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Phill Niblock - 2013 Events

Phill Niblock retrospective in Lausanne CH - the exhibition will be realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne - www.circuit.li/ ) and the Musée de l’Elysée (the national museum devoted to photography - www.elysee.ch/ ), Mathieu Copeland, curator; January 29 until May 12, 2013
A book,
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      www.lespressesdureel.com/
A review of the book - Working Title, by Yusef Sayed, is in the current issue of The Wire magazine. Here is a link to see it:   experimentalintermedia.org/images/TheWire%20review2013.jpg

An interview of Phill Niblock by Yusef Sayed:

A review from 1973, of a concert / performance of my Environments series.

A documentary video by Frederick Bernas of Phill Niblock:
Minimalist composer Phill Niblock has been living in his Chinatown loft since the late 1960s, and curating concerts there for almost as long.
This film explores Niblock's work, and tracks its significance for New York's downtown experimental music scene – past and present...
Published online by The Wire magazine – February 6, 2013.
Watch here: www.thewire.co.uk/video/watch-an-exclusive-video-about-phill-niblock

Concert by Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit, Feb 7 2013
Musee dArt Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, 1, place Hans-Jean Arp
Strasbourg, France      musees.strasbourg.eu

A book launch for "Working Title", articles about Phill Niblock, edited by Yvan Etienne, published by Les Presses du Réel, with 4 DVDs included        www.lespressesdureel.com/
Saturday February 9 at 7PM at Palais de Tokyo, Paris       www.palaisdetokyo.com/fr/
Intervenants : Phill Niblock et Kasper Toeplitz: Atau Tanaka, Mathieu Saladin, Dan Warburton et Anne Roquigny, produced by Patrick Javault


ARANÉIDE (La Danse en Levitation), 14 & 15 FÉVR. 2013
Chorégraphie : Myriam Gourfink / trapèze : Clémence Coconnier / musique : Kasper T.Toeplitz / création lumière : Séverine Rième / réalisation structure : Pierre-Yves Guillaumin.
Phill Niblock, figure américaine du minimalisme, réalisateur de films et compositeur, pour plusieurs pièces emblématiques de son parcours.
Music and Films by PN, with Kasper Toeplitz, bass guitar and electronics Le Manège de Reims Scène nationale, King's Fountain, in Reims France    www.manegedereims.com/

February 19, Bolsa Ernesto de Sousa, Lisbon, Portugal - a jury to select an artist for a residency at Experimental Intermedia in New York for this year, the 20th year of the residency, sponsored by the Luso Americana Foundation and Gulbenkian Foundation
The artist for this year is - Pedro Sousa


Phill Niblock and Al Margolis (If Bwana) in Lisbon Portugal
February 21 2013, 10PM
Galeria Ze Dos Bois, Rua da Barroca, nº 59, Lisbon, Portugal
February 27, Café Oto radio broadcast on ResonanceFM London, 10 / 11pm, with Rie Nakajima and Phill Niblock - soundcloud.com/resonance-fm/22-00-00-oto-broadcasts-5

Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit, concert, Cafe Oto, 22 Ashwin Street, London, February 28;  www.cafeoto.co.uk

The Sonic Art Research Unit at Oxford Brookes University are delighted to announce the 3rd annual Audiograft Festival of experimental music and sound art, 25 February­–3 March. Featuring live performances by Phill Niblock, Daniel Teruggi, Thomas Ankersmit, John Tilbury, Pierre Berthet, Tim Parkinson, Valerio Tricoli, Susanna Borsch, installations by Rolf Julius, Max Eastley, Helmut Lemke, Kathy Hinde and more. PN and Thomas Ankersmit, March 2 at Modern Art Oxford's basement space

Dither Guitar Orchestra perform Phill Niblock's '2 Lips' at the Dither Extravaganza
There are a bunch pf Phill Niblock videos on "you tube", do a search

A review of the Café Oto concert. It is preceded by my comments.

