As previously mentioned, William Basinski’s still-powerful Disintegration Loops (specifically, the hour-long opening track “dlp 1.1”) will be performed as a live orchestration this afternoon by The Wordless Music Orchestra to mark the 10th anniversary of 9/11. The performance will be preceded by three other musical works that deal with themes of memory and memorial, and the full (free) program begins at 3:30 PM EDT in the Temple of Dendur exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. If you’re anywhere near Manhattan right now, start walking.
If you’re nowhere near Manhattan right now, here’s an alternative: NPR Music and Q2 are hosting a live audio webcast of the concert, which will then be archived for streaming during the following week. Basinski himself wrote a short essay for the occasion that you can read here, recollecting the making of The Disintegration Loops, and you can read our own thoughts on the music here.