Online editor of The Wire magazine Jennifer Lucy Allen talks to composer Phill Niblock.
While often associated with American Minimal Music and its protagonists, such as La Monte Young, Terry Riley, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, Niblock has always remained somewhat off the beaten path, a maverick presence on the fringes of the avant-garde that ventured further into profound reductionism.
For CTM 2014, he performs with microtonal brass ensemble Zinc & Copper Works and avant-garde experimentalist Eli Keszler.
Jennifer Lucy Allan is online editor for The Wire magazine. She also runs Arc Light Editions, part of Multiverse Music.
American minimalist composer Phill Niblock has been active in his multimedia endeavours since the mid-60s. For CTM 2014, he performs as part of a spectrum of experimentalists that also includes instrumental brass innovators Zinc & Copper Works, percussionist and installation artist Eli Keszler, and concrète improviser Valerio Tricoli.