Retort comments from Niblock - this concert follows the form that i have used since the late '60s. i am not a stage front "star". i use the film to be my performance visuals. i choose to work with the materials i use so that i am not on stage.
the film itself, shot in video in osaka japan in 2009 / 2010 (not in the film series that i usually use from 1973 - 1991), was a premier showing for england, here.
two of the pieces of music will be on a new Touch double CD (out soon), the first piece - FeedCorn Ear, for cellist Arne Deforce, was finished and played in lyon in march 2012; the third piece - "Two Lips", played by the Coh Da guitar quartet, recorded in 2011 (a scored piece for ensemble from 2007) will be on the same touch CDs. neither piece has been played in england before. Sweet Potato has recorded tones by Carol Robinson, and was played live by David Ryan, and is on the re-released touch double CD - Touch Food as far as i know, Sweet Potato has not been played in london before, and David Ryan was magnificent.

'Phill Niblock at 80' (Café Oto, 28 February 2013. Drawing and review by Geoff Winston)
This was, in many ways, a lost opportunity. There had been a fair amount of low-key hype about Phill Niblock's concert at Café Oto, as part of his 80th birthday celebration, coinciding with his retrospective exhibition in Lausanne, yet although he was 'in the house', it was just as a shadowy presence, lurking entirely unannounced at the back of the room - either at the mixing desk or by the bar.
Given that it was to be a rare sighting in the UK of an influential figure in the New York's Minimalist firmament, it would have been fairer to his followers, and those just intrigued by the tantilising publicity, to have scheduled a pre-concert conversation with the composer/film-maker, and/or to devise a concert which involved Niblock performing onstage, or at the very least to have introduced him to the audience before the concert started or at its conclusion. The closest we'll get is Frederick Bernas's concise, well-paced short documentary about Niblock.
The net result was a curiously impersonal non-encounter, leavened only by David Ryan's excellent interaction on bass clarinet - recalling Dolphy's significant impact on Reich on seeing him live - during a section of the lengthy 'Sweet Potato', a composition from Niblock's Xenakis Centre Paris residency in 2001. Sampled tones from the instrument were the partial subject matter of multi-tracked, pre-prepared drones of fluidity verging perilously close to the soporific in the packed, airless room, which played alongside the projection of an excerpt from his 1988/89 film series, 'The Movement of People Working', shot in small workshops in China and Japan.
Against the intently observed takes of workshop process, primarily in a fish preparation factory (‘101 Things to do with a Dead Fish’?) and food and veneer production workshops, the dense, minimally accented flux acted like a soundtrack. The audience, probably drawn by the musical promise, were unwittingly, or cynically, turned into a cinema audience, as the film was the only visual focus offered. As with Niblock's non-appearance, one did question the validity of constantly recycling his archive films to form the visual element of a performance/installation; the challenge of creating a new visual artefact with interactive components for this special event would have been much more satisfying.
If the sonic proposition, compelling to a degree as it was, would have offered a more challenging aspect, building on the kind of intense and expressive involvement that Ryan demonstrated, then the concert might have taken on a mythic dimension. As it as, it was a bit of a damp squib, as evidenced by the tepid applause at its termination.
Earlier, in solo performance, Thomas Ankersmit, a frequent collaborator of Niblock's, got to grips with a two-panel analogue synthesiser in a flush of synthetic abstraction and imagism which evoked the blustering wind catching the sails out at sea and rhythmic aircraft choppers, with skids and deep drones evaporating in to flickering intrusions and elusive tinnitus-like whistles.
The whole concert could have been a more imaginatively connected and integrated event and, given Café Oto's superb track record, it was a shame that its promise was not fulfilled.
On Saturday, March 02, 2013     www.londonjazznews.com/2013/03/review-phill-niblock-at-80.html

Johnson Memorial Art Building, Middlebury College, Middlebury Vermont, Sunday, March 10,
Music and Film / Video by Phill Niblock, Neil Leonard playing saxophones, produced by Heimo Wallner


Monday, March 11, 2013 at 7PM, Wellesley College, Jewett Art Gallery, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA, 02481 - Free and open to the public  Music of Phill Niblock, Neil Leonard, saxophones


March12 2013, 7 - 9PM; MIT Program in Art, Culture and Technology, School of Architecture and Planning, Wiesner Bldg. (E15-224), 20 Ames St., Cambridge, MA 02139; Free and open to the public, act.mit.edu

Event Title: Working Title, A Phill Niblock Book Launch
Join us for the launch of Working Title, a monograph on the avant-garde musician, filmmaker, and performer Phill Niblock. Written in both French and English, the book provides an in-depth look at Niblock’s musical and cinematographic work, as well as historical background, philosophical insights and technical advice. The book is accompanied by two double-sided DVDs of atypical videos: Remo Osaka, a continuation of The Movement of People Working series; two separate DVDs of the Anecdotes from Childhood; and Katherine Liberovskaya’s 70 for 70 (+1), Seventy (one) Sides of Phill Niblock.  The evening includes a live performance of Two Lips, a piece written by Niblock and recorded in 2011 by three different guitar quartets. At MIT, Two Lips will be played by students from the Berklee Interdisciplinary Arts Institute under the direction of Neil Leonard: Yun Yun Huang, Andrew Ikenberry, Jason Lim, Aseem Suri, and William Wingnall.
An introduction by Florian Hecker.

