Musical pioneer, composer and all-round innovator William Basinski returns to the UK for a unique seated show in the beautiful surroundings of Hackney's Round Chapel, following his last London performance - a sellout show at Union Chapel.
Employing obsolete technology and analogue tape loops, his haunting and melancholy soundscapes explore the temporal nature of life and resound with the reverberations of memory and the mystery of time.
Since impressing with The Disintegration Loops, he's constantly pushed boundaries of contemporary music. Basinski's new album "A Shadow in Time' was released to universal acclaim in January, widely regarded as one of his finest works yet, and his best for some years.
This will be a unique performance from Basinski focusing on both this celebrated new record and works form his back catalogue.
Don't miss what's set to be a very special show. Tickets are limited for this show, and are on sale now.
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