Tracking The Odds: Christian Marclay (Audio)

Oct 28, 2019
Produced by Roulette Intermedium.
Equally visual artist and composer, Christian Marclay emerged in the 1980s as a forerunner, in parallel with the hip hop community, of turntablism; manipulating and mixing vinyl records on multiple turntables. Working both solo and as a partner in the downtown improvisation and noise scenes--with artists including John Zorn, Shelley Hirsch, Elliott Sharp, Otomo Yoshihide, Butch Morris, and Sonic Youth--Marclay's work in montage, mashups, cutups, and appropriation bled into a successful career in photography, sculpture, filmmaking, and ensemble composition. See Graffiti Composition (2002), Sound Holes (2007), The Clock (winner top prize at the 2011 Venice Biennale), and the most recent, 48 War Movies (2019). This program features the full solo set for multiple turntables recorded at Roulette on 29 October 1984.