PRINT December 2003

Music: Best of 2003

Christian Marclay


1. Okkyung Lee and Martin Schütz (Tonic, New York, Mar. 23) An excellent improvisation, as two adventurous cellists in their first performance together dueled with swift bows in a cloud of rosin.

2. Butch Morris and Burnt Sugar, The Rites Conductions Inspired by Stravinsky’s Le Sacre Du Printemps (Trugroid/Avantgroid) Greg Tate’s band under Morris’s baton. Seeing the maestro in a live “conduction” is like being in his brain—his thought process at once visible and audible.

3. Ryoji Ikeda, op. (Touch) Electronic minimalist Ikeda unplugs and composes for a string quartet. A sparse progression of movements, lyrical and cinematic.

4. DJ Olive, Bodega (The Agriculture) Sensuous beats take you for a walk through Brooklyn’s corner stores; aromas abound. Little gems mixed by one of my favorite turntablists.

5. Alan Licht, A New York Minute (XI) Licht composes like the writer that he

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