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Moral Kombat: C Spencer Yeh vs. G Lucas Crane

This show comes from an installment of Moral Kombat, the Clocktower Gallery performance series that calculates musicians and sound artists' morality quotient as evidenced by their performance. On this March 2011 session, violin soloist, improviser, drone composer, and vocal adventurer C Spencer Yeh faces off against tape collage-ist G Lucas Crane in perhaps the most ethically fraught Moral Kombat in our archives. For this recording from the performance, our radio team experimented with a four-channel system, employing four mics that mix sounds from both the board and the room.

Known for his ability to incorporate the ephemeral and physical elements surrounding a work into his sound compositions, Yeh's performances are both sensual and expressive. He has performed and collaborated with an impressive list of artists and bands including The New Humans with Vito Acconci, Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano.

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

Listen also to Elliot Stapleton's segment with this artist here.



Clocktower Exhibits & Events


The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .