Los Angeles-based composer and musician William Basinski will perform “Cascade/The Deluge” (with video projection by James Elaine).
Opening performances: Tim Albro on solo guitar/electronics; and Heirloom (Andrew Chadwick/Ironing).
This event is sponsored by UNF’s Dept. of English, Sun-Ray Cinema, and the Chengzhong Focus Foundation, and is free and open to the public.
About Basinski: William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and more 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. Most recently, Basinski was chosen by Music Director, Antony Hegarty to create music for the new 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. Basinski is currently touring the world in support of “Cascade and The Deluge.”
William Basinski on a recent episode of Radiolab (starting at around the 2 minute mark): http://www.radiolab.org/story/161756-everythingnothing/