tags: Seth Cluett

Seth Cluett

Friday, February 8th, 2013


photo: Briony McIntire

Seth Cluett (b. Troy, NY) is an artist, perfomer, and composer whose work ranges from photography and drawing to video, installation, concert music, and critical writing.  His “subtle…seductive, immersive” (Artforum) sound work has been characterized as “rigorously focused and full of detail” (e/i) and “dramatic, powerful, and at one with nature” (The Wire). Boomcat described his 2011 CD Objects of Memory on the Line Imprint as a “beautifully tremulous and thoughtful exploration in electro-acoustic sound.” His work explores everyday actions at extreme magnification, celebrates minutae by amplifying impossible tasks, and explores the working of memory in forms that rethink the role of the senses in an increasingly technologized society. The recipient of grants from Meet the Composer and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, he has presented work in thirteen countries on five continents at venues such as MassMoCA, The Kitchen, GRM, Palais de Tokyo, STEIM, and Dundee Contemporary Arts. Recent work is documented on Line, Radical Matters, Sedimental, and Winds Measure recordings.  This past fall, Cluett joined the faculty of Contemporary Arts at Ramapo College of New Jersey where he teaches courses in audio engineering as well as electronic and experimental sound practices.