Vice's The Creator's Project premiered Fade to Slide on Tuesday, a film by visual artist Christian Marclay, and the first of five films to be shared off the Bang on a Can All-Stars' forthcoming CD/DVD album FIELD RECORDINGS, which drops everywhere on May 12th.
Marclay, a master seamster with the fabric that is "found" footage, honed his craft cutting together records to create sonic collages. Today, The Creators Project exclusively premieres a new piece from Marclay that combines his montage techniques with his control over music as its own manner of speaking. "Fade to Slide" is an audiovisual artwork that Marclay was commissioned to create for pioneering music ensemble Bang on a Can All-Stars' forthcoming double-disc multimedia project, Field Recordings (out May 12, 2015 on Cantaloupe Music).
"Field Recordings is a kind of ghost story," explains Bang on a Can Co-Founder David Lang. "We asked composers from different parts of the music world to find a recording of something that already exists—a voice, a sound, a faded scrap of melody—and then write a new piece around it. And so they did." In Marclay's case, the result was "Fade to Slide."