Some music from minimalist composer Phill Niblock and guests, amid Helen Mirra’s Sky-wreck, a large site-specific textile work.
Niblock presents five works. Hurdy Hurry unaccompanied, and a piece for baritone voice, A Y U (As Yet Untitled), augmented live by New York new-music vocalist Thomas Buckner, who recorded the original tracks. The remaining pieces are accompanied by local musicians: S L S with flutist Niki Mitchell; Summing II, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm; and Ten Auras, saxophonist Michael Colligan.
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 also performed at Lampo in March 2000, in his Chicago debut.
Presented in partnership with the Renaissance Society