Nathan Gray

Nathan Gray’s interest in experimental and improvised music is in the restrictions and rules within which improvisation happens. He uses brevity, precision and humour as artistic strategies to highlight the unspoken conventions of form and to open possibilities within the restricted materiality of the everyday. Gray’s works take common restrictions as their starting point: curatorial briefs, self-imposed and group negotiated rules, as well as the various physical, legal, economic and material restrictions of exhibition, performance and contemporary life. He explores constraints in order to stimulate a variety of effects on the content, structure and narrative of his works thereby making visible, audible or sensible hidden rules and conventions.