Wednesday, 21 October 2015

William Basinski - Centre PHI - October 21st 2015

Band : William Basinski
Venue : Centre PHI
Town (country) : Montreal, QC (Canada)
Date : October 21st 2015
Grade : 5/5

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Comments : Definitely the shows I was looking forward to see the most this Fall. The evening was divided in 3 parts : a screening of movies by James Elaine (with the music of William Basinski), a discussion with Malcom Goldstein and finally a live performance. I was not really impressed by the screening. It looked like the DVD was not really optimized for a big screen and the sound was also too compressed. Then came the Q&A and I discovered a Basinski I would have never expected based on his music. A very cool and funny guy indeed. Finally we had the live performance and it was absolutely phenomenal. Basinski played his new album Cascade and performed the short version of Disintegration Loops as an (impromptu ?) encore. The whole evening was finished around 10pm and it was great to have an early night out.

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