Live from Fridman Gallery: New Ear Festival 2023 with Morir Soñando (Phill Niblock | Samara Lubelski) (Audio)

Feb 26, 2023

The annual New Ear Festival fulfills one of Fridman Gallery's core missions—to help restore creative, experimental spirit on the ground floor level of downtown Manhattan. The festival showcases time-based art in all its forms—from sound installations and video screenings to storytelling and physical movement. Each evening is live-streamed via Wave Farm Radio. For more information about the New Ear Festival, including tickets to attend in-person, visit

Phill Niblock (b. 1933, Anderson, IN) is an intermedia artist working in photography, music and film. His focus on light gradients and grids, and minimalist drone compositions, are inspired by the artistic activities of New York in the 1960s. Niblock’s intermedia performances have been presented at numerous venues around the world, including the Tate Modern, The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, The Institute of Contemporary Art (London), and World Music Institute at Merkin Hall.

Since she began making music in the early 90's, Samara Lubelski has split her time between being a member of bands Hall of Fame, the Sonora Pine, and Tower Recordings; a respected contributor on violin and guitar with Fiery Furnaces, MV & EE, and White Magic; a busy engineer; a member of avant-gards outfits; a guitarist in Thurston Moore's band Chelsea Light Moving; and a solo artist who has crafted a series of compelling albums that delve into light psychedelia and acid folk.

Morir Soñando is a bimonthly concert series that focuses on improvised music and multidisciplinary practices. Organized with the support of Fridman Gallery and curated by Cecilia Lopez and Brandon Lopez.