PHILL NIBLOCK + BYRON WESTBROOK
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Non-Event and the Metropolitan Waterworks Museum present

PHILL NIBLOCK
performing “Ronet” (with Neil Leonard, saxophone) and “Bag”
BYRON WESTBROOK

Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
2450 Beacon Street
Boston, MA 02467 (map)
Doors: 6:30pm, Performance: 7:00pm
Admission:
Door: $15 general admission / $10 members/students
Advance: $12 general admission / $8 members/students

Eventbrite - Non-Event and Waterworks Museum Present a Concert with Phil Niblock and Byron Westbrook

Tea and cookies will be provided
Parking is limited, so bike, walk, or take the T, if you can!

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. Often, he simultaneously 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 among which: The Museum of Modern Art; The Wadsworth Atheneum; the Kitchen; the Paris Autumn Festival; Palais des Beaux Arts, Brussels; Institute of Contemporary Art, London; Akademie der Kunste, Berlin; ZKM; Carpenter Center for the Visual Arts at Harvard; World Music Institute at Merkin Hall NYC.

Since 1985, he has been the director of the Experimental Intermedia Foundation in New York where he has been an artist/member since 1968. He is the producer of Music and Intermedia presentations at EI since 1973 (about 1000 performances) and the curator of EI’s XI Records label. In 1993 he was part of the formation of an Experimental Intermedia organization in Gent, Belgium — EI v.z.w. Gent — which supports an artist-in-residence house and installations there. Phill Niblock’s music is available on the XI, Moikai, Mode and Touch labels. A DVD of films and music is available on the Extreme label.

BYRON WESTBROOK is an artist and musician based in Brooklyn NY. His electronic sound interventions play with dynamics of perception of space, presented as multi-channel audio performances or as installation work using video or lighting. He has shown work at ICA London, Cafe OTO (London), Clocktower Gallery, ISSUE Project Room, Roulette, Diapason Gallery, Eyebeam (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Instants Chavirés (Paris), The LAB (San Francisco), International House (Philadelphia), VIVO (Vancouver), O’ (Milan), LOOP Festival (Barcelona), among others. He has an MFA from Bard College and has been an artist in residence at Civitella Ranieri Foundation, Clocktower Gallery, Wassaic Project and Diapason Gallery. He has releases on Sedimental, Los Discos Enfantasmes, Three:Four Records and will have an LP out in 2015 on Root Strata.

NEIL LEONARD is a composer, saxophonist and interdisciplinary artist. His work ranges from solo concerts for saxophone/live electronics, to works for orchestra, audio/video installation and sound for dance, theater and performance.

Leonard is the Artistic Director of Berklee College of Music’s Interdisciplinary Arts Institute. He is currently on the Fulbright Specialist Roster and is a Research Affiliate at M.I.T. program in Art, Culture and Technology.

This program is supported in part by grants from the Boston Cultural Council and the Brookline Commission for the Arts, local agencies supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

It is also supported in part by the generous support of WZBC 90.3 FM