Phill Niblock & Liberovskaya in Hong Kong

Date & time/

1/11/2015 (Sun) | 8pm


VIP Room, G/F, HKICC Lee Shau Kee School of Creativity


Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya

Intermedia Concert: Live A/V Mix and The Movement of People Working

Phill Niblock: composer, sound artist, director, and curator of Experimental Intermedia NYC and Gent, Belgium. As a pivotal figure and pioneer in New York’s experimental music scene, Niblick has hosted since the early 70s over 1000 concerts out of his legendary loft space in SOHO. Niblock considers himself a minimalist. His music is constructed not with rhythm or melody, but with layers of profuse microtones. One experiences his music as lush textures of slow momentum and imperceptible change.

In the first part of this concert Niblock is going to improvise with field recordings alongside Canadian intermedia artist Katherine Liberovskaya, a frequent Niblock collaborator, who will be live-mixing video clips from a personal video database that she has accumulated over the past twenty years. Involved in experimental video and media since the 80s, Liberovskaya has produced numerous videos, video installations and performances shown all over the world. Since 2001 her work predominantly focuses on collaborations with composers and sound artists often in live video+sound performance, notably with Niblock.

The evening will conclude with Niblock’s epic music-visual concert presentation The Movement of People Working. This monumental work features his music, here pieces composed in the last two years, and in this concert rare film footage of Chinese labourers at-work, captured during several visits to China between 1987 and 1989.