William Basinski

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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William Basinski Discography

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07 lp, vyr012 William Basinski Shortwavemusic (Album) noton.archiv für ton und nichtton, Rastermusic 07 lp, vyr012 Germany 1998 Sell This Version
2062 0102 William Basinski Watermusic (Album) 2062 2062 0102 US 2001 Sell This Version
cdr051 William Basinski The River (Album) Raster-Noton cdr051 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
2062 0201 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops (Album) 2062 2062 0201 US 2002 Sell This Version
2062 0305 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops IV (Album) 2062 2062 0305 US 2003 Sell This Version
3P10 William Basinski A Red Score In Tile Three Poplars 3P10 UK 2003 Sell This Version
2062 0304 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops III (Album) 2062 2062 0304 US 2003 Sell This Version
2062 0202 William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II (Album) 2062 2062 0202 US 2003 Sell This Version
none William Basinski Watermusic II (Album) 2062 none US 2003 Sell This Version
2062 0301 William Basinski Melancholia (Album) 2062 2062 0301 US 2003 Sell This Version
KK: 002 William Basinski + Richard Chartier William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Untitled (Album) Spekk KK: 002 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
2062 0401 William Basinski Silent Night (Album) 2062 2062 0401 US 2004 Sell This Version
Durtro071, DS71 William Basinski Variations: A Movement In Chrome Primitive (Album) Durtro, Die Stadt Durtro071, DS71 Germany 2004 Sell This Version
2062 0501 William Basinski The Garden Of Brokenness(CD, Album) 2062 2062 0501 US 2005 Sell This Version
2062.0601 William Basinski Variations For Piano & Tape (Album) 2062 2062.0601 US 2006 Sell This Version
2062.0703 William Basinski El Camino Real(CD, Album) 2062 2062.0703 US 2007 Sell This Version
2062.0803 William Basinski The River (Alternative Mixes)(2xFile, FLAC) 2062 2062.0803 US 2008
2062.0902 William Basinski Vivian & Ondine(CD, Album) 2062 2062.0902 US 2009 Sell This Version
2062.0901 William Basinski 92982(CD, Album) 2062 2062.0901 US 2009 Sell This Version
2062.1201 William Basinski Nocturnes(CD, Album) 2062 2062.1201 US 2013 Sell This Version
Line_060 William Basinski + Richard Chartier William Basinski + Richard Chartier - Aurora Liminalis(CD, Album, Ltd) Line Line_060 US 2013 Sell This Version
none William Basinski The Deluge (Album) Temporary Residence Limited none US 2015 Sell This Version
2062.1501 William Basinski Cascade (Album) 2062 2062.1501 USA & Canada 2015 Sell This Version
IMPREC417 William Basinski & Richard Chartier William Basinski & Richard Chartier - Divertissement (Album) Important Records (2) IMPREC417 UK, Europe & US 2015 Sell This Version
IMPREC417 William Basinski & Richard Chartier William Basinski & Richard Chartier - Divertissement(LP, Album, Ltd) Important Records (2) IMPREC417 US 2015 Sell This Version

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Fujee

Fujee

August 13, 2015
I love the new profile picture!
Fujee

Fujee

October 25, 2014
Increasingly my go-to artist for relaxing and pensive moments.
dalakouras

dalakouras

August 25, 2012
A song for Arvo (after he's dead).
kruisspin

kruisspin

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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