I'm really thrilled to return to the Southern Theater in Minneapolis for a concert with Jace Clayton, better known around the world as DJ/rupture. Not only is MPLS my favorite town full of great friends, great year round bike riding, and general awesomeness, it's also home to one of the coolest theaters in which I've ever had the chance to play. Music programming director Kate Nordstrum has consistently corralled innovative and eclectic artists often by bringing the pinnacle of New York Cool to the Culture Capital of the Midwest [editor's note: Owen just invented that title, but it's true].
At my last dance at the Southern in 2008, I was part of a MPLS satellite concert of NYC's Wordless Music Series performing music by Iannis Xenakis and John Cage alongside guitar looping artist Andrew Broder and laptop music/video composer, sepia.
This time around I'm bringing an all electroacoustic set with music by Austin composers Graham Reynolds and Steven Snowden, as well as works by Tristan Perich and Javier Alvarez. More on these composers and their music later, but they all bring something sonically and aesthetically unique to the table.
The show is Tuesday, December 14th, and tickets are available from this link.
A little more on Jace Clayton: Turntablist DJ/Rupture occupies a dizzying variety of musical and artistic spaces from holding court at parties and soloing with the Barcelona Symphony to running a record label, a great blog, and a radio show (to name just a few projects). An avid video collaborator, here's a look at a teamup with Brooklyn-based Panoptic: