Thom Jurek writes that "While many intellectuals have made wild pronouncements about Marclay and his art – and it is art make no mistake – writing all sorts of blather about how he strips the adult century bare by his cutting up of vinyl records and pasting them together with parts from other vinyl records they never seem to mention that these sound collages of his are charming very human and quite often intentionally hilarious. These duos with Henry might be the first time a musician used records and turntables as interactive improvising musical instruments.
Marclay's work explores connections between sound noise photography video and film. " His own use of turntables and records beginning in the late 1970s was developed independently of but roughly parallel to hip hop's use of the instrument. Christian Ernest Marclay (born 11 January 1955) is a Swiss and American visual artist and composer.