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Jace Clayton

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Jace Clayton
Jace Clayton is an artist based in New York, also known for his work as DJ /rupture. Clayton uses an interdisciplinary approach to focus on how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South. In 2016 Farrar, Straus and Giroux will publish his book on 21st century music and global digital culture. Clayton's recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins, a free suite of music software-as-art, based on non-western conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces; and The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a touring performance piece for grand pianos, electronics, and voice. He writes regularly about music and visual art for Frieze and The Fader. As DJ /rupture, he has released several critically acclaimed albums and hosted a weekly radio show on WFMU. Clayton’s collaborators include filmmakers Jem Cohen, Joshua Oppenheimer, poet Elizabeth Alexander, and singer Norah Jones, and guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex). He is a 2014 New York Foundation for the Arts Nonfiction Literature fellow, a 2013 Creative Capital Performing Arts grantee, and recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Art artists award. He joined the Music/Sound faculty of Bard College's MFA program in 2013. jaceclayton.com

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