The Phi Centre in association with DHC/ART Foundation for Contemporary Art, presents a very special evening with William Basinski.
William Basinski is a classically trained musician and composer who has been working in experimental media for over 30 years in New York City and most recently, California. Employing obsolete technology and analog tape loops, his haunting and melancholic soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time.
Discussion Moderated by Malcolm Goldstein
CA Composer and violinist Malcolm Goldstein has been active in the presentation of new music and dance since the early 1960's. In New York City he was the co-founder of the Tone Roads Ensemble and a participant in the Judson Dance Theater, the New York Festival of the Avant Garde and the Experimental Intermedia Foundation. He has toured extensively throughout North America and Europe, presenting solo violin concerts and appearing as a soloist with new music and dance ensembles. Since the mid-1960's Goldstein has integrated structured improvisation elements into his compositions, exploring new performance techniques within a variety of instrumental and vocal frameworks. His music has been performed at such new music festivals as New Music America; Meet the Moderns, NYC; Pro Musica Nova, Bremen; De Ijsbreker (Amsterdam), Weiner Festwochen, Time of Music (Finland), Inventionen, Berlin; and Musik der Zeit, Cologne. In the 1990's he was director of the Ensemble for New Music of the Hessischer Rundfunk, Frankfurt. Goldstein has received grants for his music from the national Endowment of the Arts (USA), Massachusetts Council for the Arts and the Canada Council for the Arts. He has received commissions from Westdeustcher Rundfunk and the Canada Council for the Arts, most recently receiving a commission to compose a string quartet for Quatuor Bozzini, and has been represented on numerous CD recordings, including Experimental Intermedia (XI), da capo, wergo, Nonsequitur/0.0.Discs, and Eremite. He has written extensively on improvisation and is the author of the book Sounding the Full Circle.