On Tuesday October 28th I’m giving a free, open-to-the-public talk at Cooper Union. It’s part of their Interdisciplinary Seminar speaker series. Expect discussion of Sufi Plug Ins, Enkutatash áŠ¥áŠ•á‰áŒ£áŒ£áˆ½, and, if the clock allows, my thoughts on nonlinear time vis-Ã -vis databases, Aztec loop music, and Christopher Columbus’s faulty biodiesel clipper.
I was asked to assign brief readings for students in the course, and gave them this:
Jace Clayton, â€œThe Voice of Huitzilopochtliâ€ Frieze
Jace Clayton, â€œSomething New: Cairo finds a voice in festival musicâ€ Fader
Lev Manovich, â€œDatabase as Symbolic Formâ€
This weekend we’re bringing The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner to Toronto! I’m happy to make the project’s Canadian debut at the Music Gallery’s Avant X Festival, which is hosting all sorts of interesting events, such as the JEMD afterparty event with Dutty Artz’ DJ Ushka and our Quebecois point-man Poirier!
Things begin on Saturday at 5pm, when I have a free public conversation with Marcus Boon. Then JEMD at 7pm, and the party with Ushka, Poirier, and special guest DJ happens after we take our collective disco nap.
There’s been a nice buzz of preview press for the show, including this article by LBBTQ mag Xtra: “Jace Clayton Honours A Gay Guerilla.”
VIVA LOS ANGELES!
On Saturday October 11th, we bring the Julius Eastman Dinner to Los Angeles with a performance at REDCAT! Very excited for our West Coast debut. Eastman fans are in for a rare treat: the evening begins with Amy Knowles presenting her interpretation of Eastman’s “Crazy Nigger” for looped electronic percussion.
Two days before that, on Thursday October 9th, I will speak at the Art Center in Pasadena. The talk is free and open to the public. info PDF. OK gang — see you in the sunlight.