Gather at the end of the festival as an orchestra reinterprets Basinski’s crumbling elegy for a fallen New York—introduced by the man himself.
In the early ’80s, the minimalist composer made hundreds of looped recordings—fragments of sound, radio broadcasts, his own music—and stored them on tape. Years later he began transferring the loops to CD for posterity. As the loops played, they began to break and disintegrate. Music in decay, falling apart over time.