Release Date: Mar 8, 2019
Record label: Temporary Residence
The structure of his latest effort, On Time Out Of Time, does not deviate from this oppressive truth and makes use of the sound matter from the cataclysmic assimilation of two distant black holes, 1.3 billion years ago to suggest at this impermanence. What results is the sound of time falling in on itself and the two-track album is as imperious as you might imagine. In utilising exclusive source recordings from the interferometers at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, it is difficult to shake the feeling that both Basinski and the album are treading in soundscapes hitherto unexplored.
Orbihedron | 2017 | installation | collaboration with LIGO and William Basinski from Portable Palace on Vimeo. It's surprisingly quiet when black holes collide. This latest work from composer William Basinski was created in conjunction with two art installations 'ER=EPR' and 'Orbihedron' by artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand which were meant to capture the sound of two black holes merging 1.3 billion years ago.