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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.

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
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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 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

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. 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. The very organic history of this vinyl loving crew revolves around their fabulous grassroots party and their innovations in radio using Mixcloud in a terrestrial-influenced, free-form style. For their shows, which have spread to Brooklyn and Amsterdam, they invite selectors from seasoned DJ's, crate diggers, musicians, and artists who share a passion for vinyl. They are champions of vinyl in the digital age.
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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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