Phill Niblock ‎– Brazil 84

Mode ‎– mode 273
DVD, DVD-Video, Stereo, Digital Surround


1 Orchestra of the SEM Ensemble "Three Orchids" For Three Orchestras
2 Trio Scordatura And The Nelly Boyd Ensemble "Tow By Tom" For Two Orchestras
3 Trio Scordatura "Three Orchids"

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Phill Niblock says: “In 1984, I returned to Brazil, deciding to travel the coast, closest to the ocean, from Salvador, Bahia, to as far north as I could get in the time I had. That turned out to be Natal, 1000km away. I was the sole film crew, carrying the camera bag and tripod, loading the film, reading the light and occasionally applying sun screen. The film from that trip is the material on this DVD. And it was beautiful to see that country and those people.”

Originally silent, Niblock chose to add his music as the soundtrack, as he often does during screenings of his films. These works, specially compiled for this release, are presented in both stereo and surround mixes. For this DVD, a new transfer was made of the original 16mm film, which was then restored under Niblock’s supervision.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 64593 02739 3
  • Label Code: LC 29022