17.04.24, 20:00, William Basinski & Lukas De Clerck
William Basinski – legendary American musician and composer by trade – has been pushing the creative boundaries of his classical training with experimental media for more than 30 years. He uses obsolete technology and analog tape loops to weave enchanting and melancholic soundscapes. His favorite subjects: the fleetingness of life, memory and the mystery of time.
His magnum opus – the epic 4-disc masterpiece ‘The Disintegration Loops’ – was showered with praise internationally. Pitchfork ranked it among the top albums of the year in 2004 and praised its 2012 reissue with a rare perfect score of 10.
Basinski also created a furor with installations and films in collaboration with artist-filmmaker James Elaine, created the music for the opera ‘The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic’ and is currently touring the world with his latest work ‘On Time Out of Time’ under his belt.
Lukas De Clerck is a musician and sound artist living in Brussels. He is passionate about the Aulos, an ancient Greco-Roman double reed pipe that fell into disuse roughly a millennium ago.
After several years of in-depth research into making Aulos reeds and playing replicas of ancient instruments, he now shares his self-taught work on a stage. Out of a desire to rid the instrument of its enigmatic past, De Clerck created a new, contemporary Aulos: The Telescopic Aulos of Atlas….
The creation of the Telescopic Aulos was made possible through the support of Flanders, State of the Arts and co-producers STUK, Sonic Acts and the Bijloke.