Episode 85 features our 2004 interview with Christian Marclay, along with seven tracks by the artist and four in collaboration with Gunter Muller. Check it out HERE.
Christian Marclay is probably the most well known artist not associated with hip hop, to be identified by his work as a turntablist. He started using record players as musical instruments in the mid 1970’s, in ways most people at the time would never have imagined. I got the chance to interview Marclay in the weeks leading up to his Walker Art Center performance, held at the Triple Rock Social club, while the museum was being remodeled. It was one of the more memorable experiences associated with doing this show. In addition to discussing his career as a sound artist, we also talked about his brand new (at the time) video installation, “Shake Rattle and Roll (fluxmix).” Check it out HERE.
Be sure to check out the SAR Blog, at its new location: www.blog.some-assembly-required.net. You’ll find Q&A’s with over 150 of the artists we play weekly on Some Assembly Required, along with countless archived episodes of the show. You can find this week’s episode there as well. Check out Episode 85 HERE.
Thanks for listening,
Jon Nelson is an artist, curator and producer, focused almost exclusively on collage, with forays into radio, visual art, theater, writing and installation. His nationally syndicated radio program (Some Assembly Required) is a weekly radio art show, featuring the talents of audio artists who appropriate sounds from their media environments.
Some Assembly Required is online, at: www.some-assembly-required.net