Pühapäev, 21. aprill kell 19:00 - 23:00
Paavli Kultuurivabrik • Paavli 7, 10412 Tallinn, Harju maakond, Eesti
The author of one of the most singular pieces of electronic music out there, “The Disintegration Loops”, William Basinski, is coming to Tallinn for a solo live show. A sound and video artist, a clarinetist and saxophonist, William Basinski’s artistic career is one fuelled by a search, a search for a new way to speak, a new self-created vocabulary.
A classically trained musician and and composer with more than 30 years of experience working in experimental media, in both 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 subsequently lamented into the history books as one of the most important works of contemporary experimental music by the Zeitgeist at large. Besides selling out venues with his solo live shows, William’s collaborative works with artist-filmmaker James Elaine have also been presented at festivals and museums 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.