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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.

Music for Plants: Live in the Garden

Peter Coffin's 2006 compilation CD, Music for Plants, was made after his invitation to a diverse group of musical artists led to a variety of realizations of the title concept. His release party on Sunday, May 8, 2005 at the 6th Street and Avenue B Community Garden featured playback on a beatbox soundsystem, spiked punch and an assembled group of mellowed, introspective friends and passersby. The Clocktower's Jeannie Hopper wandered the grounds and collected assorted reflections.

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.
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Living Live: Peter Coffin, Music for Plants, Vol. 2

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 plus a conversation with curator/producer artist Coffin onsite at his summer 2014 exhibition at Red Bull Studios New York. Tracklist Sequence: Artist - Song: Sychrondipity Machine - Sonic Boom Delia Derbyshire The Plant-Boy's Song - Beni Montresor Flores y Frutos - Tvillingarna Namyohorengekyo - Yoko Ono Creepers and Climbers - Sonic Youth Macular Degeneration - Growing Bend My Stalk (Music for Deli Flowers) - Big Legs Making Air - Pauline Oliveros untitled - Muhly Chatham - Misterioso Macular Degeneration - Jim O'Rourke Remaining Light - Stephen Vitiello Trigger - Tony Oursler Er Ra - Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda Open to Desire - Hurray untitled - Marina Rosenfeld Eye - Yokotori Ooh - Martin Creed
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Peter Coffin: Music for Plants

A collection of tracks recorded for the pleasure and benefit of plants. In 2007, with this simple instruction, artist Peter Coffin inspired a stellar collection of New York artists and musicians to make music to grow by. 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.
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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 alternative 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.
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Living Live: The Art of the Soundtrack

Devon E Levins of Morricone Youth (East Village Radio) and Fabio Roberti, host of Strength Through 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.
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Living Live: I Love Vinyl: Interview & DJ Session

Clocktower Radio's Jeannie Hopper hosts the I Love Vinyl crew at Red Bull Studios New York as part of our summer long 2014 Living Live streamcast and viewing party produced in partnership with artist Peter Coffin. The group shares from their vast musical collection and discusses new media radio innovation. Listener's Note: This program is posted in three parts: the interview, and then two extended DJ sets. You can use the media player to jump between these sections. I Love Vinyl was founded in the Summer of 2009 by Ben Goldfarb aka DJ Scribe and five other 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 now include DJ Scribe, Amir Abdullah, Jon Oliver, OP!, and Shawn Dub. The organic history of this vinyl-loving crew revolves around their underground Brooklyn dance party and their forays in radio as early users of Mixcloud as a platform for their free-form style. For their decidedly un-mixed radio show, they invite guest vinyl selectors, from seasoned DJ's and collectors to musicians and visual artists, as much for the records they bring as for the stories they have to tell about them.
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Living Live: The Free Music Archive & WFMU Radio

Clocktower Radio's Jeannie Hopper hosts Ken Freedman and Jason Sigal of WFMU at Red Bull Studios New York as part of our summer long 2014 Living Live streamcast and viewing party produced in partnership with artist Peter Coffin. Freedman and Sigal are the founders of the Free Music Archive, a unique and interactive library of over 75,000 high-quality, legal audio downloads. Sigal and Freedman enlighten listeners on the origins and purpose of the FMA, a result of exploring Creative Commons and a reaction to huge royalty collections that resulted from the rise of Internet radio streaming. The archives not only give a home to a vast amount of free and accessible audio files, but allow listeners to explore and curate the content based on genre, member tastes, etc. We also hear playlists of indie and experimental music pulled from the FMA, including tracks by Dustin Wong, Quarta 330, Karina Buhr, White Fence, and Neon Indian. Ken Freedman is WFMU Station Manager and self-described DJ, Red Sea Pedestrian, Self-Hating Atheist, Skier, Proud New Jerseyan and bubbling cauldron of rage
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Living Live: Radio Underground And Beyond

Living Live is a live streaming 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. This Round Table discussion and DJ sets delves into the wild world of of underground and independent radio with innovators and trail blazers in the medium. Guests and DJs include:
 Delphine Blue (EVR and WBAI) www.twitter.com/delphineblue www.clocktower.org/person/delphine-blue 
Michael Caputo (Know Wave)
 www.soundcloud.com/know-wave Ted Shumaker (Viva Radio) www.twitter.com/tedshumaker vivaradioblog.tumblr.com/ Dap, who hosts Chillin' Island (EVR/KnowWave) www.chillinisland.com Tom Roe, Artistic Director, Wave Farm (free103point9) www.wavefarm.org Jeannie Hopper of Liquid Sound Lounge (Clocktower Radio, WBAI) www.clocktower.org www.twitter.com/jeanniehopper
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Living Live: Radio Underground & Beyond

Conversation, anecdotes, memories, tales of horror and wonder, and specially selected samples from a diverse group of New York Web radio producers, DJs, and activists recorded Sept. 3, 2014, featuring Delphine Blue (Shocking Blue: East Village Radio, WBAI-FM/Pacifica Radio), Michael Caputo (Voices Inside My Head: KnowWave), Ted Shumaker (Gay Beach/EVR, Viva Radio, American Apparel), Dap (Chillin' Island: East Village Radio/KnowWave), and Tom Roe (Artistic Director, Wave Farm, free103point9, WGXC-FM) hosted by Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge: Clocktower Radio, WBAI-FM/Pacifica Radio) alongside artist Peter Coffin and Clocktower Radio's Program Director David Weinstein. This program, and the accompanying reception and streamcast, was produced at Red Bull Studios New York as part of Clocktower Radio's summer long 2014 Living Live streamcast and viewing party produced in partnership with artist Peter Coffin who, along with Clocktower director Alanna Heiss, envisioned a radio component to his exhibition, Living, in this space.
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Living Live: Closing Party, Tim Sweeney & DJ Jar Jar

DJ set by and an exclusive Jeannie Hopper interview with Tim Sweeney of Beats In Space, followed by another set from DJ Jar Jar from the final Living Live event at Red Bull Studios New York, celebrating the closing of Peter Coffin's Living exhibition and Clocktower's Living Live radio shows. The evening also included a roundtable discussion on new, emerging, innovative and imagined forms of radio as well as the promise and threat of the future. Tim Sweeney is the host of WNYU's dance show Beats In Space, which is also the name of his record label. DJ Jar Jar is Jory Rabinovitz, a New York based visual artist. Living Live is a radio series broadcast from Red Bull Studios New York, as part of artist 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 aired live from Red Bull Studios New York throughout the summer of 2014 as the space is transformed into a broadcast and viewing party.
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