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EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Experimental Intermedia for UNSOUND NYC 2014

By Logan K. Young l.young@classicalite.com on Apr 07, 2014 03:04 PM EDT
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : 224 Centre Street in Chinatown (NYC))
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : 32: P. Niblock)
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : Black back on red.)
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : SUBPAC!)
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : Vida explains "attentuators.")
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : Attenuator? Check.)
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : Vida's laptop and faders.)
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : Sorry I missed Sarah Halpern at EI.)
EXCLUSIVE: Ben Vida Rattles Seats in "Damaged Particulates" at Phill Niblock's Loft for UNSOUND NYC 2014 (Photo : FOUR FULL FLUTES, indeed.)

Second only to, maybe, La Monte Young and Marian Zazeela's Dream House on 275 Church Street, Phill Niblock (recent winner of all that John Cage award money) might just have the better loft in Chinatown: Experimental Intermedia.

I mean, you don't have to take your shoes off at Phill's place on Centre Street.

And while he's off to Europe for the coming summer, Classicalite fave Ben Vida ably filled the scant few seats for, perhaps, the best concert of this year's UNSOUND FESTIVAL--New York City edition.

Unlike in Poland, I snapped some photos this time.

Here's but an excerpt...enjoy the bass tones, especially, via your laptop's own attenuator.

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