Rated 4 out of
The fragmentation whorls
The opportunity to see and hear a performance by Basinski and English in London had me excited...what to expect? The venue was beautifully atmospheric, their painting with sound was both evocative and elusive, qualities that make their recorded sound so powerful.
My only qualm is with the sound, the emanation of which was too easy to locate from the speakers at the front! It would’ve been improved by being a tad louder, and from speakers at the sides and the back; the St Johns space, with its vaulted ceiling and mezzanine architecture looked as if it could’ve accommodated a more sophisticated sound design. Other than that niggle, it was very memorable!
Date published: 2019-03-31