We’re hosting a William Basinski Q&A and screening of The Disintegration Loops documentary

William Basinski

We’re excited to share the final announcement for Supporters Week – a digital festival of screenings and conversations exclusive to our Supporters.

Following a premiere at SXSW earlier this week (16 March), we’ll be hosting an exclusive preview screening of David Wexler’s documentary on William Basinski’s seminal album The Disintegration Loops.

Basinski’s The Disintegration Loops series was made from deteriorating tape loops and is comprised of nearly five hours’ worth of haunting noise. The poignant collection is considered by many to be a masterpiece, and sees Basinski offering an elegy to the events of 9/11. In the new film, which was filmed in the midst of the pandemic last year, Basinski reflects on The Disintegration Loops‘ legacy, with a particular consideration given to the upcoming 20th anniversary of 9/11.

As well as the screening, Basinski and Wexler will join Crack Magazine for a virtual Q&A via Zoom and broadcast exclusively to Supporters. This will take place at 6pm (UK) on Friday 26 March. Sign up today to be there.

We caught up with Basinski last year for Issue 115. Revisit our feature on the revered experimental auteur.

Find the full lineup for Supporters Week, featuring Warren Ellis, MikeQ, Poly Styrene, Bandcamp, Big Dada and more, here.