Phill Niblock, Lighthouse of the Minimal
Thomas Maury | France | 2019 | 105 minutes | engl. OF
Phill Niblock is regarded as one of the beacons of drone music, which emerged from minimal music. This documentary film has visited the American again and again and accompanied him on his travels. In pleasantly unpretentious recordings, numerous other artist friends give themselves the microphone handle, veterans such as Charlemagne Palestine and Eliane Radigue, but also Sunn O)))-guitarist Stephen O’Malley and Jim O’Rourke (Tortoise, among others). In structuring intermediate sequences, the images also flow into double exposures: abstract light reflections on landscapes or starry skies.