Disintegration Loops

  • Documentary
  • 45min

William Basinskis skelsættende ambient-elegi over 9/11, der på sit 20 års-jubilæum får ny aktualitet som soundtrack til en epidemisk nedlukning.

William Basinskis skelsættende ambient-elegi over 911, der på sit 20 års-jubilæum får ny aktualitet som soundtrack til en epidemisk nedlukning.

Da Twin Towers den 11. september 2001 stod i flammer, sad William Basinski på sit tag i New York og så tårnene styrte. Soundtracket til katastrofen blev hans nyligt indspillede værk ‘The Disintegration Loops’. Værket, der blot består af en serie 12-tommers båndsløjfer, der gentager sig selv i loops, mens de langsomt går i fysisk og musikalsk opløsning, blev det definitive kunstneriske svar på den rædselsvækkende begivenhed. 20 år senere lukker pandemien både New York og verden ned igen. Basinski, som må være ambient-genrens eneste sande rockstjerne, fortæller i en videosamtale med instruktør David Wexler historien om sit værk, sit liv og den fatale dag i september.

William Basinski’s groundbreaking ambient elegy on 911 becomes relevant again on its 20th anniversary as the soundtrack of the lockdown.

When the Twin Towers were in flames on 11 September 2001, William Basinski was sitting on his roof in New York and watched the towers crumble. His recently recorded work ‘The Disintegration Loops’ became the soundtrack of the disaster. The work, which consists of a series of 12-inch tapes, which repeat themselves in loops while slowly disintegrating musically and physically, became the definitive artistic response to the terrifying event. 20 years later, the pandemic shut down New York again. Basinski, who is probably the only true rock star of the ambient genre, talks to the director David Wexler in a video conversation about his work and life and the fateful day in September.

Director

David Wexler

Producer

David Wexler

Producer

Bradford Coleman

Language

English

Subtitles

No subtitles

Country

United States

Studio

Cinema 59 Productions