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Alfred University to host artists performing intermedia concert

Alfred University | 11/20/18

Phill Niblock
Phill Niblock

A pair of media artists will perform and collaborate on an intermedia concert in Alfred University’s Holmes Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.


ALFRED, NY – A pair of media artists will perform and collaborate on an intermedia concert in Alfred University’s Holmes Auditorium at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 20.

Phill Niblock and Katherine Liberovskaya will create a live audio-video set before giving an intermedia concert utilizing Niblock’s music and films. Niblock, an artist whose 50-year career spans minimalist and experimental music, film and photography, will perform live audio mixing, while Katherine Liberovskaya, a video and media artist who has worked predominantly in experimental video since the late 1980s, will perform live video mixing.

Since 1985, Niblock 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 realized in partnership between Circuit (Contemporary Art Centre Lausanne) and Musée de l’Elysée. The following year Niblock was honored with the prestigious Foundation for Contemporary Arts John Cage Award.

Liberovskaya, based in Montreal, Canada, and New York City has produced many single-channel videos, video installation works and video performances which have been presented at a wide variety of artistic venues and events around the world. In recent years her work – in single-channel and installation video as well as performance – has revolved mainly around collaborations with new music composers/sound artists and live improvisation video-mixing with numerous live new music/audio artists including, Phill Niblock, Al Margolis/If,Bwana, Hitoshi Kojo, Zanana, Anne Wellmer, David First, David Watson, Margarida Garcia, Barry Weisblat, o.blaat, murmer, André Gonçalves, Monique Buzzarté, Anthony Coleman, Shelley Hirsch, Giuseppe Ielasi, Renato Rinaldi, Audrey Chen, plus others.

Tonight’s concert, sponsored by the Alfred University School of Art and Design, Division of Expanded Media, Electronic Integrated Arts M.F.A. program, is free and open to the public.