Video from the Movement of People Working series
Hurdy Hurry 1999, USA, 15 min. 30 sec.
Jim O'Rourke, hurdy gurdy, recorded samples
Sethwork 2003, USA, 21 min. 48 sec.
Seth Josel, acoustic guitars played with E-bow, recorded samples
FeedCorn Ear 2012, USA, 29 min. 48 sec.
Arne Deforce, cello; recorded samples
Phill Niblock is an intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. He makes thick, loud drones of music, filled with microtones of instrumental timbres which generate many other tones in the performance space. Simultaneously, he presents films / videos which look at the movement of people working, or computer driven black and white abstract images floating through time. He was born in Indiana in 1933. Since the mid-60's he has been making music and intermedia performances which have been shown at numerous venues around the world. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 (about 1000 performances) and the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993 was formed an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium - EI v.z.w. Gent - to support the artist-in-residence house and installations there. Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label.