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Scale Be Thy King: The Black Mirror Of William Basinski online essay and 5-hour curated playlist by David Keenan: http://svilova.org/gallery/exhibitions/
Downloadable PDF: http://svilova.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/William_Basinski_Svilova.pdf
Playlist: http://svilova.org/playlist/Svilova proudly presents The Disintegration Loop 1.1 by the American artist and composer William Basinski. The piece comes from Basinski´s attempt to digitize his previous recordings on magnetic tape. The tapes had at the time reached such state of fragility that they had begun to disintegrate when played. The process of which became a completely new work, reaching its climax on the morning of September 11th, 2001, in New York City where he lived at that time. While Basinski and some friends sat on a rooftop and listened to the material, they witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center. With a camera borrowed from a friend, Basinski spontaneously shot the video for The Disintegration Loop 1.1 Focusing the camera on the cloud of smoke bellowing out from Ground Zero, the video records the last hour of daylight on 9/11.
In 2002 musician and critic David Keenan wrote a review of The Disintegration Loops in the music magazine The Wire, exposing the work to a wider audience. On the occasion of this exhibition at Svilova we have invited Keenan to write a text and compile a playlist as a complement to Basinski’s work. Through 12 paragraphs, Keenan’s essay, Scale Be Thy King: The Black Mirror of William Basinski, walks us through a variety of interpretations, providing insight into The Disintegration Loops as an almost mystical experience; heart wrenchingly beautiful meditative viewing that oscillates between instilling feelings of hope and despair.

reversediorama:

Scale Be Thy King: The Black Mirror Of William Basinski online essay and 5-hour curated playlist by David Keenan: http://svilova.org/gallery/exhibitions/

Downloadable PDF: http://svilova.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/William_Basinski_Svilova.pdf

Playlist: http://svilova.org/playlist/

Svilova proudly presents The Disintegration Loop 1.1 by the American artist and composer William Basinski. The piece comes from Basinski´s attempt to digitize his previous recordings on magnetic tape. The tapes had at the time reached such state of fragility that they had begun to disintegrate when played. The process of which became a completely new work, reaching its climax on the morning of September 11th, 2001, in New York City where he lived at that time. While Basinski and some friends sat on a rooftop and listened to the material, they witnessed the attack on the World Trade Center. With a camera borrowed from a friend, Basinski spontaneously shot the video for The Disintegration Loop 1.1 Focusing the camera on the cloud of smoke bellowing out from Ground Zero, the video records the last hour of daylight on 9/11.

In 2002 musician and critic David Keenan wrote a review of The Disintegration Loops in the music magazine The Wire, exposing the work to a wider audience. On the occasion of this exhibition at Svilova we have invited Keenan to write a text and compile a playlist as a complement to Basinski’s work. Through 12 paragraphs, Keenan’s essay, Scale Be Thy King: The Black Mirror of William Basinski, walks us through a variety of interpretations, providing insight into The Disintegration Loops as an almost mystical experience; heart wrenchingly beautiful meditative viewing that oscillates between instilling feelings of hope and despair.

Songs and the Silences of Night

Songs and the Silences of Night

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On 25th August Sonic Oyster Records will release ‘Songs and the Silences of Night’ by Matthew Shaw. These four songs are the first to be released under his own name and build on the past releases as Tex La Homa while updating the sound and structure in view of more recent site specific and long form pieces.
The ep is a celebration and personal investigation into four states of being, all…

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