Phill Niblock returns to Lampo in his diamond jubilee year. His music is thick and layered, made with adjacent, sustained tones originally played on conventional instruments. He records these minute pitch differences and then overlaps and multi-tracks them.
Anticipate a mesmerizing two-hour program. Niblock’s films from The Movement of People Working also will run continuously throughout—unedited long takes of people from all cultures working with their hands.
Phill Niblock (b.1933, Anderson, Ind.) is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He has presented his work around the world since the mid-1960s. He has received grants from the Guggenheim Foundation, the New York State Council on the Arts, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Creative Artists Public Service Program, the City University of New York Research Foundation and the Foundation for the Contemporary Performance Arts. He has been director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York since 1985 and an artist and member since 1968.
Phill Niblock made his Chicago debut at Lampo in March 2000, when in addition to presenting his music he also screened six of his 16mm films from the 1960s including The Magic Sun. He also performed at Lampo in May 2001 and again in February 2005.