upcoming

September 20 2016, 8pm
Art Cinema OFFoff
Lange Violettestraat 237
Begijnhof Ter Hoye
9000 Gent
+32 9 335 31 83
OffOff

Phill Niblock
First Out (guitar, Guy De Bièvre)
The Movement of the People Working films

Maurits Wouters documentary
The Movement of Phill Niblock

Friday June 17 2016 8pm
Cathédrale Saint-Sacerdos
Place du Peydou
Sarlat-la-Canéda
France

Phill Niblock
First Out
perf. Guy De Bièvre, guitar

Phill Niblock
Sethwork
perf. Guy De Bièvre, guitar

(same evening will also feature Charlemagne Palestine)
Festival Hydraphonies 2016

Saturday June 18 2016 8pm
Collaboration Katherine Liberovskaia - Guy De Bièvre
Sonimaginations Tissulaires
Festival Hydraphonies 2016

Monday May 6 2016 7pm
Cafe Oto
18-22 Ashwin St
London E8 3DL
United Kingdom
Cafe Oto

Phill Niblock
V&LSG
perf. Lore Lixenberg, voice and Guy De Bièvre, lap steel guitar

First Out
perf. Guy De Bièvre, guitar





July 2013
Installation of Leif Brush' Windribbon
as a permanent feature of Klankenbos, the open air sound art museum in Neerpelt, Belgium
Klankenbos


FREE DOWNLOADS from www.archive.org

The Relative Probability of Foming a Knot

The Relative Probability of Forming a Knot (2009) recorded live at Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York,December 18 2009 (mp3)
[Guy De Bièvre, lap steel; Guy Klucevsek, accordion; JD Parran, reeds and flutes; Peter Zummo, trombone] + soundscape

The Relative Probability of Forming a Knot (2009) recorded live at Karnatic Lab, Amsterdam, November 10 2009 (mp3)
[Guy De Bièvre, lap steel; Anne La Berge, flute and Xavier Verhelst, bass] + soundscape
you can also see an excerpt of the concert at Experimental Intermedia Foundation on youtube

Blue Light/Red Light

Blue Light/Red Light (2007) recorded live at Karnatic Lab in Amsterdam, February 12 2008 (mp3)
[Guy De Bièvre, lap steel; Anne La Berge, flute] + active electronics

Blue Light/Red Light (2007) recorded live at Diapason, Brooklyn, NY, October 24 2007 (mp3)
[Guy De Bièvre, lap steel; Peter Zummo, trombone, tuba] + active electronics




Guy De Bièvre (º Brussels, 1961)

Composer, arranger, musician, sound engineer, sound designer and sound art curator.

My music has been commissioned and/or performed by musicians such as Guy Klucevsek, Seth Josel, Anne La Berge, The Bozza Mansion Project, Gene Carl, Annette Sachs, Zivatar Trio, Zwerm and various local and international organizations.
'Polka Dots and Laser Beams' was recorded by Guy Klucevsek and the Ain't Nothin' But a Polka Band and issued on CD on the Japanese Eva label (and soon to be re-issued on the Starkland label) and the Italian Pierrot Lunaire label; Bending the Tonic (a double CD) and The Very Slow Disco Suite were issued by Canal Street Records; other works have been recorded and broadcasted by the Flemish Public Radio. In 2002 a collaboration with Phill Niblock was published on the Ringtones CD (Touch).

Currently I am again active as a performer (guitar and lap steel), which recently resulted in collaborations with composers Phill Niblock, Tom Hamilton and Peter Zummo.

As a composer/performer I focus on open form composition, which was also the topic of the PhD I obtained at the School of Arts, Brunel University, London.

Next to all this I am teaching (in Brussels and in Gent), freelancing as a writer, sound engineer, sound designer and advisor. I was the curator of the audio art series Earwitness at CCNOA (Center for Contemporary Non Objective Art) and INTERVAL in Gent and of the Culture Mile in Enschede, Holland (first installment in November 2008 (Bill Fontana)).
You can read or download the text from a lecture I gave on my work at the KGNM in Cologne back in May 2005: kgnm lecture

and a more recent text following a residency at Stichting STEIM in Amsterdam can be read here: optocoupling research
.
Currently I am working on an audiovisual documentary, together with media artist Sofia Bustorff, about the work of sound art pioneer Leif Brush, to be published in 2012 by Pogus Records. This research project will also result in re-creations of certain of Leif Brush's works during Klinkende Stad, as part of Festival van Vlaanderen Kortrijk.


