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Moral Kombat: Daniel Carter vs. G Lucas Crane

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, G Lucas Crane faced off against American Free Jazz virtuoso Daniel Carter to see whose improvisational composition has the most moral rectitude. To listen to the live recording of this performance click here.

Daniel Carter is an American free jazz saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s. Carter is a prolific performer and has recorded or performed with William Parker, Federico Ughi, DJ Logic, The Negatones, Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Soul-Junk, Anne Waldman, Cooper-Moore, and Matthew Shipp, among others. He is a member of the cooperative free jazz groups Test, Other Dimensions In Music, and Ghost Moth.

Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.

Moral Kombat: Daniel Carter vs. G Lucas Crane

On Tuesday, May 17, G Lucas Crane faced off against American Free Jazz virtuoso Daniel Carter to see whose improvisational composition has the most moral rectitude. To listen to the live recording of this performance click here.

Moral Kombat is curated by AIR's former Artist in Residence G Lucas Crane and organized by AIR's Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn, and is free and open to the public.

The Clocktower Gallery is located in a City-owned building at 108 Leonard Street between Broadway and Lafayette, so please, remember to bring you ID for security. Enter through the grey door under the scaffolding and take the elevator to the 12th Floor. Take a left, enter through the red staircase B door, and walk up to the 13th Floor. The AIR offices and studios are down the corridor.

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Moral Kombat is made possible with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, celebrating 50 years of building strong, creative communities in New York State's 62 counties, and support from the Jerome Foundation that seeks to foster a dynamic and evolving culture by supporting the creation, development, and production of new works by emerging artists.

Moral Kombat: Daniel Carter vs. G Lucas Crane

On May 17th, 2011 audio manipulationist G Lucas Crane invited free jazzer Daniel Carter to a musical duel judged by the remarkable Moral Magistrate (yes we really have a machine that measures muscical ethics) and once again the device determined which artist's music was morally superior. As Carter gently played his saxophones, Crane gracefully maneuvered his analog/digital sound collection and in the end, Carter's soulful tones proved victorious. Daniel Carter has been a known master of multiple instruments since the early 70s and continues to expand and challenge himself in adventurous situations and always with great heart and beautiful technique. Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.
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