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Pitchfork: You worked on The Life and Death of Marina Abramovic alongside Antony, who you've been friends with for decades. How would you describe that relationship?
William Basinski: I'm very loyal to my friends, and I continue to maintain relationships with most of them. Antony is very special to me. He's someone who never stops until he gets exactly what he wants. Sometimes it can drive you absolutely mad, but it's extraordinary. You know what's interesting? This year, I found out that Antony, Marina, and I are all Year of the Dog in the Chinese zodiac. We're all different dogs, though-- I'm an earth dog, Antony's a metal dog or something like that. Dogs run in packs.
The experimental music lifer looks back on his 2002 masterpiece The Disintegration Loops and forward to his latest work, Nocturnes.
By Larry Fitzmaurice, November 6, 2012