MASHING UP USER-GENERATED VIDEO
Having long been interested in compositional mash-ups (from Stockhausen to the Beatles, Holger Czukay, Byrne/Eno, John Oswald, Christian Marclay and myriad hip-hop artists), I guess I am late to the party when it comes to Israeli producer Kutiman, who has become an internet star by remixing the work of musicians who have uploaded their own work to YouTube. He has created a video album, Thru You comprised entirely of unrelated YouTube clips. It’s pretty great. Here Kutiman explains his approach:
And here’s probably the flashiest of the clips, but check out the album link above as I actually prefer some of the slower, more soulful selections.