Fri, March 22, 2013 - 8:00pm, Issue Project Room
For Electronics and Instruments: Al Margolis and Phill Niblock
at 110 Livingston Street., Brooklyn (Greenpoint) Entrance at 22 Boerum Place
In this evening of live electronics and instrumentalists, Al Margolis premieres a new quartet of bassoonist Leslie Ross, trombonist Monique Buzzarté, live video by Katherine Liberovskaya, and Margolis on laptop. Phill Niblock presents his now-classic "Sethwork", a duo for laptop and guitar featuring David Watson.

April 6, 8:15pm - Counterflows Festival, Glasgow, Scotland, at the CCA, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit    blog.counterflows.com/
Counterflows is pleased to present for the last session at the CCA Counterflows Saturday and as part of the celebrations of Phill Niblock at 80, this intriguing and exciting duo. Ankersmit will perform a short solo set which then will lead into the pair performing together and ending with Niblock’s own music and images filling the CCA auditorium with the intense aural experience and the visual bombardment of his studies of people at work. The set will contain older pieces and also completely new work. With a career spanning more than 40 years, Phill Niblock has not only proven himself as one of the most preeminent composers of the American musical avantgarde, but also an accomplished filmmaker and performer.

Amori Water will play at the Listening Gallery, SFCA [isaw+subtropocs] :: studio 101, 924 Lincoln road, miami beach :: until May 1, 2013 ::
“Aomori Water is a sound collage piece made in 1998, in Aomori Japan. I was in a residency with other artists. A Japanese sculptor was making a round house and wanted a sound piece to play in it. I recorded some very gentle waves lapping the beach, for the first part. And a very small mountain stream, flowing, for the second part. I layered 8 tracks. This was the first work that I did in ProTools.” — Phill Niblock turbulence.org/networked_music_review/2013/04/11/phill-niblock-aomori-water/  (PN is not to be there)

L40 - Verein zur Förderung von Kunst und Kultur am Rosa-Luxemburg Platz e.V Linienstraße 40 . 10119 Berlin
Ausstellung und Projekt initiiert von / exhibition and project initialised by camelot and Susanne Prinz.
An exhibition with a piece by Phill Niblock and many, many others
Opening I : 26. April 2013, 19.00 h and  16. Mai 2013, 19.00 h
 - Finissage : 8. Juni 2013, 19.00 h

In conjunction with the Phill Niblock Retrospective at Circuit and the Musée de l’Elysée  www.elysee.ch/
May 3 - Friday   Susan Stenger and Robert Poss play Phill Niblock at Le Bourg, Lausanne
May 4 - Saturday, Phill Niblock and Thomas Ankersmit at Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne - www.circuit.li/ )
May 5 in Basel - Phill Nilbock and Thomas Ankersmti, at
OSLO 10 | OSLOSTRASSE 10 | CH-4142 MÜNCHENSTEIN | info@oslo10.ch

May 9 - 11, Berlin - The festival - Emitter Micro:   emittermicro.com/
The venue is at the Musik Instrumenten Museum,    www.sim.spk-berlin.de/curt-sachs-saal_455.html
The Emitter Micro Festival 2013 will feature performances by Phill Niblock, Thomas Ankersmit, Kim Cascone, Jochen Arbeit+Hopek Quirin, Rinus Van Alebeek+Barbara Lazara, Seiji Morimoto, Louis Laurain, Schneider TM+kptmichigan, David Gomez (aka Krapoola), Peter Cusack and Udo Noll.
PN and TA on May 9 at 19:30, doors open at 1900 (the concert must end at 2200)

