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William Basinski

William Basinski's "The Disintegration Loops" will illuminate the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on Sunday, as part of a FREE show "for the people of New York City on September 11". Basinski will not be in attendance but Maxim Moston's live orchestration of his piece, as well as works by Ingram Marshall, Osvaldo Golijov and Alfred Schnittke, will be highlighted by the Wordless Music Orchestra (as previously mentioned). If you can't make it to the 3:30PM showing, then catch the webcast.

After the webcast slide on over to VH1 (on the web or on your telly) to catch a rebroadcast of the 9/11 tribute concert that originally aired on TV 10 years ago.

Also slated in rememberance of 9/11 is Music After, a marathon of music that kicks off at 9:18AM and lasts until midnight at Joyce SoHo (155 Mercer Street). The show is FREE, and will feature a plaethora of performances from names like Laurie Anderson and Nicole Atkins performing works by David Bowie, David Byrne, Lou Reed, and many many others. Full list of performers and the composers are below.

And finally, opera singer Jessye Norman will not sing but speak spoken word at "A Concert of Commemoration, Honoring the 10th Anniversary of 9/11" at 2PM on 9/11 at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. More than 600 musicians will join the not-singing vocalist including England's Really Big Chorus, with the concert highlighting "iconic music of war and peace". Tickets are on sale.

Patti Smith played a concert to remember 9/11 last night. How was that?

More details on the Music After marathon, and its considerable list of contributors, below...


WHAT: Music After

WHEN: Sunday, September 11th, 2011 - 9:18 am-12 midnight

WHERE: Joyce SoHo at 155 Mercer Street

Tickets: Free (reserved seating available at

Music After Composers:
Annie Gosfield
Carter Burwell
Charles Waters
Dafna Naphtali
Daniel Felsenfeld
David Bowie
David Byrne
David Del Tredici
David First
David Lang
David Linton
David Soldier
Don Byron
Eleonor Sandresky
Elliott Carter
Elliot Sharp
Eve Beglarian
Hans Tammen
Harold Meltzer
Joan LaBarbara
Joanne Brackeen
John King
Jon Gibson
Judd Greenstein
Judy Nylon
Julia Heyward
Julia Wolfe
Julie Harrison
Justin V. Bond
LaMonte Young
Laurie Anderson
Laurie Spiegel
Lou Reed
Matthew Shipp
Meredith Monk
Michael Friedman
Michael Gordon
Mohammed Fairouz
Morton Subotnik
Nico Muhly
Patti Smith
Phil Kline
Philip Glass
Phill Niblock
Robert Ashley
Rosanne Cash
Rufus Wainright
Sarah Kirkland Snider
Steve Bull
Steve Reich
Steven Trask
Stewart Wallace
Sxip Shirey
Tim Mukherjee

Music After Performers:
Anne Ricci
Blair McMillen
Charles Waters
Clarice Jensen
Daphna Naphtali
Daniel Felsenfeld
David Cossin (from Bang on a Can All-Stars)
Eleonor Sandresky
Emily Manzo
ETHEL with special guest Ana Milosavljevic
JACK Quartet
Joan LaBarbara
John King
Justin V. Bond
Kate Springairn
Katie Geissinger
Laurie Anderson
Lisa Moore
Mellissa Hughes
Mick Rossi
MIVOS Quartet
Nicole Atkins
Nurit Tiles
Paul Appelby
P.T. Walkley
Rebecca Cherry Duo
Stephanie Mortimore (from Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
Sxip Shirey
Taylor Levine
Thomas Sauer
Tift Merritt
Todd Reynolds




Comments (13)

Patti Smith concert was amazing. Especially Land/Gloria and encore was Rock N Roll N****

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 2:07 PM

It was the most beautiful day you could have asked for - sunny, not a cloud in the sky, mid 70's with low humidity, really a 10-best day. I got out of the subway and did not notice much different than any other day, until I got onto my floor at the office and got called into a colleague's office to see the 2nd plane hit tower #2 on his computer live news feed. We stood around in shock, speculating as to the cause, when all of a sudden one of the towers began to collapse. We looked at each other and knew at that point that the world would never be the same. A few hours later, we saw the people covered completely in gray ash walking like zombies up Park, Madison, 5th and Broadway. Then, the F-18 started flying, and the National Guard troops moved in. Then, that smell.

Amazing how fast time goes by while some moments exist timeless, held suspended as if in amber.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 2:08 PM

doubt if anyone is gonna forget that day but for those who want to, its kind of hard to do when every year we are forced to re-live it whether we want to or not :(

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 2:24 PM

patti smith killed it last night, y'all

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:06 PM

Couldn't agree more, 2:24. This country certainly likes mourning and (melo?)drama.

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:29 PM

Patti Smith was just awesome, what a show, what a night. Great setlist, and man, that band was just smokin!

Posted by Anonymous | September 9, 2011 3:32 PM

its so great to see these artists celebrating 9/11 with the politicians

Posted by nygrump | September 9, 2011 4:56 PM

Why would you want to forget something like 9/11? Where is your sense of integrity??

Ten years went by pretty fast. Remembrance is not fucking melodrama, 3:29. Were you even living in this city when the towers fell?

Posted by Anonymous | September 10, 2011 12:20 AM

Patti Smith was awesome - she has only gotten better with age. Thank you brooklynvegan for the hooknup.

Posted by rubyeveryday | September 11, 2011 8:03 AM

controlled demolition. open your eyes

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 7:06 PM

Where was Frohawk on 9/11/01!?!? Building 7? We deserve answers!

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 7:55 PM

For the record...Basinski totally WAS in attendance and the concert was amazing

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 9:09 PM

Basinski/Wordless Music Orchestra recording available for streaming and download already via NPR:

Posted by Anonymous | September 11, 2011 11:02 PM

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