Phill Niblock (USA)

Intermedia artist using music, film, photography, video and computers. Born in 1933 in Anderson, Indiana. Since the mid-60s he has made 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, details of nature or black and white abstract still images floating through time. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation NYC. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 and the curator of EI's XI Records label. Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. In 2014, he received the prestigious John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.