This Sunday, Phill Niblock, OG avant-garde composer, will come to Middlebury with Neil Leonard, a sax player who does some crazy microtonal stuff, and blow everybody’s mind. This is unlike most things that happen here on campus, so if you need some refreshing from your routine (who am I kidding, of course you do) come get your mind expanded.
7:00pm Introduction by Florian Hecker 7:30pm Performance: Two Lips 8:00pm Book Signing & Reception
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, it 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; Anecdotes from Childhood; and Katherine Liberovskaya’s 70 for 70 (+1), Seventy (one) Sides of Phill Niblock. Read more about Working Title
The evening includes screenings of Anecdotes, Remo Osaka, and 70 for 70 (+1),and 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. The performance will be followed by a book signing reception.
Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer, multi-media musician, and filmmaker, as well as the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation, an intermedia arts collective founded in the late 1960s in New York. Full Biography