by Jace Clayton


OMNIPRESENCE is a new choral work by Jace Clayton, written in response to harsh nighttime police lighting in his Harlem neighborhood. Understanding the bright lights as a manifestation of institutional hostility towards blackness, the choir will sing to the lights, creating a space of contemplation that engages with the history of choral music as sacred praise to a higher power and simultaneously repurposes a carceral infrastructure. For ALLGEGENWART, Clayton will assemble a nine-person choir to perform an excerpt from OMNIPRESENCE on the grounds of a former crematorium as a public concert, the recording of which Clayton will then rework into an hour-long radiophonic composition for voice and electronics.

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