recent publications:
From B to A, from a Performer's Perspective in 'Phill Niblock - Working Title' (Les Presses du Réel, 2012, ISBN 978-2-84066-423-9)

A Full Void in 'Voids, a retrospective'
(2009, JRP Ringier, ISBN 978-3-03764-017-3)

The Quest for the Sonorous Absolute in 'Charlemagne Palestine: Sacred Bordello'
(2003, Black Dog Publishing, London, ISBN 1-9010333-79-1)

-Geluidskunst, een subjectieve historiek
-Geluidskunst anno 2006, waar zijn we aan toe?
in Achtergrond, De Brakke Grond

Manhattan [linear, circular, lateral] (CD)
distributed by Pogus Records

Bending the Tonic (CD)
published and distributed by Canal Street Records

Very Slow Disco Suite (CD)
published and distributed by Canal Street Records

Harbouring Sound (CD)
a collaboration with Victoria Carolan, published as a limited edition multiple and distributed exclusively by CCNOA

A 1988 interview with Armand Schwerner and a brief essay on his work published on:
PennSound
the site also offer audio files of Armand Schwerner reading a number of his Tablets, and a 1973 film by Phill Niblock!

Recent public performances (as a composer)


July 29 2013
Tuned City, Voorplein/Parvis, Brussels
Soundwalk Passacaglia
soundwalks


February 13 2013
Ausland, Berlin (D)
Time Zones 0.1
for flute, lap steel, live electronics and micro-controller
with Anne La Berge, flute


May 20 2010
LISTEN Sint Lukas, Gent (B)
ON THE NATURE OF THE GLISSANDO
for sliding instruments (lap steel, ebow guitar and double bass), CD and synthesizers
with Thomas Smetryns, guitar - Kristof Rosseeuw, double bass
with video realization by Sofia von Bustorff


December 18 2009
Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York (USA)
THE RELATIVE PROBABILITY OF FORMING A KNOT II
for lap steel, trombone, accordion, flutes and reeds and prerecorded soundscape
with JD Parran, flutes,reeds - Guy Klucevsek, accordion -
Peter Zummo, trombone


November 10 2009
Karnatic Lab, Amterdam (NL)
THE RELATIVE PROBABILITY OF FORMING A KNOT II
for lap steel, flute, bass and prerecorded soundscape
with Anne La Berge, flute - Xavier Verhelst, bass

July 26 2008
Odradek, Entr'Acte, De Witte Zaal, Gent(B)
Blue Light/Red Light
for lap steel, flute + active electronics
with Anne La Berge, flute

February 25 2008
Edith-Russ-Haus fuer Medienkunst, Oldenburg (D)
And Above All (lap steel + active electronics)

February 12 2008
Karnatic Lab, Amsterdam (NL)
Blue Light/Red Light
for lap steel, flute + active electronics
with Anne La Berge, flute
live at Karnatic Lab

December 8 2007
Experimentelle Musik Festival Munich (D)
And Above All (lap steel + active electronics)

December 2 2007
C.U.B.A., Muenster (D)
Very Slow Disco Suite
for 3 instruments, microcontroller and computer
Anne La Berge, flutes; Xavier Verhelst, bass; Guy De Bièvre, lap steel
listen to excerpts on myspace

November 30 2007
Mex, Dortmund (D)
Very Slow Disco Suite
for 3 instruments, microcontroller and computer
Anne La Berge, flutes; Xavier Verhelst, bass; Guy De Bièvre, lap steel
listen to excerpts on myspace

October 28 2007
Safe-T Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (USA)
And Above All (lap steel + active electronics)

October 24 2007
Diapason, Brooklyn, New York (USA)
Blue Light/Red Light
for lap steel, trombone + active electronics
with Peter Zummo, trombone

October 21 2007
Velvet Lounge, Washington DC (USA)
And Above All (lap steel + active electronics)

November 24 2006
Klub Katarakt, KulturForum Altona, Hamburg (Germany)
Crossroads/Invocation (microphone, computer)

November 5 2006
Roulette, New York
Very Slow Disco Suite
for 3 instruments, microcontroller and computer
J.D. Parran, reeds and flute; Peter Zummo, trombone; Guy De Bièvre, lap steel
listen to excerpts on myspace

live at Roulette

October 12 2006
Stichting Intro, Maastricht (NL)
Very Slow Disco Suite
for 3 instruments, microcontroller and computer
Anne La Berge, flutes; Xavier Verhelst, bass; Guy De Bièvre, lap steel
listen to excerpts on myspace

live at Intro
photograph: Johan Vandermaelen


September 30 2006
Voorkamer, Lier (Belgium)
Crossroads/Invocation (microphone, computer)

live at Voorkamer/HH
photograph: Anne Wellmer


June 26 - September 24 2006
After Cage, Z33, Hasselt (Belgium)
The Question Why (installation)

