There’s more than one way to immerse yourself in sound, and electronic musician Byron Westbrook seems to be working his way through as many options as he can. He’s run the soundboard for Phill Niblock, the loudest man in minimalism; under the name Corridors, he’s conducted concerts for absent instruments that involved audience members passing […]
The hoped-for paradox of minimalism is that reduced means will result in maximum effect. No artist has accomplished this more completely than composer and filmmaker Phill Niblock, whose music intentionally eschews rhythm and melody in favor of massed, sustained tones. The beats that result when microscopically variant pitches are played at sufficient volume turn unchanging […]
Folks who attend these shows mostly sit within ten or 15 feet of the performer, basking in rich sonic detail.
Pelican celebrate the release of Forever Becoming by tapping a new Three Floyds collaboration at their Bottom Lounge show on Wednesday.
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Chicago’s Neon Marshmallow Festival expands to New York in October, with a lineup that includes Rhys Chatham, Phill Niblock, Tim Hecker, Grouper, and Loren Connors.
Get cozy with Phill Niblock’s thick drones at Lampo on Saturday.
Minimalist composer and filmmaker Phill Niblock kicks off a gallery exhibit with a reception and performance.
Local quartet Pelican make a sound you can lean into.