WHEN GOD IS IN THE ROOM: Rupture Soundsystem Talk This Friday

Come join me this Friday, November 7th, as a I present on soundsystems & audiences at Union Docs in Brooklyn. This forms part of a series on spectatorship curated by Mathilde Walker-Billaud.

You can expect some discussion of dancing to jungle back in the day, more on my experiences at street dances in Jamaica, as well as a whole new look at Koranic recitation & robots who enjoy shape-note singing. I’m also trying to work in some Billy Joel clips, to keep everyone on their toes…

Here’s the description for my talk, called When God Is In The Room:

What’s so special about experiencing sound in a packed club? Why does music sound better when God is in the room? How did supercomputers listening to geology improve pop music? Jace Clayton (aka DJ /rupture) will explore these questions and more. From personal stories of after-hours dancing in Boston and Jamaica to a discussion of Koranic recitation in Egypt. Listening audiences considered from the body, the earth below, and the heavens above. Jace Clayton will play music, show videos and images.

Union Docs is a great space with interesting programming — if you haven’t been then you should remedy that this week!

Friday, Nov. 7th, 2014. 7:30p. $9. 322 Union Ave., Williamsburg dj rupture at union docs


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