UPCLOSE: WILLIAM BASINSKI THE DISINTEGRATION LOOPS
Albert Hall, Manchester
Perhaps more than any other living composer, William Basinski may lay claim to having created the definitive eternal elegy of his era. Though the birth of this piece of music is associated with great tragedy, its enduring appeal has been down to the life affirming beauty it elicits from that moment in time. Like any great work of art, there are countless interpretations of the piece and almost everyone is associated with a vivid and powerful emotion.