Jace Clayton is an artist based in New York. His work has evolved out of his activities as a DJ, built around core concerns for how sound, memory, and public space interact, with an emphasis on low-income communities and the global South. Recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins, a free suite of music-making software based on non-western conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces. 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. He is currently writing a book on music at the dawn of the digital century for Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Clayton is a Creative Capital grantee and recipient of a Foundation for Contemporary Art artists award. Clayton teaches as a faculty member of the Music/Sound department of the Milton Avery Graduate School of the Arts at Bard College, and maintains a busy international schedule as artist and speaker.

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This 7-minute artist’s talk provides a good introduction.