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BMW Tate Live Exhibition
Phill Niblock

March 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm


Phill Niblock, a pioneer of experimental film and sound, presents works from his Environment series at Tate Modern in London.

​The third night of the BMW Tate Live Exhibition is dedicated to a special live performance by pioneering artist and musician Phill Niblock, who was pivotal in defining the intermedia approach of the 1960s and 70s.
In this performance, Niblock presents the last two works of his Environments series, shown in New York City between 1968 and 1972. The series was experimental in combining multi-screen film projection, 35mm color slides, and dance with original sound. The film materials have been reworked in the intervening years, migrating to video and digital media to be premiered with new sound compositions performed live. This performance gives us a rare opportunity to experience Niblock’s experiments in the immersive presentation of film, music and dance.

When & where
Sunday March 26, 2017 @ 6:30pm
TATE Modern, Bankside

Tickets are available online

Phill Niblock 100 Mile Radius (Environment III) 1971/2017 and T H I R (aka Ten Hundred Inch Radii) (Environments IV) 1972/2017

Phill Niblock conception, films, photographs and sound score
Ronet: Neil Leonard tenor saxophone
First Out: David First guitar
Surge 2: Thomas Ankersmit analog synth
V&LSG: Lori Lixenberg voice
V&LSG: Guy De Bievre lap steel guitar
Elisabeth Schilling dance


Phill Niblock is a New York-based artist whose fifty-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography. Since 1985, he has served as director of Experimental Intermedia, a foundation for avant-garde music based in New York with a branch in Ghent, and curator of the foundation’s record label XI. Known for his thick, loud drones of music, Niblock’s signature sound is filled with microtones of instrumental timbres that generate many other tones in the performance space. In 2013, his diverse artistic career was the subject of a retrospective realised in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honoured with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award.




March 26, 2017
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tate Modern
Turbine Hall Bridge
London, United Kingdom
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