Phill Niblock holds a unique place in the development of American minimalist music. While he’s around the same age as pioneers of the form like La Monte Young, Terry Riley and Tony Conrad, Niblock’s work in sound surfaced later, during the second wave of minimally inclined composers. Moving to New York City in 1958 to work as a photographer and filmmaker, Niblock gravitated toward music composition during the late ‘60s and early ‘70s. Crafting a sound inspired by the minimal pioneers as well as earlier work by Morton Feldman, his music is densely layered and rich with microtonal activity and rates as some of the most important and vital in its genre.
Born on October 2, 1933 in Anderson, Indiana, Niblock studied economics at... Read More