Christian Marclay

DJ culture is so ingrained in modern music it seems unfathomable there was a time when the idea of mixing or manipulating vinyl records to create original music would have seemed shocking. American visual artist and musician Christian Marclay certainly remembers that time. Marclay started experimenting with vinyl records as a sound source in the mid 1970s. Effecting the surface of the records, warping, pitch shifting, scratching and processing records in performance, Marclay could arguably be seen as the inventor of turntablism. His techniques were developed parallel to but ignorant of similar techniques used in very... Read More

City Of Origin:
San Rafael, California, United States
Genre:
Experimental, Sound Art
Birthdate:
1955
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