September 16 2006
DerVierteRaum (WDR), Koeln, Dortmund, Bielefeld (Germany)
"We Bombed the Bridge, We Did Not Bomb the Bus II - Lebanon 2006"
for 3 interconnected disclaviers, flute, trumpet and bass
in three locations, broadcasted simultaneously
performed by Anne La Berge, Axel Doerner, Xavier Verhelst,
Laia Genc, Georg Graewe and Achim Kaufman

January 21 2006
Phill Niblock Tribute, Alte Feuerwache, Cologne (Germany)
In a Very Slow Sentimental Mood
(for guitar, computer and microcontroller)

June 17 2005
CCNOA, Brussels (Belgium)
from m7b5 on, re-mining the fabric
(synthesizers, microfoon, tone decoder, microcontroller)

May 12 2005
Victorian Circus, De Brakke Grond, Amsterdam (NL)
Crossroads/Invocation (microphone, computer)

January 28 2005
Warmer by the Stove, Lotus Music and Dance, New York
Bending the Tonic
(performed by Jolei, voice - Anne La Berge, flute - Peter Zummo, trombone - Ernie Brooks, bass - Mustafa Ahmed, percussion - Guy De Bièvre, guitar)
listen to excerpts on myspace

November 21 2004
November Music Festival, Gent (Belgium)
Bending the Tonic
(performed by Stephie Buettrich, voice - Anne La Berge, flute - Peter Zummo, trombone - Xavier Verhelst, bass - Michael Weilacher, percussion - Guy De Bièvre, guitar)
listen to excerpts on myspace

November 20 2004
November Music Festival, den Bosch (The Netherlands)
Bending the Tonic
(performed by Stephie Buettrich, voice - Anne La Berge, flute - Peter Zummo, trombone - Xavier Verhelst, bass - Michael Weilacher, percussion - Guy De Bièvre, guitar)

March 26 2004
Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium)
Solo for active percussionist ver. 1.01
(microcontroller, percussionist (Michael Weilacher))

March 21 2004
Stichting Intro, Maastricht (The Netherlands)
Meta Orchestra
collaborative multi media work
with Yolande Harris, Bert Bongers, Hilary Jeffery, Cesar Villavicencio, Jos Mulder, Sebastian Menendez, Florencia Reina, Jonathan Impett

January 9 2004
Dorkbot, Gent (Belgium)
Standard Feedback (microphone, computer)

July 6 2003
BrueckenMusik IX, Koeln (Germany)
Mining the Fabric III (performance version)
(microphone, microcontroller, synthesizer, guitar)

February 25 2003
CC Maasmechelen (Belgium)
Solo for active percussionist (microcontroller, percussionist (Michael Weilacher))

December 14 2002
De Singel, Antwerp (Belgium)
Mining the Fabric II (microphones, microcontroller, synthesizer)

December 11 2002
Galerie Rachel Haferkamp, Koeln (Germany)
Dead Cat on the Nile (guitar, microcontroller, CD-drives)
integrated in Anne Wellmer's work Travelling Barefoot




September 15 2002
Toyo Ito Pavilion, Bruges (Belgium)
Mining the Fabric I (microphones, microcontroller, synthesizer)

March 18 2002
Kraakgeluiden, Overtoom, Amsterdam (Holland)
Collaborative work (microphone, computer),
(with Anne La Berge, flute, computer - Jorrit Dijkstra, saxophone - Raoul Van der Weide, cello)

March 4 2002
Experimental Intermedia Foundation, New York (USA)
Crossroads/Invocation (microphone, computer)

March 2 2002
Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT (USA)
Crossroads/Invocation (microphone, computer)
(+ Standard Feedback - installation)

December 30 2001
Mex.intim.0011, Dortmund (Germany)
Amazing Grace (electric guitar & MD 201)
(MD 201 operated by Maria Blondeel)


live at MeX
photograph: An Seebach


December 21 2001
Cracks & Guts - W.O.R.M. Rotterdam (Holland)
Improvisations (live DSP)
(w/ Anne La Berge, flute & computer - Huib Emmer, guitar - Michel Banibila - computer & sampler)

October 5 2001
Mex.intim.0009, Dortmund (Germany)
Crossroads/Invocation (microphone, computer)

live at MeX
photograph: Christa Marek


July 7 2001
Styro Pur, Hamburg (Germany)
Crossroads/Invocation (microphone, computer)

