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      Fennesz, Fatima Al Qadiri, and William Basinski Make 24-Hour Tracks for RBMA's NYC Festival

      May 2, 2016 4:17 PM

      Photo by Seth Tisue, courtesy of Wikipedia Commons

      Music event, lecture, and workshop institution, Red Bull Music Academy, announced a new online sound art installation platform called Shattered Streams today, coinciding with their current monthlong music festival in New York City. The minisite features a looping piece of music accompanied by animated visuals, each becoming distorted and degraded over a range of time decided by the user, ranging from one minute to 24 hours.

      Throughout May, they'll commission a new piece from an impressive cast of electronic musicians in a wide range of fields. The lineup includes everyone from Hyperdub-affiliate Fatima Al Qadiri and Austrian ambient pioneer Fennesz, to Montreal's Kara-Lis Coverdale, New York-based composer William Basinski (pictured above), and psychedelic rave deconstructionists EVOL.

      Yesterday, LA's Anenon kicked things off, and today Basinski is on deck with a ghostly-presenced industrial piano piece. The whole project is an implicit nod to that artist's beloved The Disintegration Loops, according to the press release, which famously recorded the sound of slowly degrading tape loops.

      Earlier this year, Fatima Al Qadiri released an album exploring authoritarianism and police militarization in America; Kara-Lis Coverdale, meanwhile, told us about how writing music relates to performance and how dance music relates (or doesn't) to her of experimental composition.

      Shattered Streams schedule:

      May 1 - Anenon
      May 2 - William Basinski
      May 3 - Fatima Al Qadiri
      May 4 - Eluvium
      May 5 - patten
      May 6 - Joey Anderson
      May 7 - Claude Speeed
      May 8 - White Visitation
      May 9 - Fennesz
      May 10 - Klara Lewis
      May 11 - Beatrice Dillon
      May 12 - Zebra Katz
      May 13 - Aurora Halal
      May 14 - EVOL
      May 15 - Jefre-Cantu Ledesma
      May 16 - M. Geddes
      May 17 - Mumdance
      May 18 - Kuedo
      May 19 - Sepalcure
      May 20 - Nkisi
      May 21 - Oren Ambarchi
      May 22 - $3.33 / Celia Hollander
      May 23 - Egyptrixx
      May 24 - John Roberts
      May 25 - Wolf Eyes
      May 26 - Tin Man
      May 27 - Hieroglyphic Being
      May 28 - Kara-Lis Coverdale
      May 29 - Ipek Gorgun
      May 30 - Aisha Devi
      May 31 - Lesley Flanigan

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