Michael Snow in Conversation with Christian Marclay: The Clock and the Role of Improvisation

(The article is based on a conversation between Michael Snow and Christian Marclay held Monday evening, November 7 at the Enwave Theatre at the Power Plant in Toronto.) Michael Snow and Christian Marclay strolled onto the Power Plant stage Monday night and spent the next couple of hours casually discussing and reminiscing on the role of improvisation in film and sound to a sold out crowd. Snow began the conversation by attempting to place The Clock in context to 100 years of recorded sound and music. Recorded sound and images are now at everyone’s fingertips with computers redefining our relationship to this media he said. Marclay’s work is always a reaction to that history and the creati

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