A few months ago, I got to spend a wonderful rainy afternoon with William Basinski for Bullett Magazine. There was something spiritual and calming about the combination of damp cool air, Basinski telling stories of love and loss from his NY days in the 80s and listening to new works in progress while sitting in his cosy studio.
Disintegration Loop 1.1 - “consists of one static shot of lower Manhattan billowing smoke during the last hour of daylight on September 11th, 2001, set to the decaying pastoral tape loop Basinski had recorded in August, 2001. Shot from Basinski’s roof in Williamsburg Brooklyn, this is an actual documentary of how he and his neighbors witnessed the end of that fateful day. It is a tragically beautiful cinema verite elegy dedicated to those who perished in the atrocities of September 11th, 2001”