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Christian Marclay

Christian Marclay is a visual artist and 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, both solo and in collaboration with musicians such as John Zorn, William Hooker, Otomo Yoshihide, Butch Morris and others. He is "the most influential figure outside hip hop," according to Hansen (citation below). 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.

Christian Marclay is a former professor of video collage and sound at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland where he conducts a summer workshop.


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