June 30, 6 pm, Pulheim-Stommeln (suburb of Cologne) Alte Kirche St. Martin, Ingendorfer Str, 50259 Pulheim-Stommeln
A concert of Phill Niblock, with his music and film:
FeedCorn Ear, played by Arne Deforce and A Cage of Stars, played by Rhodri Davies,
Part of the series raumklaenge, curatorical team: Harald Kimmig and Georg Dietzler
www.raumklaenge.de     www.gerngesehen.de


4th July Walcheturm Zuerich
Tomas Korber + Konus Quartett "Musik für ein Feld" for electronics and saxophone quartet
Phill Niblock + Konus Quartett "To Two Tea Roses"
Phill Niblock + Tomas Korber, N. N. "Two Lips"
Phill Niblock + Konus Quartett "Sax Mix"
5th July Dampfzentrale Berne
Phill Niblock + Konus Quartett "To Two Tea Roses"
Two pieces will be played at different times, in a long program of many artists.

Il celebre compositore Newyorkese Phill Niblock e la video artista Katherine
Liberovskaya saranno a Cagliari l¹11 Luglio, per una performance live e un
incontro con gli studenti del Conservatorio, e il 12 Luglio, per un video
concerto che avrà come ospite anche l¹isolano Alessandro Olla.
Giovedì 11 Luglio 2013 - Ore 15.30 - 17.30
- Live Performance Niblock + Liberovskaya
- Niblock e Liberovskaya incontrano gli studenti del Conservatorio di Cagliari "Pierluigi da Palestrina" Conservatorio di Cagliari "Pierluigi da Palestrina", Sala Porrino (Evento aperto a tutti)
Venerdì 12 Luglio 2013, Ore 21.30
- A/V performance di Katherine Liberovskaya, live video; Phill Niblock,  Alessandro Olla e Simon Balestrazzi, sound works
- A/V performance di Niblock + Liberovskaya
- A set by Phill Niblock, music and film/video
Il Ghetto - Centro Comunale d'Arte e Cultura, Via Santa Croce, 18 - Cagliari, Sardinia
Ingresso libero
phillniblock.com   http://www.phillniblock.com/
liberovskaya.net   http://www.liberovskaya.net/
aleolla.it    http://www.aleolla.it/site/

Hotel Pupik, Schrattenberg Festival, Scheifling Austria
Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya there from August 1 to 20
Präsentation 16.–18.08.2013
Tiziana Bertoncini I, Adrian Brun ARG/NL, Alessandra Eramo I, Clementine Gasser C/A, CAPUT A/D, Elisabeth Flunger LUX
GOOD ENOUGH FOR YOU A, Karin Hatwagner A, Lingji Hon USA, Mariann Imre H, K.PLUS A, KADAVER EXQUISIT A/D
Thomas Lehn D, Katherine Liberovskaya CAN, Stefan Lux D/A, Phill Niblock USA, Vladimir Peric SRB, ROCK IS HELL A
Ingrid Schmoliner A, Gerhard Senz D/A, Milica Stojanov SRB, TOITURE CAN, Hope Tucker USA, Miki Yiu D/JPN und weitere ...

Japan, Sept 4 to 22:

Performances by Phill Niblock, Thomas Ankersmit, and sometimes Jeorg Hiller; Jim O’Rourke will play at Super Deluxe

5th: at Dommune/NHK Special.6 3h set (9 to midnight, talk/interview, film and little show) DOMMUNE STUDIO, Higashi 4 - 6 - 5, Shibuyaku, Tokyo, Sunrise Build B1F; www.dommune.com
6th: Super Deluxe, Roppongi, Tokyo (Performance)
7th: Transfer to Sendai
8th: Sendai Mediatheque, Sendai (Performance/Lecture, organized by Kai+Okamoto) concert at:  Club ADD (13:00~15:00), SENDAI
9th-10th: Sendai costal tour
11th: Flight to Osaka
14th: Metro, Kyoto (Performance)
15th: CONPASS, Osaka (Performance)
16th: IAMAS, Ogaki (Performance/Lecture, organized by Miwa) at 18:00
17th: Tama Art Univ (Tama-bi), Tokyo (Performance/Lecture, organized by Kubota)
19th: Musashino Art Univ (Musa-bi), Tokyo (Performance/Lecture, organized by Charles)
20th: Tokyo Univ of the Arts (Geidai), Tokyo (Performance, organized by Nishihara)
24th: Departure Narita 16:55 pm (Phill)

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.   www.anthologyfilmarchives.org

Oct 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 BRASIL83.
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.

