For Immediate Release
January 24, 2023


Performance is third installment in Concerts at the Conforti series

Williamstown, Massachusetts—In partnership with North Adams-based Belltower Records, the Clark Art Institute hosts a concert by Bill Nace and Matt Krefting on Sunday, February 5 at 3 pm. Nace and Krefting bring their experimental sounds to the Clark on the heels of their new LP release The Academy. Presented as part of the Clark’s Concerts at the Conforti series, the performance takes place in the Michael Conforti Pavilion.

Krefting is a DJ, music writer, and sound artist who has worked in the realms of drone, tape music, musique concrete, and avant-garde rock. Nace operates in similar territory, often utilizing guitar and other stringed instruments (most recently the Japanese taishogoto) to expansive and improvisatory effect. Krefting and Nace’s collaborations see the two of them conversing in a language of eerie minimalism, haunted creaks, and buried tonalities. Both musicians have worked with other artists, including Kim Gordon, Joe McPhee, and Aaron Dilloway.

Tickets are $10 ($8 for members, $7 for students, and $5 for children 12 and under). For more information and to register, visit

The Clark Art Institute, located in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, is one of a small number of institutions globally that is both an art museum and a center for research, critical discussion, and higher education in the visual arts. Opened in 1955, the Clark houses exceptional European and American paintings and sculpture, extensive collections of master prints and drawings, English silver, and early photography. Acting as convener through its Research and Academic Program, the Clark gathers an international community of scholars to participate in a lively program of conferences, colloquia, and workshops on topics of vital importance to the visual arts. The Clark library, consisting of more than 285,000 volumes, is one of the nation’s premier art history libraries. The Clark also houses and co-sponsors the Williams College Graduate Program in the History of Art.

The Clark, which has a three-star rating in the Michelin Green Guide, is located at 225 South Street in Williamstown, Massachusetts. Its 140-acre campus includes miles of hiking and walking trails through woodlands and meadows, providing an exceptional experience of art in nature. Galleries are open 10 am to 5 pm Tuesday through Sunday, from September through June, and daily in July and August. Admission is free January through March and is $20 from March through December; admission is free year-round for Clark members, all visitors age 21 and under, and students with a valid student ID. Free admission is also available through several programs, including First Sundays Free; a local library pass program; and EBT Card to Culture. For information on these programs and more, visit or call 413 458 2303.

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