William Basinski

William Basinski

Territory

North America

Upcoming Shows

06/09/2022Barbican Centre, London, UK w/ London Contemporary Orchestra
06/11/2022St. George’s Church, Bristol, UK
06/11/2022St Georges Church, Bristol, UK
06/12/2022Beyond The Pale Festival, Dublin, IE
06/12/2022Beyond The Pale Festival, Dublin, IE
06/13/2022Pepper Canister Church, Dublin, IE
06/14/2022Colchester Arts Center, Colchester, UK
06/15/2022Norwich Arts Center, Norwich, UK
06/17/2022Funkhaus, Berlin, DE
07/09/2022TBD, Los Angeles, CA
09/18/2022Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY w/ Faten Kanaan
09/19/2022Le Poisson Rouge, New York, NY w/ Faten Kanaan
09/28/2022Deep Blue, Vancouver, BC
09/29/2022Fremont Abbey, Seattle, WA
09/30/2022Holocene, Portland, OR
10/04/2022The Cedar, Minneapolis, MN w/ Faten Kanaan
10/05/2022Empty Bottle, Chicago, IL w/ Faten Kanaan
10/06/2022Old Capitol Senate Building, Iowa City, IA w/ Faten Kanaan
10/08/2022The Bottleneck, Lawrence, KS w/ Faten Kanaan
10/09/2022Crosstown Arts, Memphis, TN
11/22/2022Theatre of Leuven, Leuven, BE
11/26/2022Lieu Unique, Paris, FR avec Orchestre National des Pays de La Loire

William Basinski

William Basinski 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 and Preston Wendel released a surprise new jazzy record under the name SPARKLE DIVISION, with special guests such as the late Henry Grimes on upright bass & others. Basinski’s his latest solo work, “Lamentations” was released November 13th, 2020 on Temporary Residence/2062/USA. The Lamentations “Wheel of Fortune” World Tour has been rescheduled for 2022-23. In March 2022 the album ” . . on reflection ” by William Basinski & Janek Schaefer was released by Temporary Residence, Ltd.

Press links

Bandcamp – Best New Ambient Music
NPR – Divinity From Dust: The Healing Power Of The Disintegration Loops
Pitchfork – Bringing The Disintegration Loops