fbpx Biennale Musica 2023 | La Notte di Battiti - Jace Clayton aka Dj/Rupture / Lamin Fofana / JJJJJerome Ellis
La Biennale di Venezia

Your are here


La Notte di Battiti - Jace Clayton aka Dj/Rupture / Lamin Fofana / JJJJJerome Ellis

JULIUS EASTMAN MEMORIAL DINNER:2023, 60’, world premiere
Concept, arrangement, electronics:Jace Clayton
Piano:David Friend, Emily Manzo
SHAFTS OF SUNLIGHT:2023, 60’, world premiere
Concept:Lamin Fofana
LIVE:2023, 45’, world premiere
Concept:JJJJJerome Ellis
Hosted by:Pino Saulo
Light and set design:Theresa Baumgartner
In collaboration with:Rai Radio 3 - Battiti
Production:La Biennale di Venezia
Teatro alle Tese Details


Conceived for twin pianos, live electronics, and voice, this exhilarating sonic exploration led by Jace Clayton, a.k.a. DJ/rupture, brings fresh insight to the artistic legacy of Julius Eastman, the mercurial gay African American composer who mixed canny minimalist innovation with head-on political provocation. The Julius Eastman Memorial Dinner is built around new arrangements of Evil Nigger (1979) and Gay Guerrilla (1980) by Eastman. 

Shafts of Sunlight is an open-ended improvisatory performance-installation with fragments and debris from extended studio sessions. It is a disruption of the linearity of historical time, what historian Robin Kelley refers to as blues time; it is simultaneously in the moment, the past, the future, and the timeless space of the imagination.

Share this page on

Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedINSend via WhatsApp
Biennale Musica
Biennale Musica