1. Approximation Festival 2014 ---TRAILER---


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    Nov. 18th - 23rd, 2014 @ Filmwerkstatt Düsseldorf & Salon Des Amateurs ARTISTS: grandbrothers, Maya Dunietz, Thomas Ankersmit & Phill Niblock, Pamela Z, Deaf Center, Moondog On The Keys, Poppy Ackroyd, Jonathan Bepler, Fairhorns, Steve Beresford Regie: Jonathan Kastl Schnitt: Aaron Jablonski, Torsten Büttner, Andreas Huck, Jonathan Kastl Kamera: Lennart Saathoff, Simon Stimberg, Felix Zilles-Perels, Ale Bachlechner, Johannes Leppkes, Lukas Baumgart, Leon Müller, Aaron Jablonski, Matthias Rohde, Lambert Windges Ton: Nicolas Neteler, Simon Behrendt Livesound by Der Gute Ton

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    • NoizeBreeze - Katherine Liberovskaya with Phill Niblock


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      NoizeBreeze (2014) - documentation a closed circuit video-audio installation video/sculptural/sound concept: Katherine Liberovskaya technical audio concept: Phill Niblock microphones & passive mixer built by: Barry Weisblat for: - 16 microphone elements with passive mixer - aluminum foil - 1 large oscillating fan - 1 surveillance camera with zoom lens - 1 video projector - 1 small mixing console - 2 powered speakers created and presented at Agosto Foundation, Summer Artist Residency, Tabor, Czech Republic, July-August 2014

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      • Nokalypse: A Story of Inexistence (Teaser)


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        A short documentary about "noise" and the underground avant garde music scene of Greece, through the eyes and ears of Nokalypse (one of the most influential artists of the scene). Direction: Spyros Galatis Cinematography: George Tampakakis, Socratis Sinitos Music: Nokalypse Editing / Sound Mixing: George Tampakakis Produced by Spyros Galatis

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        • AV Festival 12: Phill Niblock, Yoshi Wada and Susan Stenger Talk


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          A rare chance to hear these musicians talk about their work and shared histories, referencing the New York minimalist scene and Niblock’s legendary arts space Experimental Intermedia. Biography Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer, musician, filmmaker, and since 1985 director of Experimental Intermedia. His first musical compositions date from 1968, influenced by the New York music scene in the 1960s. His early works were all done with tape, overdubbing unprocessed recordings of precisely tuned long tones played on traditional instruments in four, eight, or sixteen tracks. Since the late 1990s his music has been created with computer technology, notably with Pro Tools, involving as many as forty tracks. His compositional process often begins with recordings of single tones played by a specific musician. The range of musicians he has collaborated with include Susan Stenger, Petr Kotik, Robert Poss, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore, Ulrich Krieger, Carol Robinson and many others. Susan Stenger was born in Buffalo, New York. After intensive classical flute studies in Prague and New York, she joined Petr Kotik's Brooklyn-based SEM Ensemble and devoted herself to performing music of twentieth century composers, including John Cage, Christian Wolff and Phill Niblock. She soon began making her own work for flute and electronics, as well as touring with Rhys Chatham's all-electric-guitar band. In 1986 she joined Robert Poss in founding seminal guitar group Band of Susans, who went on to release nine critically acclaimed CDs. After moving to London in 1996, Stenger formed performance group The Brood and all-bass-band Big Bottom. In 2006 she created a 96-day sound installation as part of Soundtrack For An Exhibition, presented at Musée d'Art Contemporain de Lyon. Yoshi Wada is a sound artist and musician born in Kyoto, Japan. He studied sculpture at the Kyoto City University, and then moved to New York in the late 1960s. There he joined the Fluxus movement after meeting its founder George Maciunas, spent time studying composition and electronic music with La Monte Young and singing with the North Indian vocalist Pandit Pran Nath. From the 1970s onwards he constructed a series of large, handmade bagpipe instruments and adapted pipe organs; and composed work for portable bagpipes, pipe chanter and percussion. His work has been presented at The Kitchen, New York; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; Sydney Biennial, Australia; Kraak Festival, Belgium, Emily Harvey Gallery, New York; Whitney Museum of Art, New York; PSI, New York; and Venice Biennial. Credit Curated by AV Festival 12.

