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Playing Hooky: Jesse DeRosa

Jesse DeRosa is an interdisciplinary instrumentalist, composer, mathematician, and data hacker. As a solo artist, DeRosa relies primarily on synthesizers and his EVI, focusing on extended melody and undulating drone textures. Trained as an orchestral trumpet player and violist, he now focuses on the Electronic Valve Instrument and the integrations of experimental mathematics into the traditional orchestral discourse.

Jesse is a member of Brooklyn doom-fusion-shredders Grasshopper (celebrating its 12th year with a new LP dropping this summer on Hausu Mountain), as well as the Hexbreaker Quartet, The Spiritual Switchboard, and occasionally is convinced to lug all his synths out of the house under the guise of Shingles.

Playing Hooky 2015: Frankie Cosmos

The New York-based singer/songwriter Frankie Cosmos (musical alter-ego of Greta Kline) steps into the studio for a Playing Hooky session, bringing with her an hour of anecdotal dream-pop. Tune in at 1pm to hear the whole set LIVE! Playing Hooky is Clocktower's live in-studio performance series featuring musicians of all ages and styles from cowboy music to pure noise. Recorded in our Red Hook studios at Pioneer Works and offered as a distraction from the mid-week blues. Frankie Cosmos's backing band includes Aaron Maine/Ronnie Mystery (Porches) on drums and David Maine/David Mystery (Porches) on bass and Gabrielle Smith (Eskimeaux) on keyboards/harmonies. The group has recorded with the labels, Pukekos and Double Double Whammy.
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Playing Hooky 2015: Ned Rothenberg

Multi-instrumentalist and composer Ned Rothenberg joins Clocktower in the studio for a Playing Hooky session, to share his compositions that lie on the edge of jazz and new music, and draw influences from around the world, including the Hindustani and Japanese classical traditions. Tune in at 1pm to hear the whole set LIVE! Playing Hooky is Clocktower's live in-studio performance series featuring musicians of all ages and styles from cowboy music to pure noise. Recorded in our Red Hook studios at Pioneer Works and offered as a distraction from the mid-week blues. Ned Rothenberg performs primarily on alto saxophone, clarinet, bass clarinet, and the shakuhachi - an endblown Japanese bamboo flute. His solo work utilizes an expanded palette of sonic language, creating a kind of personal idiom all its own. In an ensemble setting, he leads the trio Sync, with Jerome Harris, guitars and Samir Chatterjee, tabla, works with the Mivos string quartet playing his Quintet for Clarinet and Strings and collaborates around the world with fellow improvisors.
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