Sunday, September 11, 2016
William Basinski - Disintegration Loop 1.1
But of course that's not going to happen. So instead, i'm just going to love my family, and love my friends, and salute anyone and everyone who tries to make things better, even if it's hard, or it pisses people off, or it seems like it's not going to make any kind of difference anyway. And i'm going to try and just see the good in everyone. It's there.
In August of 2001, classical and experimental composer William Basinski recorded "Disintegration Loop 1.1," one of many decaying pastoral tape loops he was experimenting with at the time. On September 11th, he filmed the billowing smoke coming from lower Manhattan from the roof of his home in Williamsburg, Brooklyn during the last hour of daylight, and then paired the loop with the images he captured. It's touching, and haunting, and strangely calming in its own way.
Watch below, and find someone to hug today, even if it's just yourself.