William Basinski, Fennesz, Fatima Al Qadiri, Wolf Eyes contribute exclusive music to RBMA’s ephemeral experiment

William Basinski, Fennesz, Fatima Al Qadiri, Wolf Eyes contribute exclusive music to RBMA's ephemeral experiment

To celebrate the launch of Red Bull Music Academy Festival NY, RBMA has announced a bold sound and visual experiment in which 31 artists have contributed original music to a project called Shattered Streams. Each song is designed to degrade over time (alongside its visual counterpart), eventually disappearing altogether within 24 hours. Users are able to control the level of degradation — from 5 minutes to 24 hours — via RBMA’s site.

Exclusive tracks will be posted throughout May, from artists like Fennesz, Fatima Al Qadiri, Eluvium, Klara Lewis, Zebra Katz, M. Geddes, Mumdance, Jefre-Cantu Ledesma, Oren Ambarchi, Nkisi, Kuedo, Wolf Eyes, and many more. The whole series kicked off quietly yesterday with Anenon and continues today with William Basinksi, whose landmark Disintegration Loops partly inspired the series. Find the full lineup of contributors below.

RBMA NY began over the weekend with films by Sara Jordenö and Twiggy Pucci, and beats by Dre Metro Boomin, Sonny Digital, and Zaytoven. More events this week come courtesy of Glenn Branca, Dizzee Rascal, and Madlib, with showcases by ANOHNI, NON, Diamanda Galas, and N.A.A.F.I coming later this month.

Shattered Streams schedule:

05.01.16 - Anenon
05.02.16 - William Basinski
05.03.16 - Fatima Al Qadiri
05.04.16 - Eluvium
05.05.16 - patten
05.06.16 - Joey Anderson
05.07.16 - Claude Speeed
05.08.16 - White Visitation
05.09.16 - Fennesz
05.10.16 - Klara Lewis
05.11.16 - Beatrice Dillon
05.12.16 - Zebra Katz
05.13.16 - Aurora Halal
05.14.16 - EVOL
05.15.16 - Jefre-Cantu Ledesma
05.16.16 - M. Geddes
05.17.16 - Mumdance
05.18.16 - Kuedo
05.19.16 - Sepalcure
05.20.16 - Nkisi
05.21.16 - Oren Ambarchi
05.22.16 - $3.33 / Celia Hollander
05.23.16 - Egyptrixx
05.24.16 - John Roberts
05.25.16 - Wolf Eyes
05.26.16 - Tin Man
05.27.16 - Hieroglyphic Being
05.28.16 - Kara-Lis Coverdale
05.29.16 - Ipek Gorgun
05.30.16 - Aisha Devi
05.31.16 - Lesley Flanigan

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