Phill Niblock & Byron Westbrook

PHILL NIBLOCK w/ David First, David Watson
&
BYRON WESTBROOK

4-CHANNEL SOUND / PROJECTIONS

$15

PRESENTED BY BROOKLYN MUSIC SCHOOL AND BEN MANLEY

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 among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC, the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Metz, the Maerzmusik Festival in Berlin. Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York <http://www.experimentalintermedia.org/> 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 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium - EI v.z.w. Gent - which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there. Phill Niblock's music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode, VonArchive and Touch labels. A previous DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label. In 2014, he is the recipient of the John Cage Award from the Foundation for Contemporary Arts. At a recent event at the Tate Modern in London, he presented films and phtographs from 1970 and 71, with music from the past three years.

Byron Westbrook is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn, NY. He has been performing and showing experimental sound work internationally since 2008. His work has been presented at ICA London, Cafe OTO (London), Fridman Gallery, Abrons Arts Center, Pioneer Works, Experimental Intermedia Foundation (NY), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Disjecta (Portland, OR), Instants Chavires Art Space (Paris), Fylkingen (Stockholm), the LAB (San Francisco), among many others. He holds an MFA from Bard College and has been in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Clocktower Gallery, Diapason Gallery, EMS Stockholm. He is currently Visiting Faculty in the Fine Arts Department at Pratt Institute and Artist in Residence with ISSUE Project Room.https://soundcloud.com/corridors/spectral-ascension

Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Time: 8pm (doors open 7:30)

Where: Brooklyn Music School, 126 St Felix Street, Brooklyn (behind BAM)

Tickets: $15 cash at the door