[PAST EVENT] Patrick Hayes Series Presents: Jace Clayton, aka DJ/rupture
The Patrick Hayes Writers Series and the Creative Writing Program are delighted to bring JACE CLAYTON, author of Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture. 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. 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. As DJ /rupture, Clayton has released several critically acclaimed albums and hosted a weekly radio show on WFMU for five years. Clayton joined the Music/Sound faculty of Bard College?s MFA program in 2013. 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, and has been an artist-in-residence with the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Eyebeam Art + Technology Atelier, and a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow. Clayton has given artist talks at MoMA PS1, Harvard University, California Institute of the Arts, Cooper Union, etc., and has performed in over three dozen countries.
The reading is free and open to the public, with Q&A, book signing, and reception to follow.
[[cjohnson, Chelsey Johnson]], Assistant Professor of English