Guests: Jace Clayton
JACE CLAYTON aka DJ /rupture defies categorization. Not only is he an experimental DJ, he is a minimalist composer, ethnomusicologist, and a writer. His new book is called Uproot: Travels in 21st-Century Music and Digital Culture. It’s part memoir, part travelogue, and part music criticism. His writing on music has also appeared in the New York Times, The Washington Post and The Fader. His composition Room 21 will be performed at the Barnes Foundation Friday night. The piece uses the record collection of Dr. Albert C. Barnes and involves musicians from all over the world. This hour, producer Jon Ehrens talks with Clayton about the how he got started making music, what it means to be a DJ, and the music of the 21st century.