Christian Marclay and Otomo Yoshihide. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Christian Marclay and Otomo Yoshihide. Courtesy Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.

Otomo Yoshihide and Christian Marclay

Otomo Yoshihide (b. 1959, Yokohama, Japan) is known worldwide as an electronics player, turntablist, guitarist and composer, practiced in the styles of jazz, free improvisation, electronic music and sampling. Otomo has been involved with the group  Ground Zero (1990-98); the electronic free improvisation groups I.S.O. (with Yoshimitsu Ichiraku and Sachiko M), and Filament (with Sachiko M). Collaborations include Taku Sugimoto, Toshimaru Nakamura, Tetuzi Akiyama, and Ami Yoshida. Otomo has composed over 30 works for film soundtracks, has toured Japan, China, the U.S. and Europe with the Otomo Yoshihide New Jazz Ensemble and is currently planning a concert for the stricken region of Fukushima, Japan, an area where he spent most of his teenage years.

The artist Christian Marclay (b. 1955, San Rafael, California) works in a wide range of media, including sculpture, video, photography, collage, and performance. For more than 30 years, he has been exploring the connections between the visual and the audible, creating works in which these two distinct sensorial experiences enrich and challenge each other. Marclay's work has been exhibited in museums and galleries internationally. He had one-person shows, among others, at the Kunsthaus, Zurich (1997); Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago (2001); San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2002); Whitney Museum of American Art, New York (2010); and the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture, Moscow (2011). Recently, Marclay has been awarded the Golden Lion as best artist at the 54th Venice Biennale for his 24-hours virtuosic video piece The Clock, included also in the upcoming Yokohama Triennale 2011, Japan.

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Otomo Yoshihide and Christian Marclay
Turntable Duo: Otomo + Marclay
  • Sat. Nov 19, 8:30 pm
The experimental music revolutionaries join together to explore the possibilities of electronic and acoustic sound. Tickets $25 / $20 Japan Society members. Venue box office: 212 715 1258.
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