PBK (composer)

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Birth name Phillip B. Klingler
Born 1960
Origin Flint, Michigan, U.S.
Genres Noise,
Occupation(s) Musician
Years active 1986 – present
Website PBK Sound

PBK (real name: Phillip B. Klingler) is a composer that works in the genres of Noise and/or Ambient music.


American composer, Phillip B. Klingler, better known as PBK, has been active in the experimental music underground since 1986.[1] His soundwork correlates to electroacoustic, classic industrial and free jazz genres. PBK has fashioned a noise-based music that doesn't rely on power electronics process, but rather, by placing noises themselves into ambient/atmospheric sound environments. His soundworks are composed from turntable manipulation, sampling and analog/digital synthesis. Improvising spontaneously and with little preconception, PBK creates pulsing, echoing, organic soundscapes of unknown sonic origin.

Between 1992 and 1996, PBK lived in Puerto Rico.[1] He began experimenting with sound using record turntables and an extreme use of MIDI sequencer programming. Two projects were completed including a three LP boxset titled Domineer/Asesino/Retro and a CD release titled Life-Sense Revoked, a collaboration with other artists.[1]

PBK has performed live throughout the U.S. and in Europe. A restless collaborator, he has worked with some of the most respected names in experimental music. A partial list would include such musicians as Wolf Eyes, Asmus Tietchens, Vidna Obmana, Jarboe (Swans), Artemiy Artemiev, Minóy, Adam Mokan (8-Bit Porno), Athan Maroulis (Spahn Ranch), Aube, Guillermo Gregorio. Over the course of nearly twenty years PBK has had over 35 full-length albums released internationally establishing a complex body of work that reveals a unique approach to the Noise music aesthetic.

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  1. ^ a b c "Discogs - Artist Profile", accessed 30 May 2011