Living Live, Peter Coffin
Living Live is a radio series broadcast from Red Bull Studios New York, as part of Peter Coffin's Living exhibition, on view in Red Bull's Chelsea gallery. Hosted by Clocktower, these programs feature music, DJs, interviews and discussions on emerging grassroots radio culture, psychedelia, soundtracks, and other themes of the exhibition. Conceived by Peter Coffin and Alanna Heiss, the series airs live from Red Bull Studios throughout the summer as the space is transformed into a broadcast and viewing party.
Each session is free and open to the public (21 and over) on alternate Wednesdays 6-9pm throughout the season. Stop by or tune in!
Here is the full schedule:
June 25 - Living Live: Music for Plants
An exclusive preview of Music for Plants, Vol. 2 by Peter Coffin with tracks by Yoko Ono, Pauline Oliveros, Sonic Youth, Tony Oursler, Jim O'Rourke and many others, mostly unreleased.
July 23 - Living Live: I Love Vinyl
Clocktower Radio's Jeannie Hopper hosts the I Love Vinyl crew at Red Bull Studios New York as we continue the summer long Living Live streamcast and viewing party. The group shares from their vast musical collection and discusses new media radio innovation such as MixCloud. Join us onsite or online Wednesday, July 23 from 6-9pm and enjoy the radio adventure as part of Peter Coffin's Living exhibition now on view at the gallery.
I Love Vinyl was founded in the summer of 2009 by six seasoned DJs hailing from NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and beyond. With over 100 years of spinning, and over 100,000 records between them, the I Love Vinyl all-stars include DJ Scribe, Amir Abdullah, Jon Oliver, OP!, and Shawn Dub. Their success stems from a fabulous grassroots party and their innovations in radio using Mixcloud in a terrestrial-influenced, free-form style.
August 6 - Living Live: The Free Music Archive & WFMU
Clocktower Radio interviews the creators of the Free Music Archive to discuss law, innovation, open-source activism, networking, music, and communications. With Ken Freedman, WFMU Station Manager and self-described DJ, Red Sea Pedestrian, Self-Hating Atheist, Skier, Proud New Jerseyan and bubbling cauldron of rage and Jason Sigal, founding director of the Free Music Archive, an expert in alternative copyrights and digital distribution, a WFMU DJ and a member of the band Lame Drivers.
Freedman pioneered the use of direct licensing for broadcasters, obtaining alteårnative copyrights and waivers to address restrictions placed on broadcasters by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. In 2007, Freedman and Sigal built on these direct licensing activities and founded WFMU's Free Music Archive, an open source library of copyright-cleared music and audio which launched in April 2009.
The interview will be followed by a playlist assembled from the FMA comprised largely of indie bands and experimental music.
August 20 - Living Live: The Art of the Soundtrack
Devon E. Levins of Morricone Youth (East Village Radio) and Fabio Roberti, host of Strength Trhough Failure (WFMU) are film score experts and radio veterans with encyclopedic knowledge and terrific collections. They discuss historic trends in the field, handpick winners and losers and assess the current scene.
The conversation is followed by an eclectic music selection tilting toward the more obscure work and including the greats: Morricone, John Barry, Mancini, Nino Rota, Bernard Herrmann and much more.
September 3 - Radio Underground & Beyond
Roundtable discussion on New York radio culture, innovation, and the thrills and spills of breaking ground followed by a curated set of music and programming from different stations. Guests and DJs include:
Delphine Blue (EVR and WBAI)
Michael Caputo (Know Wave)
Ted Shumaker (Viva Radio)
Tom Roe, Artistic Director, Wave Farm (free103point9)
Dap, from Chillin' Island (EVR/KnowWave)
Jeannie Hopper (Clocktower Radio, WBAI)
September 17 - Closing Party with Beats in Space, Lichens, & Jar Jar
DJ set by Tim Sweeney of Beats in Space (WNYU), live music by Lichens (Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe), and DJ Jar Jar (Jory Rabinovitz). Special time: 7pm-midnight.
The Music for Plants compilation features Mice Parade, Tetsu Inoue & seed( ), No Neck Blues Band, Languis, HiM, Syntony, Deaken and Geologist, Ariel Pink, Delia R. Gonzales & Gavin R. Russom, Sun Burn Hand of the Man, Ara Peterson, Hiroshi Sunairi & Hideyuki Mari, Fugu, Tony Goddess, Zs, Anthony Burdin, Wiese & Koh, This Invitation, Kenta Nagai, Liam Gillick, Kites, Jutta Koether, Alan Licht & Tom Verlaine, Black Dice, Arto Lindsay, DJ Olive the Audio Janitor, Phil Manley, David Grubbs, Electrophilia, Carter Thornton, LoVid, Flanged Confection, Christian Marclay, Tim Barnes, Chris Corsano, Sean Meehan, Barry Weisblat and Michael Evans, Rusty Santos, Roland Alley and Dearraindrop.