BEING SOUND ART’S SUPER FAN AT THE PHILL NIBLOCK SHOW WEDNESDAY 4.4.12
What brings you to this event?
The higher key music.
Were you familiar with sound art before tonight?
I’ve been following Phill Niblock for a really long time. 15 years or something.
So you’re a fan?
I’m one of the largest fans of his cult.
So have you seen him before?
Sadly, I’ve never seen him live. It’s great. It’s a little bit better than I thought it would be.
How would you describe him to someone who’s never heard of him before?
Deep, classic drone.
So is it true that this kind of music is best seen live?
I think that’s very true. When you have it on a stereo, there are two speakers that you can turn up really loud. But in a big hall with these acoustics working together, it’s awesome.
There seems to be a lot of different age groups in the audience.
There’s a ton of different people here and I think it’s because Phill Niblock has a cache with the older, improvised electronic people that have been in Boston for a very long time and the young dance people who are into the European kind of stuff. Then there’s a lot of improv people too.
Which one of these categories do you most identify with?
All of them, actually. I used to have a record store.
You said you’re one of Phill Niblock’s biggest fans. Are you going to try to find him after the show?
Eh, that’s not my thing. I’m just happy to be here.