William Basinski The Disintegration Loops II & The River Modern Classical Experimental
The Disintegration Loops II | The River
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.
William Basinski -The Desintegration Loops
The Disintegration Loops is a series of four albums by American avant-garde composer William Basinski released in 2002 and 2003. All tracks have the same form of ambient music fragments played in a tape loop that slowly deteriorates as it passes by the tape head.
William Basinski - The River
Label: Raster-Noton – cdr051
Series: Noton.clear – Format: 2 × CDBox Set
Country: Germany – Released: Dec 2002
Genre:Electronic Modern Classical, Experiment
Richard Chartier (b.1971) minimal is a sound artist and designer who has produced critically acclaimed solo recordings as well as collaborative works with Nosei Sakata (*0),Taylor Deupree, and Kim Cascone.
His minimalist work explores the relationship between sound, silence, focus, and the act of listening.
Awarded one of twelve Honorable Mentions in the category of Digital Music by the prestigious Prix Ars Electronica, 2001 (Austria).
Both his visual and sound works have been exhibited in museums and galleries.
With Taylor Deupree, he founded the recording label Line, as a subdivision of 12k documenting compositional and installation work by international sound artists, which since 2011 operates independently from 12k.