Lawrence English and William Basinski to Perform World Premiere of ‘Selva Oscura’ Tonight in LA
The performance is part of this week's A×S Festival: City as Wunderkammer.
Tonight, as part of the Fulcrum Arts Annual Benefit fundraiser—which itself sits within Fulcrum Arts’ A×S Festival: City as Wunderkammer—Lawrence English and William Basinski will present the world premiere performance of their collaborative album Selva Oscura.
The fundraiser will go towards funding Fulcrum Arts and its mission to advance the fields of art and science, and will honor experimental composer William Basinski and LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory).
The duo’s collaborative album Selva Oscura was recently released on October 12 via Temporary Residence Ltd and will be presented tonight with a special live performance—there will be subsequent performances at the Art Gallery of New South Wales in Sydney—as English explains:
“The piece we’re performing is an expanded version of what people might encounter on the record. We’ve been rehearsing the past few days and William has some new material on tape we’ll be using. We’re excited to experience how the work translates beyond the recorded piece.”
At dusk on every day of the festival, English is also utilizing the topography of the decommissioned Los Angeles Civil Defense System in an installation called Seirá, which is presented citywide and features a piece recorded with the Brisbane choir Australian Voices.
A snippet from Selva Oscura can be streamed below.