Tag: turntablism

This Artist Uses His Albums To Remix Record Sleeves

Visual artist, DJ, and composer Christian Marclay can add another title to his impressive resume, album collage artist. Per his Wikipedia page, Marclay’s work explores connections between sound, noise, photography, video, and film. He is a pioneer of using gramophone records and turntables as musical instruments to create sound collages. Marclay is, in the words of critic Thom Jurek, perhaps the “unwitting inventor of turntablism.” His own use of turntables and records, beginning in the late 1970s, was developed independently of but roughly parallel to hip hop’s use of the instrument. With that in mind, it is no surprise that ... Read more