The American composer Phill Niblock, one of the essential figures of drone and minimal music, dies at the age of ninety.
The American composer Phill Niblock, one of the great experimental composers of our time, died on Monday 8 January at the age of ninety, the non-profit cultural organisation Blank Forms announced on its Instagram account. A prominent member of the New York experimental scene, his work developed both in the field of music – drones and microtones – and in film, photography and video. Attempts to classify his vast output placed him in the orbit of minimalist music, but he defined himself simply as a composer or, at any rate, an “artist intermedia”. My full article about him can be read (in Spanish) on the website of Rockdelux magazine. The site is free to enter (and allows you to read up to three articles a month), but you have to register.