Phill Niblock 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.

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.

Thomas Ankersmit (born 1979, Leiden, The Netherlands) is a musician and artist based in Berlin and Amsterdam. His main instruments are a Serge analogue modular synthesizer, computer and alto saxophone. Since 2003 Ankersmit regularly tours together with New York-based composer Phill Niblock and more recently as a duo with Italian electroacoustic artist Valerio Tricoli. Other collaborations have included Tony Conrad, Maryanne Amacher, Jim O’Rourke, Kevin Drumm, Axel Dörner, Gert-Jan Prins and Borbetomagus.

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