Boomkat Product Review:
With ‘On Time out of Time’, William Basinski makes audible the sound of black holes decaying across 1.3 billion years of time and space.
It’s no mean feat, taking recordings made with the Interferometers of LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) at MIT and turning them into two sublime, voluminous and mesmersiing pieces - the 40 minute ‘On Time Out of Time’, and a more succinct, even beautiful 9 minute piece with the mouthful of a title ‘4(E+D)4(ER=EPR)’. They’re both strong visions from Basinski, but we reckon his 2nd piece is going to see most play.
“‘On Time Out of Time’ is a suite of works originally commissioned for the 2017 installations ‘ER=EPR’ and ‘Orbihedron’ by artists Evelina Domnitch and Dmitry Gelfand (in collaboration with Jean-Marc Chomaz and LIGO) for the exhibition, ‘Limits of Knowing’ at Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin by curator, Isabel De Sena.
These works utilise, among other things, exclusive source recordings from the Interferometers of LIGO ( (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) capturing the sounds of the merging of two distant massive black holes, 1.3 billion years ago."