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CANCELLED: William Basinski

Sat, Apr 4/20 – 8:00pm to 11:00pm

Architecture and Design Gallery, 1 Spadina Crescent

NOTE: This event has been cancelled.

This event is part of the New Circadia (Adventures in Mental Spelunking) exhibition at the Daniels Faculty.

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William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in New York City 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 four-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 of The Disintegration Loops from 2012 was awarded best reissue of the year and a score of 10 on Pitchfork.

Basinski's installations and films, made in collaboration with artist-filmmaker James Elaine, have been presented in festivals and museums internationally, and his concerts are performed to sold-out crowds around the world. Basinski was chosen by 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. Maxim Moston's orchestral transcriptions of The Disintegration Loops have been performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Queen Elizabeth Hall; La Batie Festival in Geneva, Switzerland; Dark Mofo Festival in Hobart, Tasmania; and, most recently, at the Pitchfork Midwinter Festival with the Chicago Philharmonic. Basinski is currently touring the world in support of his latest work, On Time Out of Time, which was released on March 8th, 2019 on Temporary Residence/2062/USA.

Exhibition support is provided through the Lorne M. Gertner Fund.