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William Basinski in conversation

Elizabeth Alker with music that defies classification, including the latest releases and exclusive previews. This week, Elizabeth talks to ambient composer William Basinski.

Elizabeth Alker with music that defies classification, including the latest releases and exclusive previews. This week, Elizabeth talks to American ambient composer William Basinski about his new album 'Lamentations', which draws on the archive of tape loops he's been collecting since 1979. There's also new music from Moscow-based musician Maria Teriaeva and a collaboration between the band Loma and Brian Eno. Plus, a track from one of this year's Oram Awards winners, Una Lee.

Unclassified is a late-night listening party, a place for curious ears to congregate, disconnect from all other devices and get lost in some soothing, serene and strange new sounds. It's a home for composers whose work cannot easily be categorised, artists who are as comfortable in a grimy basement venue as they are in a prestigious concert hall.

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Thu 11 Feb 2021 23:30

Music Played

  • Snow Palms

    Atom Dance

  • Hinako Omori / Matt Emery

    Bank of Inner Criticism [Matt Emery remix]

  • Non Square

    Hold On

  • William Basinski

    The Wheel of Fortune

  • William Basinski

    Oh my Daughter Oh My Sorrow

  • William Basinski

    Tear Vial

  • The Last Dinosaur

    Spirit of the Staircase

  • Morita Vargas

    Deysa

  • Chie Otomi / Hideo Nakasako

    Electric Birds

  • Loma / Brian Eno

    Homing

  • Maria Teriaeva

    Paris Texas

  • Hannah Holland

    Powerless

  • Una Lee & David Butler

    These are not days

Broadcasts

  • Thu 19 Nov 2020 23:30
  • Thu 11 Feb 2021 23:30

What is unclassified music?

What is unclassified music?

Elizabeth Alker introduces five of her favourite 'unclassifiable' pieces of music.