William Basinski
William Basinski

William Basinski

About William Basinski

William Basinski is an experimental composer, sound sculptor, and video artist based in Los Angeles, California. He is a relentless experimentalist obsessed with reel-to-reel tape decks, splicing tape, and spindling it. His musical signature is evidenced, interestingly enough, by deeply emotional sounds filled with multiple tones, drones, textures, and shades that are as hauntingly beautiful as they are somber. While he's best-recognized for his career-defining 2002 album The Disintegration Loops, Basinski records and releases new music prolifically, expanding on his beautiful and emotionally resonant sounds with albums like 2020's mournful Lamentations. His collaborations include Sparkle Division, a jazz/hip-hop-influenced duo with Preston Wendel, and a 2022 release with Janek Schaefer titled . . . on reflection.

  • HOMETOWN
    Houston, Texas
  • BORN
    1958

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