Musical Misremembrance & 9/11

Basinski’s piece is an acci­den­tal one, the sound pro­duced from the process of old mag­netic tapes lit­er­ally falling apart on each pass by the play head on a tape recorder. The com­poser says the project ended on the morn­ing of 9/11. It’s a piece about phys­i­cal decay, dis­si­pa­tion, the loss of records and mem­o­ries. Ten years later, that’s what we have left.

The Jay S. Bybee Memo Considered as a Pop Tune

Later, as he sat on his bal­cony eat­ing the dog, Dr. Robert Laing reflected on the unusual events that had taken place within this huge apart­ment build­ing dur­ing the pre­vi­ous three months. Now that every­thing had returned to nor­mal, he was sur­prised that there had been no obvi­ous begin­ning, no point beyond which their lives(…)