Grouper and William Basinski on March 20, 2016, presented at MoMA PS1 as part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-2016. Photo by Charles Roussel.

William Basinski and Grouper are paired in the dome for an afternoon of ethereal ambient drone soundscapes. Basinski performs his recent tape-loop delay composition, “Cascade/The Deluge”, synced to projected visuals. He is joined by Grouper, the hauntingly dreamy solo project of artist Liz Harris, who performs an entirely new set of music in collaboration with filmmaker Paul Clipson, accompanying her music with a 16mm video projection made especially for this performance.

Broadcast live by Boiler Room.

Sunday Sessions is a weekly presentation of performance, moving images, dance, music, and discursive programs. Its mission is to embrace live arts as an integral aspect of contemporary practice and ask how art forms, which unfold in the here and now, produce specific ways of thinking and useful means to engage with the broader world. Every Sunday different artists, curators, thinkers and a range of other cultural agents are invited to share their latest projects and ideas with the MoMA PS1 audience.

Sunday Sessions is organized by Jenny Schlenzka, Associate Curator; Alex Sloane, Curatorial Assistant; Taja Cheek, Curatorial Assistant; Rosey Selig-Addiss, Associate Producer; and Lucy Lie, Production Assistant.

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Sunday Sessions and the VW Dome at MoMA PS1 are made possible by a partnership with Volkswagen of America.

This performance is part of VW Sunday Sessions 2015-16.