‘I try to stay in the moment – and the moment is eternal.’ William Basinski’s words perfectly capture the melancholy timelessness of his music – most famously on The Disintegration Loops, a stunning, slow-burning collection of degraded tape loops released in the wake of 9/11 that serves, even today, as a lullaby for the apocalypse. Six years after he collaborated with Antony on the music for The Life and Death of Marina Abramović at MIF11,and two years after his last sell-out show in the city, the musician and sound artist returns to Manchester with his beautiful new release A Shadow in Time, which features a singular and personal tribute to David Bowie. A rare UK show by a true American original.
Produced by Manchester International Festival.
MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS, DIGITAL, FREE
A film and live score by Jóhann Jóhannsson
THEATRE, MUSIC, VISUAL ARTS, FAMILY, DIGITAL, FREE
Created by The People of Manchester
Music by John Adams
Choreography by Lucinda Childs
Stage design by Frank Gehry