American composer William Basinski is a figure who needs little introduction (among others) in the experimental and ambient music circles. Basinski has experimented with various media for more than 30 years. His melancholy sonic sceneries rely on archaic analogue technology, especially magnetic tape loops, playing with the concept of time and the physical world’s ephemerality. In 2004, Pitchfork listed his 4-disc grand opus The Disintegration Loops among the year’s top albums. The 2012 re-release of his LP Temporary Residence was named best reissue of the year.
Orchestral interpretations of The Disintegration Loops by Maxim Moston have been performed to audiences at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Queen Elizabeth Hall, La Bâtie-Festival de Genève and elsewhere. At the Slovak National Gallery, Basinski will channel some of the volatile noise surfaces from his recent album On Time Out of Time. Come join is in a lie-down on this massive sonic tide. A must-hear for all fans of Fennesz, Tim Hecker, Loscil, Sarah Davachi and Sunn O))).