Christian Marclay - More Encores (1988)

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Track listing: Johann Strauus, John Zorn, Martin Denny, Frederic Chopin, Fred Frith, Louis Armstrong, Arthur Ferrante & Louis Teicher, John Cage, Maria Callas, Jimi Hendrix, Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg, Christian Marclay.

Since 1979 Christian Marclay has been experimenting, composing and performing with phonograph records. His interest in records, both as objects and bearers of sound, is expressed through sculpture, performance, video and music. In performance, he mixes a wide variety of records on up to eight turntables, fragmenting, repeating, altering speeds, playing the records backwards etc.

"One of the best improvisers around" said the Village Voice. Marclay has performed in Japan, Europe, the USA and throughout New York City, often collaborating with such avant-garde composers as John Zorn, David Moss, Elliot Sharp, Fred Frith, Arto Lindsay and Shelley Hirsch among others.

MORE ENCORES was originally released as a 10" vinyl record on No Mans Land in 1988, "composed entirely of records after whom each track is titled. "John Cage" is a recording of a collage made by cutting slices from several records and glueing them back into a single disc. In all other places the records were mixed and manipulated on multiple turntables and recorded analog with the use of overdubbing. A hand-crank gramophone was used in "Louis Armstrong"."

MORE ENCORES is a classic slice of primal Plunderphonia, the natural companion to John Oswald's suppressed Plunderphoncs masterpiece, featuring a series of viciously beautiful vinyl collages from this important and infulential sound sculptor and turntable terrorist.

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