A couple of events for Phill Niblock in December

December 7, Sunday, 6pm, Entertaining Science, at The Cornelia Street Café
29 Cornelia Street, New York, NY 10014

The brain does marvellous things with the variety of sensory, including light, sound, and touch. This program pairs a sage of minimalist music and film, specialized in pieces with very extended pitches, Phill Niblock, with the help of David Watson (bagpipes) and with a young master of the way acoustic signals are processed in the brain, Nima Mesgarani, from Columbia's Electrical Engineering Department to lead you to think about sound in unusual ways. Phill's music is an exploration of sound textures created in very dense, often atonal tunings. Listen, and you'll hear things that you can not imagine could have been heard. Nima designs experiments probing how our brain hears speech, and thinks about interfacing brain signals to machines. He likes to invert things, like explaining what a ferret hears when you speak to it. Sounds have textures, they overlay and interlace. And the brain does things with them that you could not imagine!

December 21, Sunday,  from 5pm until 11pm, the Winter Solstice, six hours of Phill Niblock
At Roulette in Brooklyn, 509 Atlantic Ave at Third Ave
Music and Film – Video

November 27, 2014