William Basinksi to recreate his storied Arcadia venue in East London; recruits Charlemagne Palestine and Rhys Chatham for shows

Tape manipulator extraordinaire William Basinski will set up shop in Hackney for a series of events in 2014.

Back in 1989, Basinski created his Arcadia performance space in a derelict ironworks in Williamsburg. The spot became a hub for all sorts of artistic activity, ranging from experimental music performances through to readings and art exhibitions, with Antony among the hip New York types to feature on the ticket. Now, following his performance there earlier this year, Basinski is heading to Hackney’s St. John church to rekindle the spirit of his old stomping ground.

Basinski will set up camp in the church from March 12-20 2014. A string of events are promised, but only two acts have been confirmed at present. Swans’ Michael Gira will appear on March 12 as part of his just-announced UK tour, and will be performing Swans and Angels Of Light material, plus works from his solo discography. March 20, meanwhile, will see two proper experimental legends appearing in tandem. Minimalist figurehead Charlemagne Palestine, responsible for 1974’s iconic Strumming Music, will share a bill with NY guitar orchestrator Rhys Chatham. Dates are apparently subject to change.

Head here for further information down the line.



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