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Jlin and William Basinski are two of today’s most fascinating and gifted composers. Basinski works with decaying analogue tape loops to create ambient soundscapes, while Jlin constructs brilliant, stuttering reimaginings of footwork rhythms. The friends and collaborators sat down in the Sonos room at Rough Trade NYC for one of three conversations that Talkhouse curated for Northside Festival. (Upcoming episodes will feature the other two, Suicide’s Martin Rev with Julianna Barwick, and Lower Dens’ Jana Hunter with Jenn Wasner from Wye Oak and Flock of Dimes). The two get into Basinski’s tribute to his hero David Bowie, Jlin’s boundary-pushing collaborations with cutting-edge dancers, and how a cat on the loose ended up significantly contributing to Basinski’s artistry.
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—Elia Einhorn, Talkhouse Podcast host and producer @eliaeinhorn
Today’s episode was recorded and co-produced by Mark Yoshizumi.
(Image Credit: Jon Simmons)