Metzger Therapie proudly presents:
WILLIAM BASINSKI live
MARTA ZAPPAROLI live
15 Nov 2017
ACUD MACHT NEU
10119 — Berlin Mitte
[ U8 Rosenthaler Platz ]
Limited Seat:20 €+fee [100 tickets] Sold out
Early Birds: 15 € + fee [30 tickets] Sold Out
English: [German below]
William Basinski was born in 1958 in Houston, Texas. A classically trained clarinetist, he studied jazz saxophone and composition at North Texas State University in the late 1970s. In 1978, inspired by minimalists such as Steve Reich and Brian Eno, he began developing his own vocabulary using tape loops and old reel-to-reel tape decks. He developed his meditative, melancholy style experimenting with short looped melodies played against themselves creating feedback loops.
His first release was Shortwavemusic. Although created in 1983, it was first released on vinyl in a small edition in 1998 by Carsten Nicolai's Raster-Noton label. This was followed by Watermusic, self-released in 2000 on Basinski's 2062 Records. Another 2-disc work was Variations: A Movement in Chrome Primitive, 1980: it was finally released in 2004 by David Tibet on the Durtro/Die Stadt label. At the time this work was created, Basinski was experimenting with compositions for piano and tape loops.
Throughout the 1980s, Basinski created a vast archive of experimental works using tape loop and delay systems, found sounds, and shortwave radio static. He was a member of many bands including Gretchen Langheld Ensemble and House Afire. In 1989, he opened his own performance space, «Arcadia» at 118 N. 11th Street. In the 1990s, he performed and produced records and intimate underground shows there for various NYC artists including Antony, Diamanda Galás, Rasputina, The Murmurs, and his own ad-hoc experimental electronic/improvisation band, Life on Mars. In 2000, he made a film titled Fountain with artists James Elaine and Roger Justice.
In August and September 2001, he set to work on what would become his most recognizable piece, the four-volume album The Disintegration Loops. The recordings were based on old tape loops which had degraded in quality. While attempting to salvage the recordings in a digital format, the tapes slowly crumbled and left a timestamp history of their demise
Marta Zapparoli is an Italian experimental sound artist, improviser, performer, self taught researcher. She
works and lives in Berlin since 2007. Her music mainly consists in narrative sonic pieces that she builds
using her sound archive recorded with a variety of recording techniques with out borders, manipulating this
material with analogue reel to reel and tape machines. She record audio signals with the use of analogue
and digital devices, antennas, sensors, detectors and microphones. She is interested on the boundaries and
relations between acoustic ecology, vibration sound, noise pollution, ultrasonic, radio waves, EMF.
From 2014, her new ongoing research and project called «Inaudible Sound», it is an investigation into
inaudible signals which She capture and record around the world focused on whether phenomena, radio
nature (VLF) coming from natural phenomenas, EMF, radio waves VHF, air and navy communication,
wireless, telegraph communication, morse code, unexplainable acoustic phenomenas and the multiple
effects of its spectral side which shape our sense and perception of the reality.
She performed all over Europa and USA, Denmark ,Lithuania, Sweden, Norway, Croatia, Romania,Turkey
and she played with many regarded musicians and bands. She is involved in many other projects with
musicians, sound artists, dancers.
William Basinski ist ein klassisch ausgebildeter Musiker und Komponist, der sich bereits seit über 30 Jahren stilprägend im Feld experimenteller Medien bewegt. Mit Hilfe veralteter Technologien und analoger Tape-Loops erforschen seine eindringlichen wie melancholischen Klangflächen die irdische Natur des Lebens und erklingen mit dem Nachhall von Gedächtnis und Geheimnis des Lebens. Sein episches 4-Scheiben-Meisterwerk 'The Disintegration Loops' wurde international gefeiert und bekam von Pitchfork das Gütesiegel als eines der 50 besten Alben 2004. Gemeinsame Installationen und Filme mit dem Künstler und Filmemacher James Elaine wurden auf weltweiten Festivals und Museen gezeigt, und seine Konzerte begeistern bis heute international die Liebhaber düsterer Ambientklänge. Antony Hegarty berief Basinsiki gar eigens für die Komposition einer Robert Wilson Oper, die 2011 beim renommierten Manchester International Festival debütierte und danach um die Welt tourte. Orchestrale Übersetzungen von 'The Disintegration Loops' wurden in den vergangenen Jahren im Metropolitan Museum of Art, der Queen Elisabeth Hall und beim La Batie Festival in Genf gezeigt.