Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in New York, also known for his work as DJ /rupture. His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture will be published this summer by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. His essay on rap and white noise was recently published in The New York Times Magazine. (full bio)
Clayton’s Enkutatash እንቁጣጣሽ, debuted in Washington D.C. on September 11th, the Ethiopian New Year (Ethiopia uses its own calendar system), and featured a choir singing a musical rendition of the Homeland Security color-coded Threat Level changes superimposed with modified East African harvest songs for lute and voice.
On Wednesday March 16th Clayton will give a talk at the Poetry Project in Manahttan. A month later, on April 16th he’ll present a talk on Berber Auto-Tune at Duke University’s Remapping Sound Studies.
Saul Williams & the Mivros Quartet will debut a new 10-minute composition by Clayton in Minneapolis on April 26. The work was co-commissioned by Liquid Music and the Givens Foundation and Clayton will join the performers onstage.
This May, Clayton will debut a new performance piece at the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art for MediaLive2016.
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