William Basinski

Cult hero known from ''Disintegration loops'' and ''Water Music II'' visits us for an exclusive show!
  • Wed 24 Apr ’24
    21:15
    Willem Burger Zaal
  • €3,75 service costs excluded per order. Read about the exchange policy here.

William Basinski enchants hearts worldwide with analog tape loops and antiquated technology. His live concerts are a symphony that explores the fleeting beauty of life and the mystery of time.

Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has used experimental media for more than 30 years in New York and most recently in California. Using old technologies and analog tape loops, his haunting and melancholic soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life, echoing the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time. His epic 4-disc masterpiece ''The Disintegration Loops'' received international critical acclaim and was voted one of the top 50 albums of 2004 by Pitchfork Media.

Installations and films made in collaboration with artist-filmmaker James Elaine have been presented internationally at festivals and museums, 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.