MARC BEIN’ THE NEW KID AT THE PHILL NIBLOCK SHOW WEDNESDAY 4.4.12
What brings you to the NEC tonight?
I’ve known Phill Niblock’s work. He works in sound art and crosses into other fields of experimental composition.
Have you been following his work for a while?
No, but I just got into him through these videos online posted by this place in New York called Roulette. They feature a lot of the best people in experimental music. He’s definitely one of the most important people in sound art, so I felt compelled to come to see him in person.
You were compelled?
Yeah, once I got here I realized how special it is. This kind of music is best heard live because in a recording, you’ll hear cool sounds that you think are interesting, but here, you feel the resonation.
It’s like a physiological experience. That’s what music is supposed to be about.
It’s not about song structure, it’s more about feeling surrounded by sounds.
How did you feel about the visuals?
They were really stimulating. Definitely the right stuff for this kind of music.
How would you describe Phill Niblock’s work to someone who’s never heard of him before?
Sound shower. It’s a sound experience that really changes your perspective of everything.
From music itself to its potential and everything else.
Niblock on Roulette: