William Basinski

William Basinski

New York, NY

About

William BasinskiĀ is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working
in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most recently, California. Employing
obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy
soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of
memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterwork, The Disintegration Loops
received international critical acclaim and was chosen as one of the top 50 albums of
2004 by Pitchfork Media. The Temporary Residence deluxe LP box-set reissue from
2012 was awarded best re-issue of the year and a score of 10 on Pitchfork. Installations
and films made in collaboration with artist-filmmaker, James Elaine have been presented
in festivals and museums internationally, and his concerts are presented to sold out
crowds around the world. Basinski was chosen by Music Director, Antony Hegarty to
create music for the Robert Wilson opera, The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic
which had its world premiere at the Manchester International Festival in July 2011 and
toured Europe in 2012 and North America in 2013. Orchestral transcriptions of The
Disintegration Loops by Maxim Moston have been performed at The Metropolitan
Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth Hall and La Batie Festival in Geneva, Switzerland,
Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart Tasmania and most recently Pitchfork Midwinter Festival
with the Chicago Philharmonic. Basinski is currently touring the world in support of his
latest work, "On Time Out of Time" which was released on March 8th, 2019 on
Temporary Residence/2062/USA.