William Baskinski's Wordless Music Orchestra will play new orchestral transcriptions of Disintegration Loops 1.1 by Antony & The Johnsons's Maxim Moston in New York's Temple Of Dendur to mark the tenth anniversary of 9/11. The video counterpart to the Disintegration Loops will be permanently installed in the 9/11 memorial museum, and the performance will be simulcast on NPR.
Moston says: "The Disintegration Loops is for me a tender homage to the beauty of decay and transience. While the original is a document of a piece of recorded music literally falling to pieces and dissolving into silence, what I wanted to do with my orchestration is to notate as precisely as I could the dissolution of a musical idea and to harness the instincts of the musicians to collectively feel a slight hesitation as it evolves into a pause, and that into a fermata, and that into a rest."
The performance is part of a day long programme of events, Remembering September 11, which also includes works by Ingram Marshall, Osvaldo Golijov, and Alfred Schnittke. For the full line up of events head here. New York Metropolitan Museum Of Art, 11 September, 3:30pm, free with museum admission.