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6:00 PM – Doors Open & Seating Begins
7:00 PM – Show
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$20 + Fees – General Admission
$10 + Fees – Student General Admission
Advanced ticket sales end on the day of the show at 2:00pm
Tickets will then be available at the door at the venue beginning at 6:00pm
Your name will be on the Will Call list at the venue (printed tickets will not be issued)
This event takes place at The Old Capitol Senate Chambers:
21 North Clinton Street, Iowa City
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
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.