Friday 9 June 2017, 7.30pm
DJ /Rupture and Andy Moor (The Ex) perform with turntables, guitar, and electronics which combine to create a dynamic sound experience that moves from moments of free improvisation to cutting-edge beats. For this set, part of the concert will be a presention of a live soundtrack to the films of data artist Josh Begley. The duo first soundtracked Begley's short film 'Best of Luck with the Wall' (2016), produced by Laura Poitras, which uses 200,000 Google Maps images to show the entire length of the U.S.-Mexico border. For this special evening they will present a new version of that film along with other new works by Begley.
Rupture and Moor began working together in 2007 and released their debut album Patches in 2009. Although they come from opposite musical worlds (not to mention different continents), after playing together a few times, they quickly found a common language, uniting Moor's exploratory fretboard antics and saw-toothed guitar timbres with Rupture's warm bass riddims and 'turntable-as-instrument' soundscapes. Both seasoned live performers, their dynamic interactions gain new resonance accompanying the films of data artist Begley.
Jace Clayton is an artist and writer based in Manhattan, 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. His book Uproot: Travels in 21st Century Music and Digital Culture was published in 2016 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux.
Recent projects include Sufi Plug Ins, a free suite of music software-as-art, based on non-western conceptions of sound and alternative interfaces; Room 21, an evening-length composition for 20 musicians staged at the Barnes Foundation; and The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner, a touring performance piece for grand pianos, electronics, and voice.
As DJ /rupture, he has released several critically acclaimed albums and hosted a weekly radio show on WFMU for five years. Clayton’s collaborators include filmmakers Jem Cohen, Joshua Oppenheimer, poet Elizabeth Alexander, singer Norah Jones, and guitarist Andy Moor (The Ex).
Andy Moor (born 1962) is an experimental musician, best known as the guitarist of the UK band Dog Faced Hermans and the Dutch punk collective The Ex. He was also a founding member of Kletka Red and along with Isabelle Vigier and Yannis Kyriakides created the experimental music label Unsounds. Moor was born in London, England. He began his musical life in Edinburgh, Scotland, playing guitar with the band Dog Faced Hermans, a group that mixed post punk with traditional music and improvisations.
In 1990 he moved to the Netherlands after an invitation to join Dutch band The Ex. Moor is featured in the 2008 film "Roll Up Your Sleeves", directed by Dylan Haskins. He regularly collaborates with composer Yannis Kyriakides. His latest projects include Lean Left - a quartet with Ken Vandermark, Terrie Hessels and Paal Nilssen-Love, and duos with Anne James Chaton and DJ /rupture and Colin Mclean and Christine Sehnaoui. Moor continues to be a full-time member of The Ex.
Chris Cundy and James Dunn have worked together in a variety of live projects since 1996. The duo of Grace & Delete deals with a direct approach to free improvisation. The music is governed by an endless variety of sounds, organised by will of an apparently anarchic instrumental relationship. The bass clarinet is played acoustically and explores an inventive vocabulary with its electronic counter part. A custom programmed screen-less laptop has been modified to allow for the transference of triggered sounds, to and fro, within its system. The minor role of an ironic go-between is played by a Tinnitus Analyser with its detected noises becoming elevated to electronic sounds in their own right. In the midst of this spontaneity of thought, a unity of sound is found within the music.