“You have to listen very carefully”: William Basinski unveils A Shadow In Time

Legendary ambient composer William Basinski premiered his new piece, A Shadow in Time – For David Robert Jones, at London’s Union Chapel last month.

FACT spent the day with him as he pieced together his gear and prepared to kick off his European tour. He tailored the space to suit his needs, working with the sound engineers to make sure the audience would hear exactly what he had in mind. The performance itself was captivating from beginning to end as Basinski performed to a silent audience, manipulating tape loops with precision as stage lighting flooded the venue and its magnificent stained glass windows.

Watch Kamil Dymek’s short documentary above and go behind the scenes with photos captured by Carys Huws.