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Musical Material

In conversation with William Basinski and Lea Bertucci

Thursday 04 October 2018 — 23:00

Musical Material, a collaboration between Rewire and West, invites specialists in the fields of music, art and reflection to discuss their expertise in an intimate setting. For this seventh edition, we present two extraordinary guests: avant-garde composers and musicians William Basinski and Lea Bertucci. The discussion will be moderated byIsabel de Sena.

The conversations will be followed by a Rewire x Korzo night, with both artists performing at Korzo Theater. William Basinski presents an exclusive show of ‘On Time Out Of Time’, and electro-acoustic artist Lea Bertucci presents a performance centered around her latest album, ‘Metal Aether’.


Critically acclaimed avant-garde composer William Basinski is a contemporary master of ambient music. Classically trained as a musician, his work spans sound and video art, expanding the boundaries of the aural landscape. Inspired by minimalists, he developed his own sonic vocabulary and signature meditative melancholic style. In ‘On Time Out of Time’, Basinski uses exclusive recordings of gravitational waves resulting from a collision of black holes 1.3 billion years ago hitting Earth for the first time to create a visceral experience.

Lea Bertucci
Lea Bertucci is an American composer and performer whose work describes relationships between acoustic phenomena and biological resonance. In addition to her instrumental practice (alto saxophone and bass clarinet), her work incorporates multi-channel speaker arrays, electroacoustic feedback, extended instrumental technique and tape collage. Deeply experimental, her work is unafraid to subvert musical expectation. At Rewire x Korzo, she will perform her latest album ‘Metal Aether’, showcasing her role as a performer. ‘Metal Aether’ develops a language of extended technique for alto saxophone that is based on a spectral, psychoacoustic, and non-linguistic approach to the instrument.

Musical Material #7 at West Museumkwartier

In conversation with William Basinski & Lea Bertucci
Moderator: Isabel de Sena
Friday 5 October, 19:00 – 20.30
Location: Korte Voorhout 2, The Hague(former American Embassy)
Conversations: Free entrance, capacity is limited.Reservations are currently full, but you can still register for reservehere.

Rewire x Korzo at Korzo Theater

William Basinski, Lea Bertucci
Friday 5 October, Doors open at 20:30
Location: Prinsestraat 42, The Hague
Concerts: Tickets € 14 / 10 (age under 27/ student / CJP) are available viarewirefestival.nl/tickets

Musical Material will start at 19:00 sharp, the two locations are 10 min. apart on foot (5 min. by bike).