Video: DJ/Rupture Live Set + Interview at Open Arti

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Jace Clayton bka DJ/Rupture was the last musician to stop by Italian blog Palm Wine's Open Arti talks on the mutation of art and music as a result of technological development. Rupture talked about his multiple identies as a producer/journalist/researcher/academic and touched on his incredible work with Sufi plug-ins — which are software synthesizers hardwired to North African maqam scales. Watch a clip of the talk plus a DJ set by Rupture above and below. Also, check out a previous Open Arti talk with Chief Boima and Venus X.

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(H/T Palm Wine)

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