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Thursday 19.10.2023240 DKK

William Basinski US – SOLD OUT

Rare appearance from the rock star of ambient

Ambient rock star William Basinski pays us an exclusive visit with his tour “The Last Symphony”! For those not yet familiar with Basinski, here’s the chance to experience a living legend who has reached a cult status comparable to Eno or Cage. Hitting a sweet spot between a uniquely experimental avant-garde ethos and a highly accessible pop edge, Basinski’s impressive back catalogue attracts a constantly growing audience across generations. The concert takes place at Copenhagen Distillery.

For decades, the composer/multidisciplinary artist has been a charismatic figurehead of the New York art and music scene. Basinski has hit a global nerve with works such as “The Disintegration Loops” and “Water Music”, evoking a highly accessible and spine-tingling melancholy perfectly suited to the deep listening practices of the internet era. We can’t wait to present this legendary artist in the brutally industrial surroundings of Refshaleøen’s Copenhagen Distillery.

William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in NYC and most 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.

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. 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.


Thursday 19.10.2023
Venue: Copenhagen Distillery
Doors at: 19:00
Concert at: 20:00
Price: 240 DKK incl. fee
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