Monday, April 30, 2007

Niblock tells a bit more

Paris Transatlantic has a very good interview of composer and film maker Phill Niblock by Bob Gilmore. Very good, because Phill usually avoids being all-too-explicit about how his music (and films) work, and here he's even tossing about words like "structure".

Niblock is one of a small group of composers (I'd add Young and Lucier) who pioneered work that featured musical environments in which the familiar parameterization (rhythm is not pitch is not timbre is not dynamics is not rhythm) is blurred, broken down, or irrelevant.

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