Tracking the Odds: Shelley Hirsch with Kazu & Christian Marclay (Audio)
Excerpts from two 2008 Roulette concerts featuring the composer/vocalist/improviser and storyteller Shelley Hirsch in collaboration with artist/turntablist Christian Marclay and guitarist Uchihashi Kazuhisa (known as Kazu). Hirsch’s speed and spontaneity with both musical cues and language fragments is unmatched. Her work as both improviser and composer has been recognized most recently with Guggenheim and Foundation for Contemporary Arts awards. Marclay is known for his sound montage work, visual art, and the remarkable film The Clock, which won the grand prize at the Venice Biennale in 2011. Kazu, formerly of Otomo Yoshihide's Ground Zero, is a virtuoso and influential advocate for experimental music and theater in Japan. These live recordings have not been altered in any way to enhance the interaction of the players. These folks really do hear, think, and act at lightning speed.