Saturday, 30 March
William Basinski and Lawrence English are two of ambient music’s modern masters. Best known for his four-part masterpiece, ‘The Disintegration Loops’, Basinski has been a vital force in the New York art scene for over three decades. His Australian counterpart is a preeminent experimental composer and media artist, and founder of leading avant-garde label Room 40. Having repeatedly crossed paths over the course of the past decade, the duo came together to release their first ever collaborative effort in October. Presented live at Rewire 2019, ‘Selva Oscura’ delicately toes the line between English’s polished, cerebral output and Basinski’s melancholic tape loops to create a shifting soundscape of seemingly limitless ambient drone.