Published Feb 25, 2011Today, the world of avant-garde music was saddened by the news that Excepter's Clare Amory passed away following a battle with cancer. She was 35.
This tragic news comes via a blog post by Amory's bandmate Jon Sunville. The bassist wrote a touching tribute, which includes pictures and anecdotes, and ends with this message: "I was so privileged to have been able to spend the time with you that I did. I will never forget you and you will live forever! Your Flesh and Bone will continue to help others, as did your music, and love. I love you."
As a percussionist and vocalist in the New York-based Excepter, Amory had been releasing experimental noise music for almost a decade. The band were signed to Paw Tracks and were particular favourites here at Exclaim!; we called their 2010 double-disc Presidence "a truly hypnotic record," while 2008's Debt Dept. earned our Exclaim! Mark of Excellence.
In addition to playing music, Amory founded Flesh and Bone Pilates, based in Brooklyn. After she was diagnosed with cancer, nine bands teamed up for a tribute concert late last year.
Be sure to read Sunville's tribute here and watch the video for "Teleportation: KAL" below.
Thanks to Pitchfork for the heads-up.