William Basinski

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William Basinski
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William Basinski is an experimental musician and composer currently residing in Los Angeles. Classically trained, he has worked with various forms of experimental media for nearly 30 years, mostly in New York. One of his main compositional tools is the tape loop on reel-to-reel machines, and these also play the main role in his live performances. His work has been released by a variety of internationally-based labels, including his own 2062 label.
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07 lp, vyr012 Shortwavemusic — William Basinski William Basinski Shortwavemusic (Album) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic 07 lp, vyr012 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
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2062 0102 Watermusic — William Basinski William Basinski Watermusic (Album) 2062 2062 0102 US 2001 Sell This Version
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cdr051 The River — William Basinski William Basinski The River Raster-Noton cdr051 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
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2062 0201 The Disintegration Loops — William Basinski William Basinski The Disintegration Loops (Album) 2062 2062 0201 US 2002 Sell This Version
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3P10, Three Poplars 10 A Red Score In Tile — William Basinski William Basinski A Red Score In Tile (Album) Three Poplars, Three Poplars 3P10, Three Poplars 10 Germany 2003 Sell This Version
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2062 0304 The Disintegration Loops III — William Basinski William Basinski The Disintegration Loops III (Album) 2062 2062 0304 US 2003 Sell This Version
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2062 0202 The Disintegration Loops II — William Basinski William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II (Album) 2062 2062 0202 US 2003 Sell This Version
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2062 0301 Melancholia — William Basinski William Basinski Melancholia (Album) 2062 2062 0301 US 2003 Sell This Version
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2062 0305 The Disintegration Loops IV — William Basinski William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV (Album) 2062 2062 0305 US 2003 Sell This Version
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none Watermusic II — William Basinski William Basinski Watermusic II (Album) 2062 none US 2003 Sell This Version
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Durtro071, DS71 Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive — William Basinski William Basinski Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive (Album) Durtro, Die Stadt Durtro071, DS71 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
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20620401CD Silent Night — William Basinski William Basinski Silent Night (Album) 2062 20620401CD 2004 Sell This Version
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2062 0501 The Garden Of Brokenness — William Basinski William Basinski The Garden Of Brokenness (Album) 2062 2062 0501 US 2005 Sell This Version
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2062.0601 Variations For Piano & Tape — William Basinski William Basinski Variations For Piano & Tape (Album) 2062 2062.0601 US 2006 Sell This Version
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20620703CD El Camino Real — William Basinski William Basinski El Camino Real (Album) 2062 20620703CD 2007 Sell This Version
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KK: 002 Untitled 1-3 — William Basinski William Basinski + Richard Chartier William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Untitled 1-3 (Album) Line KK: 002 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
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2062.0803 The River (Alternative Mixes) — William Basinski William Basinski The River (Alternative Mixes)(2xFile, FLAC) 2062 2062.0803 US 2008
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2062.0902 Vivian & Ondine — William Basinski William Basinski Vivian & Ondine (Album) 2062 2062.0902 US 2009 Sell This Version
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2062.0901 92982 — William Basinski William Basinski 92982 (Album) 2062 2062.0901 US 2009 Sell This Version
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2062.1201 Nocturnes — William Basinski William Basinski Nocturnes (Album) 2062 2062.1201 US 2013 Sell This Version
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Line_060 Aurora Liminalis — William Basinski William Basinski + Richard Chartier William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Aurora Liminalis (Album) Line Line_060 US 2013 Sell This Version
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IMPREC417 Divertissement — William Basinski William Basinski & Richard Chartier William Basinski & Richard Chartier - Divertissement (Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC417 UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
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none The Deluge — William Basinski William Basinski The Deluge (Album) Temporary Residence Limited none US 2015 Sell This Version
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20621501 Cascade — William Basinski William Basinski Cascade (Album) 2062 20621501 Europe 2015 Sell This Version
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SASSAS010301 SASSAS Records V1.3 — William Basinski Lee Ranaldo, William Basinski, Analia Saban Lee Ranaldo, William Basinski, Analia Saban - SASSAS Records V1.3(LP, Album, Ltd, Num) SASSAS Records SASSAS010301 US 2015 Sell This Version

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vanez.art

vanez.art

December 8, 2020
The one and only.
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Twenty90

Twenty90

August 13, 2015
I love the new profile picture!
Mr.strange

Mr.strange

August 27, 2011
His music is a little bit of sadness but i realy adore it.hearing his first album i new that was my kind of thing.thank you william for your music.
denisoliver

denisoliver

November 26, 2002
Was that partly what was behind your releasing W. Basinski's Shortwavemusic on Noton?

In a way. As I was listening to that piece, it reminded me of that shortwave radio [growing up]. And it's surprising that those pieces are so fresh -- he'd done them in '82. A funny time, because one year later Brian Eno released the first of the Ambient series. So by then, I was already listening to that kind of music. And it hasn't lost its power, 16 or 17 years later. He did a lot of other pieces as well, shortwave pieces, a little bit different. If you listen to them, sometimes they're really close to Oval.

Carsten Nicolai (Noto / Alva Noto) on William Basinski

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