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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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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.

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