William Basinski's 'Arcadia' series
Art Assembly are offering a joint concert pass for the following for events for £35
Michael Gira + William Basinski with support from Aino Tytti - 12 March // St John at Hackney
Julia Kent with support from Nicholas Freeman - 18 March // Ace Hotel London, Shoreditch
Valgeir Sigurðsson with Liam Byrne - 19 March // Village Underground, Shoreditch
Charlemagne Palestine with Rhys Chatham + William Basinski with support from Ex-Easter Island Head - 20 March // St John at Hackney
This ticket does not enable access into William Basinski in conversation with Rhys Chatham (19 March Cafe Oto) or ensure entry into free ticketed activity taking place at Ace Hotel London Shoreditch from 14-16 March. For conditions and links to individual ticketed events and free activity visit artassembly.org.uk/arcadia/ Follow@Art_Assembly for more info.
In order that the Arcadia series reflect the nurturing element of the original Williamsburg studio space and operate as a platform for new work, Art Assembly and William Basinski worked in conjunction with Sound and Music to run an ‘artist call out’ to recruit emerging artists to perform support slots at selected concerts.After an amazing response to our call in January we are pleased to annouce the following artists have been chosen for the series:
Aino Tytti will support Michael Gira + William Basinski, 12 March, St John at Hackney. Aino Tytti presents a unique blend of intricately layered microstructures and field recordings, fused with glimmering ethereal widescreen drones. Tickets £16 adv
Julia Kent will be supported by Nicolas Freeman, 18 March, Ace Hotel London Shoreditch. Freeman will develop a new work that responds to the resonances and reverberations of the physical space of the venue with a performance using prepared¼inch tape loops, violin and cello. Tickets £7 adv
Liverpool based ensemble, Ex-Easter Island Head will perform the opening slot at Charlemagne Palestine with Rhys Chatham + William Basinski, 20 March, St John at Hackney. Ex-Easter Island Head compose and perform music for solid-body electric guitar, percussion and other instruments. Tickets £16 adv
The call for applications is now closed. We shall be announcing the selected performers later this month.
Sound and Music and Art Assembly are offering an opportunity to composers or ensembles to perform a support slot at a concert within the William Basinski's Arcadia series. So far, concerts, which will be held at St John-at-Hackney, include Michael Gira (12 March) and a collaboration between Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham (20 March), both events of which will include performances by William Basinski himself.
In 1989 William Basinski founded Arcadia, a studio and performance space that defined Williamsburg as an arts community from 1989-97. Here Basinski wrote and produced his own and others work and hosted underground music and art performances by artists including Diamanda Galas and Antony Hegarty. In March 2014, Arcadia will be re-imagined in London through a week-long exhibition and performance space celebrating Basinski’s unique approach to composition and his vast archive of work.
Thank you for your interest but applications are now closed for this opportunity.