Phill Niblock

(USA, 1933, 2024)

Phillip Earl Niblock (October 2, 1933 – January 8, 2024) was as a prominent figure among contemporary experimental composers and artist. With a remarkable six-decade career dedicated to producing music, film, photography, dance performances, and improvised theater. Niblock represents the idea of intermedia artist working with music and images and creating multimedia works that merges the disciplines.

Since 1985, Niblock has held the role of director at Experimental Intermedia, a foundation dedicated to avant-garde music located in New York, where he also serves as the curator for the foundation’s record label.

For this first solo show of Phil Niblock’s in Spain, we will present some iconic series of his photographs & films produced during the sixties from 1966-1969.

Phill Niblock is an artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud drones of music, Niblock’s signature sound is filled with microtones of instrumental timbres that generate many other tones in the performance space. In 2013, his diverse artistic career was the subject of a retrospective realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honoured with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award.