Grame Music Biennale in Lyon France on March 15 2012 - Phill

May 17-20 Ende Tymes Fest lineup is confirmed at SECRET PROJECT ROBOT and OUTPOST ARTIST RESOURCES
featuring: Sudden Infant (DE), Cheapmachines (UK), Katherine Liberovskaya and Leslie Ross, Joseph Hammer (CA), Thomas Dimuzio (CA), Sickness (CT), Goat (TX), Zaimph (NY), R. Jenks (CA), Mike Shiflet (OH), Telecult Powers (NY/LA), Maria Chavez (NY), Hyena Hive (QUE), +DOG+ (CA) and many many many more - http://halfnormal.com/endetymes/

May 4 (Friday) 8:30 - in Paris at St Merry Church - Phill Niblock with the Nelly Boyd Ensemble Eglise Saint-Merry, 76, rue de la Verrerie / Paris 4e (near Centre Pompidou) http://rendezvouscontemporains.com/rdv/actualite.html www.experimentalintermedia.org

May 10 – Aural 2012 Festival (May 3 – 13), Mexico City DF, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit, www.aural.org.mx
Also, Phill Niblock films in the elnichoAural festval on the 13th - www.aural.org.mx/2012/el-nicho-aural/ß
And a few gigs after in Tlaxcala de Xicohtencatl, Guanajuato, Puebla (Puebla cancelled, but two in Tlaxcala) (May 17,18,19)

May 21 (Monday), 8 PM - Phill Niblock with musicians from Liminar and Sonidero 13, produced by Carmina Escobar and Alexander Bruck, at Sala Silvestre Revueltas, Fernández Leal 31. Col. Del Carmen Coyacán CP 04000, Coyoacán, Distrito Federal www.facebook.com/events/416405935059451/

June 3, 2012 8pm, NewIdeas MusicSeries XIX, free admission Phill Niblock - performing Stosspeng (2009) with Robert Poss and David First (guitars) and video by Katherine Liberovskaya Bonnie Jones + Jason Lescalleet, performing PARTY ANTHEMS (2012) for tapes and electronics David First + Michael Waller + David Watson, performing Sub Version III (2012) for tones, guitars, theremin and bagpipe Plus, special guest, Greg Saunier of Deerhoof. @ Pianos (main showroom), 158 Ludlow (btw Stanton and Rivington), NYC

June 21 (the summer solstice) – a Phill Niblock concert at Roulette with the Dither Guitar Quartet (James Moore, Joshua Lopes, Gyan Riley, Grey McMurray) playing Two Lips, a scored orchestra piece. Neil Leonard playing saxophone with Sax Mix and Zrost. Chris McIntyre, Jen Baker, Will Lang, tenor trombone; James Rogers, bass trombone, will play A Third Trombone. And maybe a surprise, like two films not seen in years.
Roulette Intermedium, Inc, 509 Atlantic Ave at Third Ave, Brooklyn NY, 8pm

Experimental Intermedia Concerts - On the Air - Archived David Weinstein, Program Director, ARTonAIR.org, The Clocktower Gallery & Radio, 108 Leonard Street, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10013 USA, Office: 212-233-1096

July 1st 8pm Soundfjord at V22 Space (F2 Large Space): Phill 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
www.v22collection.com/club/event.php?ID=108 (PN is NOT to be there)

July 3 - Q-O2 Workplace in Brussels Belgium, 8pm, Koolmijnenkaai 30-34 Quai des Charbonnages; +32 (0)2 245 48 24; curated by Julia Eckhardt
Al Margolis (If Bwana), Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock, A Variation of Sets Guy De Bievre will play guitar with PN and collaborate with AM; Arne Deforce will play FeedCorn Ear, which was premiered in Lyon in March

July 7 - Experimental Intermedia House Window Gallery, 6pm +
Sassekaai 45, Gent Belgium    www.experimentalintermedia.be
An exhibition opening by Katherine Liberovskaya

July 14 - klang.haus Festival - Untergreith 216, a-8443 Sankt Johann im Saggautal, South Styria (Graz, Austria) Curated by Mia Zabelka    www.klang-haus.at   including: Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock and Al Margolis (If Bwana)

17 July,21 čas (9pm), Belgrade, Serbia, in the Tito Museum, curated by Bojan Djordjevic of the Ring Ring Festival
Phill Niblock, Al Margolis (If Bwana), Katherine Liberovskaya – SAD, performans „Varijacije sa setovima“ („A Variations of Sets“)
Višestruki performans video umetnika na polju savremene muzike i eksperimentalnih zvukova.

Opis festivala. Ring Ring festival je već 17 godina važan deo beogradske kulturne ponude i pokazatelj otvorenosti i znatiželjnosti beogradske publike. Pored glavnog festivala počeo je da radi i World Music festival „Todo Mundo“, tako da nije iznenađenje što su u programu „Ring Ring na Belefu“ i World Music i nešto drugačija, tipična Ring Ring muzika, spojeni u jedno. Festival će činiti sedam koncerata i muzičkih performansa i to u junu i u julu.

23 July 2012, Monday, 19:00 hours, Red House Centre for Culture and Debate, 15 Lyben Karavelov St, Sofia, Bulgaria   www.redhouse-sofia.org/
A Variation of Sets by Al Margolis (If, Bwana) / Katherine Liberovskaya / Phill Niblock
Curated by Margarita Dorovska

August 3, Athens, Greece - Michalis Adamis and Thodoris Papadakis curate an informal event by Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya, on a sixth floor rooftop overlooking the Acropolis, at 10 Lebesi Street, 6th floor.

August 17, Kassel Germany, 8PM, music and films by Phill Niblock, at Foto-Motel Wolf 53, Wolfhager Str. 53, corner of Erzberger Str., near Kassel Hauptbahnhof. Curated by Ursel Schlicht, during Documenta

August 20, ArtMuse Festival in Bitola Macedonia at NI Institute and Museum Bitola, Kliment Ohridski Street in the museum's "Small Hall' www.bitolamuseum.org Katherine Liberovskaya and Phill Niblock, video and sound / music Part of a European culture project called ArtMuse    artmuse.eu/

September 9, 2012 at 1PM, premier of a new music work by Phill Niblock - To Two Tea Roses (for Walter Branchi). The work was commissioned by Ensemble NeoN, Oslo, for premiere at the Ultima Festival, Oslo, Norway, the commission was curated by Lasse Marhaug, Henie Onstad Art Centre, Sonja Henie vei 31  NO-1311 Høvikodden Norway,    www.hok.no     ultima.no/#/program/09-09/kare-kolberg-phill-niblock

We'll play FIVE MORE STRING QUARTETS (by Phill Niblock) on the opening concert of the BIENNALE in VENEZIA. My quartet is called QUARTETTO PROMETEO and is this year's winner of the Silver Lion in the Biennale. Another concert will be on the 6th of OCT 2012, and it will be played again, then. Francesco Dillon, francescodillon@gmail.com    PN will not be there.

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