Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Christian Marclay, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore | Fuck Shit Up
Christian Marclay, Lee Ranaldo, Thurston Moore
Fuck Shit Up
Victoriaville, Canada: Les Disques VICTO, 2000
Audio CD, 71:33
Edition size unknown
On May 24th, as part of the 16th International Festival de Musique Actuelle, Christian Marclay and half of Sonic Youth played an improvised set in the small Quebec town of Victoriaville. Other performers in the festival that year included Godspeed You Black Emperor! Jim O'Rourke, Merzbow, John Zorn and Elliot Sharp.
The sixty-three minute set and nine minute encore are presented here in their entirety. The cover graphic features a turntable that Marclay found in a junk shop across the street from the hotel a day before the performance. It once belonged to a Diane Allaire, who the encore is dedicated to.
The title, if I remember correctly, comes from an eager fan who shouted "Fuck shit up!" as the performers took the stage.
Excerpts from the program are below.