Kahn, Douglas


Christian Marclay's Early Years: An Interview

Leonardo Music Journal: Vol. 13. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press: 17-21.

URL: http://www.mitpressjournals.org/loi/lmj

Language(s): English


Recording Turntablism Socio-Cultural Aspects of Electroacoustic Music


In this article, composer Christian Marclay discusses his early career and influences. He explains his upbringing in Switzerland and his lack of familiarity with American mass culture, to which he credits his early experiments in art, music and performance using records. Marclay describes the evolution of his use of records and discusses other influences, such as art school and the New York club scene of the 1970s.

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Kahn, Douglas (1999). Noise, Water, Meat: A History of Sound in the Arts
Kahn, Douglas (2004). A Musical Technography of John Bischoff