Closing celebration for the Clocktower Gallery!
A closing celebration in the Clocktower Gallery's historic building, home to groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, residencies, and radio. After 40 years, this is the absolute final public event for this legendary alternative space. Among some surprises, the festivities include odes to the Clocktower from former Clocktower artists of all generations, and a peek into the future. The event is free and open to the public and RSVP is mandatory, so please do so at the Brown Paper Tickets link below.
Featured artists for the event include:
Sabisha Friedberg is both a visual artist and composer, who interweaves her dual skills into multifaceted creations. Friedberg is currently an Artist-in-Residence 2013 at ISSUE Project Room and has participated in The Bourges International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition (France).
A member of the "DJ elite", DJ Shakey spins with the best of them at venues such as Gemini & Scorpio, Rubulaud, House of Yes, Bass filled Mischief, Dubday Mondays, among many more clubs and events.
Greg Fox is a drummer, solo performance artist, composer and self-taught student of Taoism and I Ching. Fox runs the label Infinite Limbs Records and performs in collaboration with bands both internationally and at home in the United States.
Brooklyn-based band Ava Luna mixes pop, soul, and gospel into upbeat harmonies. The group performs at venues throughout the city, such as Cake Shop and Music Hall of Williamsburg, and alongside Twin Sister and Widowspeak, among other bands.
Master of noise rock art and punk music Dan Friel is known for his grandiose manipulations on the keyboard. Friel has participated in Northside Fest, Hopscotch Fest and has performed with Pterodactyl and Black Pus.
Daniel Carter is a free jazz saxophone, flute, clarinet and trumpet player, who has applied his smooth hand to recordings and performances with the likes of Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo and Matthew Shipp.
Since the mid 70's, Shelley Hirsch has surprised audiences with her often-improvised vocal explorations that are as colorfully varied as the personal narratives she shares with her listeners. Hirsch has won 1st Prize in the prestigious Prix Futura International Media Competition in Berlin for the radio version of her autobiographical musical, "O Little Town of East New York", and has worked in collaboration with dozens of artists worldwide.
Ashcan Orchestra is a revolving Bushwick-based performance ensemble, who has gained prominence in the D.I.Y. scene. Working with a wide range of traditional to found-object instruments, Ashcan Orchestra's unique sound experience can be found at venues such as the Knockdown Center and the Ace Hotel.
And many more!
Join us, meet our project partners for the coming year's programs, share your Clocktower stories, and celebrate four decades of achievement in the arts, as we prepare for many more to come.
For more information about the organization's upcoming plans and programs, read our recent relocation announcement
The artists chosen for the celebration had all enjoyed performing in the gallery in the past and we were honored to have all of them back. Features line-up includes... Shelley Hirsch, singer, performer, composer. DJ Shakey, customized electronics and conga. Daniel Carter, solo saxophone. Dan Friel, keyboard and electronics. Alanna Heiss, Toast to the Clocktower. Sabisha Friedberg, songs with trio. Greg Fox, drums, with Daniel Carter.