Oct 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  www.skanumezs.lv/

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    www.kontraste.at

"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)
(available from Touch, Metamkine Fr and ForcedExposure.com US)

Oct 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    www.beirut.com/l/28890

Oct 27, Katherine Liberovskaya and Al Margolis opening at the EI house in Gent   www.experimentalintermedia.be

Oct 17, Nov 10, Koln PN festival, Georg Dietzler, producer; this festival is long, with many events
A sampling of the events (in German):
Ausstellung 29. Oktober 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Phill Niblock: Light Patterns with Anecdotes from Childhood

Konzert 31. Oktober 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Tribute to Phill Niblock (many performers)
Ausstellung  2. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, (im ganzen Haus) Tribute to Phill Niblock: Videoarbeiten, Installationen und Zeichnungen Künstler beziehen sich in neuen Arbeiten auf Phill Niblock und  Experimental Intermedia
Konzert 2. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Saal Tribute to Phill Niblock: Kurze Konzerte, Performances und Filme. Künstler beziehen sich in neuen Arbeiten auf Phill Niblock und Experimental Intermedia
Kino 3. November 2013 / Filmpalette Phill Niblock: Six Films
Ausstellung 5. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Ausstellungshalle Phill Niblock: China and Japan Slide Pieces
Konzert 5. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Ausstellungshalle Tribute to Phill Niblock: Corpus callosum
Video-Konzert (Nocturne 52) 7. November 2013 / Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln/Phill Niblock/Katherine Liberovskaya: Vibrating Soundstorm for a Breezy Veranda, plus a premier of the music piece -"Vlada BC" with Eisabeth Smalt, viola d'amore; an introduction by Bob Gilmore
Filmkonzert 8. November 2013 / Kunst-Station St Peter - Phill Niblock: Kompositionen und Filme
Filmkonzert (Finissage) 10. November 2013 / Alte Feuerwache, Ausstellungshalle    Phill Niblock: Screening of Environments

Nov 15, Arnolfini, Bristol, UK - TA & 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

Nov 23, Audio Art Festival, Krakow, Poland, with Thomas Ankersmit

Nov 24, Wroclaw, Poland - Venue is Klub PUZZLE   https://www.facebook.com/klubpuzzle

Nov 26, Fylkingen, Stockholm,  Sweden, with Thomas Ankersmit   http://www.fylkingen.se/node/1817

Nov 29 - 30, Mexx, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany (PN installation)

other events of my work, but where i will not be present:

Nuit Blanche
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. To contact the Galerie Natalie Seroussi :  evevements-seroussi@wanadoo.fr

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:   online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702303918804579109702848623952.html?mod=WSJ_NY_Culture_LEFTTopStories
Andy Battaglia   www.andybattaglia.com

December 21 at Roulette in Brooklyn - 6 Hours of Film and Music by Phill Niblock   Roulette.org


I've organized a modest celebration here in Finland, too:
Juho Laitinen   juho.laitinen@gmail.com

30 Sep I'll play Harm in Helsinki
12 Oct Poure in Pori
14 Oct Seth Josel will play Sethwork in Helsinki
20 Oct FeedCorn Ear in Helsinki
5 Nov Harm in Kuopio
4 Dec FeedCorn Ear in Hämeenlinna

MOPW shown at Anthology Film Archives, September 28 - 30, 2013, curated by Katherine Liberovskaya:

The series of films ‘The Movement of People Working’ portrays human labor in its most elementary form. Shot by Niblock between 1973-91, on 16mm color film and later video, and in locations including Peru, Mexico, Hungary, Hong Kong, the Arctic, Brazil, Lesotho, Portugal, Sumatra, China, and Japan, the series comprises over 25 hours of footage (from which we’ll be showing a selection). It focuses on work as a choreography of movements and gestures, dignifying the mechanical yet natural repetition of laborers’ actions.
1973/74, 96 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1976, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1977, 25 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1984, 90 min, 16mm-to-digital video
Presented with music by Niblock from 1990 to 2013.
Total running time: ca. 245 min.
–Sun, Sept 29 at 1:00.


1987, 110 min, 16mm-to-digital video
1989, 120 min, 16mm-to-digital video
 Presented with music by Niblock from 1990 to 2013.
Total running time: ca. 240 min.
–Sun, Sept 29 at 6:00.

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