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          • Tim Parkinson performing Phill Niblock's 'Pan Fried' at Audiograft 2013


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            "Pan Fried" was written in 2001. It was written for Reinhold Friedl. "Pan Fried" is a too obvious pun on Reinhold's name, and the English verses the German pronunciation of the letter combination "ie". The piano was played with a single nylon string tied to a single piano string. The string was stroked with rosined fingers, with the open pedal held down. Several octaves of C sharp and F were recorded, using a stereo Neumann microphone and a Bosendorfer piano. http://www.audiograft.com/

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            • Two Lips


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              Excerpt of a performance of Phill Niblock's piece "Two Lips" at the MIT ACT Cube, March 12, 2013. Guitar players include Yun Yun Huang, Andrew Ikenberry, Jason Lim, Aseem Suri, and Trev Wignall.

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              • AV Festival 12: Phill Niblock Interview


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                Phill Niblock is a New York-based minimalist composer, musician, filmmaker, and since 1985 director of Experimental Intermedia. As part of AV Festival 12 Phill Niblock was: commissioned to write a new composition for Rhodri Davies; presented his music and films simultaneously in The Movement of People Working; and took part in a panel discussion alongside Susan Stenger and Yoshi Wada which provided a rare chance to hear these musicians talk about their work and shared histories. In this exclusive interview Niblock discusses the works presented in the Festival and how they responded to the spaces where they were shown.

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                • AV Festival 12: Various Artists: Lament for John Cage


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                  Marking the 100th anniversary of John Cage’s birth and 20th anniversary of his death, this evening focused on slowness and duration, across six distinctive performances. Cage’s Postcard from Heaven performed by Rhodri Davies (harp) includes continuously sustained sounds. Ryoanji performed by Susan Stenger (flute), Robert Poss (percussion) and Dominic Lash (double bass), is Cage’s long, meditative work inspired by a Zen garden. World premieres include A Cage of Stars composed by Phill Niblock for Rhodri Davies, and The Lament of John Cage by Yoshi Wada for Susan Stenger and Robert Poss (electric guitar), Tashi Wada (reed organ), Joe Whelan (timpani), and the City of Newcastle Pipeband. Poets Kenneth Goldsmith and Alec Finlay will read Cage’s texts and poetry inspired by him. Credit Curated by AV Festival 12 and Susan Stenger. A Cage of Stars by Phill Niblock was commissioned by AV Festival 12. Uk Premiere.

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                  • AV Festival 12: Phill Niblock: The Movement of People Working


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                    This leading US minimalist composer and filmmaker, presented his music and films simultaneously in a special concert. The films, made between 1973-1991, focus on labourers working in locations including Peru, Mexico, China and Japan. His slowly evolving music of long tones echoes the workers’ repetition, to create an otherworldly experience. The evening includes Stosspeng, a guitar duet composed for Susan Stenger and Robert Poss. Inspired by Morton Feldman, La Monte Young and John Cale, Niblock’s work continues to influence a generation of musicians. Credit Curated and produced by AV Festival 12.

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                    • Loft Chronicles: Phill Niblock


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                      28 February will see minimalist composer Phill Niblock performing at London's Cafe Oto, partly in celebration of his 80th birthday. For this event, Niblock will be joined by saxophonist Thomas Ankersmit where they'll perform a selection of new works by Niblock. Alongside a variety of European events, Niblock will be having a major retrospective at Lausanne's Contemporary Art Centre. Loft Chronicles: Phill Niblock was shot and edited by Frederick Bernas: www.frederickbernas.com

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