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William Basinski

with Faten Kanaan

Event Description

Ticket Options

$20 – General Admission
$15 – General Admission – Student

On-Sale Schedule

Friends Presale*: 7/14 @ 11:00 AM CT
Public On-Sale: 7/16 @ 11:00 AM CT

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6:30 PM – Doors
7:00 PM – Show

Box Office Info:
Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday
12:30pm - 5:30pm
Closed Monday & Thursday
(319) 688-2653

William Basinski

This show was originally scheduled for October 7, 2021 but has since been postponed to October 6, 2022. We’ve contacted ticket holders via email. If you have any questions please contact our box office at 319-688-2653 or info@englert.org.

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 hauntingly melancholic 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.

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.

“William Basinski is usually the guy to go to when you want to hear slow and decadent ambience.” – Pitchfork

“This is vital music for the human condition, divinity culled from dust.” – NPR

Faten Kanaan

Brooklyn-based composer, musician, and producer Faten Kanaan builds up cyclical patterns in her music, using harmony and counterpoint as narrative tools. Sound & silence become intuitive gestures that tell a wordless story. Inspired by cinematic forms and literary structures: from sweeping landscapes and quiet romances, to patterned tensions and dream sequences; she focuses on bringing an earthy, visceral touch to electronic music. In symbiosis with technology is an appreciation for the vulnerability of human limitations and nuances.

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