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Christian Marclay (1955 - )
Related: scratching - American music - experimental music
Christian Marclay is a visual artist and musical composer based in New York, who is exploring the pattern languages connecting sound, photography, video, and film.
Marclay uses records and turntables in musical performances, and was one of the earliest and one of the most notable musicians to do so outside a hip hop context - he is "the most influential (turntable) figure outside hip hop."  (http://www.speech.kth.se/~hansen/turntablemusic.pdf)
Some of Marclay's musical pieces are carefully recorded and edited plunderphonics-style; he is also active in free improvisation.
He has performed and recorded both solo and in collaboration with musicians such as John Zorn, William Hooker, Otomo Yoshihide, Butch Morris and others [Thurston Moore]. Marclay sometimes manipulates or damages records to produce continuous loops and skips, and has said he generally prefers inexpensive used records purchased at thrift shops. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_Marclay [Dec 2004]
More Encores: Christian Marclay Plays With the Records Of... (1989) - Christian Marclay
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Originally released in 1989 on 10" vinyl on No Man's Land records, available as CD since 1997 on Chris Cutler's Recommended Records label.
In praise of the Maria Callas track.
Tip of the hat to Klara.
See also: 1989
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