Book Launch in London at the Vortex Jazz ClubCall and Response by Christian Marclay & Steve Beresford

events, 07/01/22

Sunday, June 26 at 6 pm

Christian Marclay and Steve Beresford will talk with publisher Lisa Pearson about their collaboration Call and Response. Afterward, renowned pianist Pat Thomas will play Beresford’s scores. It’s a free event and not to be missed!

Vortex Jazz Club, 11 Gillett Square, London, N16 8AZ

n.b. It was really fantastic—packed house and lively conversation with outstanding audience questions (thanks, Tim Rutherford-Jones!). We’ll post some video outtakes at some point. In the meantime, Beresford and Marclay on the left, Thomas on the right…

Photos from June 26 at the Call and Response book launch in London

about the authors and performer

Visual artist and composer Christian Marclay (b. 1955) is renowned internationally for his playful, experimental fusion of sound, video, collage, performance, and sculpture. Winner of the Golden Lion at the 54th Venice Biennale in 2011 for his 24-hour video The Clock, Marclay is a pioneering artist who locates sound, music, and sensory experience in environments and media that one might never consider auditory. Christian Marclay Translating, a large-scale solo exhibition, opened in November at the Museum of Contemporary Art Japan and runs through February 23, 2022.

Steve Beresford (b. 1950) is a British multi-instrumentalist (including the euphonium and various toy instruments) and composer with an extensive discography who has collaborated frequently with artist Christian Marclay, lectured on and performed works by John Cage, worked with pop artists like Ray Davies, The Slits, and The Flying Lizards, and was a member of the legendary Portsmouth Sinfonia.

Pat Thomas (b. 1960) has been playing the piano since the age of eight. By sixteen he was a serious performer of jazz improvisation. He has performed with Mike Cooper, Geoff Hawkins, Steve Beresford, Jimmy Carl Black, John Zorn, and many others. He is currently playing solo as well as with the ensembles/groups Educated Guess, Black Top, Scatter, Valid Tractor, and more.

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✼ plaudit:

“How does a book’s static format capture the temporal, ever-changing nature of gesture, thought, music, all the motion that defines social history? By doing something very close to what I Will Keep My Soul accomplishes: breaking through the fourth wall of the page.”

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