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06.12.14 Marina Galperina

William Basinski played his recent work Cascade at ISSUE Project Room in Brooklyn last night. The sold out performance of the evening-long work was accompanied by visuals — a field of bright blue blurs, dulling, darkening, slowly bursting in small flares. The single looped element of the work shared that glow — a softened, distorted piano, a […]

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12.09.13 David Cotner

Perhaps no other modern composer – Springsteen and Neil Young notwithstanding – has been linked to the events of 9/11 as inescapably as William Basinski. Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops were accidental recordings created in the early hours of that day as he transferred his collection of nearly 30-year-old tape loops to digital media. The aging black […]

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