Phill Niblock Quotes
Cathedrals are really great, and churches. There was a festival a few years ago at Union Chapel, and I was supposed to do a day-long installation in the back room. And they must have done some horrible advertising, because nobody came. The organiser knew the pre-sales were so far down that he cancelled a lot of stuff – he cancelled my installation piece, so I ended up doing only one piece, a guitar piece. But he had ordered speakers for me. The stage had two banks of speakers, six of them stacked on each side. And for this one piece he erected another two stacks of six each in the back. It was so damn loud. And during the concert I felt this sort of rain. I felt my hair and it was crumbly. It was the plaster from the dome, filtering down through the air. It must have been over 120 dB probably.
I started to listen to music and began collecting records around 1948. And it was fairly soon after that that hi-fi came about, so that it was possible to have really good sound – LPs and tapes and speaker systems. The whole thing came more or less at once.
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