December 30 2000
Mex.intim.0005, Dortmund (Germany)
Standard Feedback (microphone, computer)

live at MeX
photograph: An Seebach


October 11 2000
Aomori Public College Auditorium, Aomori (Japan) - "Puddles" project
PCA collaboration (computer, guitar) with Maria Blondeel (light electronics)

September 9 2000
Cafe 9/MediaLab, Brussels (Belgium)
in the 'Among Others' series, organized by Mex and Experimental Intermedia v.z.w.
untitled collaboration (DSP) with Dirk Wachtelaer (live electronics) + live internet connection




Recent public performances (as a performer)

May 24 2009
Cafe Oto, London (UK)
Phill Niblock: Stosspeng with Susan Stenger

October 28 2007
Safe-T Gallery, Brooklyn, New York (USA)
Phill Niblock: Sethwork

October 19 2007
Roulette, New York (USA)
Phill Niblock: 3 Orchids
by Trio Scordatura + Guy De Bièvre

October 9 2007
Karnatic Lab, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Phill Niblock: 3 Orchids
by Trio Scordatura + Guy De Bièvre

March 26 2004
Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium)
Michael Weilacher: The Evidence of Things Unseen (guitar)
Michael Weilacher: Watching Machine (computer)

November 24 2006
Klub Katarakt, KulturForum Altona, Hamburg (Germany)
Phill Niblock: Sethwork, Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

March 26 2004
Concertgebouw Brugge (Belgium)
Michael Weilacher: The Evidence of Things Unseen (guitar)
Michael Weilacher: Watching Machine (computer)

January 10 2004
Orpheus Instituut, Gent (Belgium)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Solo for a Melody Instrument with Feedback (1969)
(computer version w/ Tom Pauwels, guitar)

October 30 2003
Entre Deux, Maastricht (the Netherlands)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

February 15 2003
Worm, Rotterdam (the Netherlands)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

February 10 2003
Theater Frascati, Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

November 22 2002
Vooruit, Gent (Belgium)
Fricties Festival
Johan Vandermaelen: 1km²@Gent (video and live DSP)

November 19 2002
Vooruit, Gent (Belgium)
Fricties Festival
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

October 27 2002
CCNOA, Brussels (Belgium)
Alvin Lucier: Music on a Long Thin Wire
with Johan Vandermaelen

October 1 2002
Flagey, Brussels (Belgium)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Solo for a Melody Instrument with Feedback (1969)
(computer version w/ Tom Pauwels, guitar)

June 8 2002
Zaal België, Hasselt (Belgium)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

June 9 2002
Netwerk, Aalst (Belgium)
Johan Vandermaelen: 1km²@Aalst (video and live DSP)

February 28 2002
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY (USA)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

December 20 2001
CC De Velinx - Tongeren (Belgium)
Karlheinz Stockhausen: Solo for a Melody Instrument with Feedback (1969)
(computer version w/ Tom Pauwels, guitar (Champ d'Action))

December 6 2001
Recycl'Art - Brussels (Belgium)
Johan Vandermaelen: 1km²@Brussels (video and live DSP)

October 13 2001
CCMIX - ADAC, Paris (France)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)
w/ Kaspar T. Toeplitz

September 8 2001
IM - Waterschei Coalmine (Belgium)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

March 30 2001
VIA Festival - Studio Multitude, Paris (France)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

January 22 2001
[audio]incident # 10, Kaaitheater, Brussels (Belgium)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

October 12 2000
Aomori Public College Auditorium Aomori (Japan) "Puddles" project
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four & Early Winter (guitar)

October 5 2000
Musashino Art University Tokyo (Japan) "Puddles" project
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

September 9 2000
Brussels Cafe 9/MediaLab
in the 'Among Others' series, organized by Mex and Experimental Intermedia v.z.w.
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

June 4 2000
FLA&CC Genk (Belgium)
Phill Niblock: Guitars Two For Four (guitar)

April 5 2000
Logos Foundation, Gent (Belgium)
Peter Zummo: Experimenting with Household Chemicals (guitar, w/ Tom Hamilton, Peter Zummo, Xavier Verhelst, Michael Weilacher, Anne LaBerge)

April 4 2000
Logos Foundation, Gent (Belgium)
Tom Hamilton: Off-hour Wait State (guitar, w/ Tom Hamilton, Peter Zummo, Xavier Verhelst, Michael Weilacher, Anne LaBerge)