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Second Sundays: Clocktower at Pioneer Works, April 2014

The Clocktower joins in the activities of their Second Sunday open house and invites all visitors to tour our radio and operations center, lounge in our viewing room, and learn about our programs.

Visitors to the Clocktower's broadcast studio will encounter Julian Bozeman's psychedelic video installation that immerses all in a sea of light and optic magic. On view March 30 to May 1st, 2014.

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of Open Studios, Live Music/ DJ, and Site-specific Interventions presented by Pioneer Works every second Sunday of every month. Opens art & science studios start at 5PM, live music curated by Olivier Conan starts at 7PM.

MUSIC SCHEDULE
FEEDEL BAND – 7PM
Washington D.C. is home to the largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia, so it’s no surprise that some of the greatest exponents of the 70′s era Ethiopian fusion made popular by the series Ethiopique should be based there. DCs’ Feedel Band is probably the last of the great Ethio Jazz bands and features saxophonist Moges Habte, from Addis Ababa, who also played with one of the most celebrated Ethiopian group of the 1970′s, The Walias Band – you might have heard their track Muziqawi Silt in Jim Jarmush’s Broken Flowers. Of late The Feedel Band has been mining their 70’s roots and working with producer Thomas Gobena (Gogol Bordello’s bassist, Debo Band producer) on a full-length album for Electric Cowbell Records.

THE MANDINGO AMBASSADORS – 9PM
In the 1960′s and 1970′s, the government of Guinea engaged in a campaign known as Authenticité. It was a drive to create a new musical movement that would be specifically Guinean, but would include the modern wonders that were the electric guitar, the electric bass and the drumset. Surprisingly, for a government-sponsored program, the results proved mesmerizing and a myriad new bands were born. The Mandingo bandleader and guitarist Mamady Kouyate was one of those pioneers. He played in a number of bands but most notably with the Bembeya Jazz National – Guinea’s most celebrated band. Kouyate has been living in NY for a few years now where his Mandingo Ambassadors are deeply involved in New York’s Guinean life, but also regularly play for American club and festival audiences.
“Dazzling vocal and guitar patterns over a rhythm section that is like a perfect system” Ben Ratliff, NY Times.

OPEN STUDIOS
Pioneer Works’ artists-in-residence open their studios, as part of the event. Residents include Andres Carranza; Dorit Chrysler; Gerard & Kelly; Jonathan Harris; Bruno Levy; Jaša Mrevlje-Pollak; Bradley Pitts; Pedro Wirz; and Clocktower Productions’ newly completed radio station.

Second Sundays: James Mercer, Bradley Pitts, Lulu Miller, Redu NYC

On April 13, 2014 Clocktower Radio hosted interviews in its Pioneer Works studio as part of their monthly Second Sundays open house. This month features exhibitions, music, artist project studios, and the first lovely weekend night of the year. In this program you will hear conversations with: James Mercer - The sculptor and sound artist on the eve of his Clocktower-sponsored residency at Pioneer Works.   Bradley Pitts - Pioneer Works resident art and aeronautics engineer discusses his micro-drone invasion of the space. Lulu Miller - Formerly of NPR's RadioLab, Miller discusses her work as a fiction writer. Amber Lasciak (REDU NYC) - Operator of a Red Hook establishment that creatively recycles furniture. 
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Second Sundays: Dave Scheinkopf, Cleek Shrey, Jake Nussbaum, Angel Say

Clocktower Radio streamcast a marathon of interviews and music from Pioneer Works on April 13, 2014 during the center's day long open house. Here is a selection of conversations highlighting current, upcoming, and ongoing programs originating at Pioneer Works and the fascinating people behind them. Dave Scheinkopf - Technology and education guru Cleek Shrey - The fiddler, composer and experimentor in residence Jake Nussbaum - The jazz oral history project Angel Say - Representing the Science Lab
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Second Sundays: Mandingo Ambassadors & Feedel Band

Two mesmerizing live sets of electric fusion by bands with Guinean and Ethiopian roots selected by Olivier Conan and recorded during the Pioneer Works Second Sunday open house event in April 2014. Feedel Band Washington D.C. is home to the largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia, so it’s no surprise that some of the greatest exponents of the 70′s era Ethiopian fusion made popular by the series Ethiopique should be based there. DCs’ Feedel Band is probably the last of the great Ethio Jazz bands and features saxophonist Moges Habte, from Addis Ababa, who also played with one of the most celebrated Ethiopian group of the 1970′s, The Walias Band – you might have heard their track Muziqawi Silt in Jim Jarmush’s Broken Flowers. Of late The Feedel Band has been mining their 70’s roots and working with producer Thomas Gobena (Gogol Bordello’s bassist, Debo Band producer) on a full-length album for Electric Cowbell Records. The Mandingo Ambassadors
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Feedel Band (Ethiopia/DC)

Jeannie Hopper interviews members of the Ethiopian, D.C.-based Feedel Band following their appearance at Pioneer Works in April 2014. Washington D.C. is home to the largest Ethiopian community outside of Ethiopia, so it’s no surprise that some of the greatest exponents of the 70′s era Ethiopian fusion made popular by the series Ethiopique should be based there. DCs’ Feedel Band is probably the last of the great Ethio Jazz bands and features saxophonist Moges Habte, from Addis Ababa, who also played with one of the most celebrated Ethiopian group of the 1970′s, The Walias Band – you might have heard their track Muziqawi Silt in Jim Jarmush’s Broken Flowers. Of late The Feedel Band has been mining their 70’s roots and working with producer Thomas Gobena (Gogol Bordello’s bassist, Debo Band producer) on a full-length album for Electric Cowbell Records.
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Second Sundays: Streamcast & Open House February 2015

Clocktower Radio joins in the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities with a reception in our studios as we record artist interviews and stream performances live for the February 8, 2015 edition. Tune in or stop by! Here's the menu... Click here to LISTEN to artist interviews and more starting at 5PM! ARTIST INTERVIEWS 5-7:30PM Clocktower sits down with Pioneer Works residents, Brooklyn neighbors, and artist friends to kick off the evening's festivities plus special appearance by Michael Caputo of Know Wave radio. OPEN HOUSE 6-10PM Exhibition on view: Tongue Stones, a group show featuring David Horvitz, Soda_Jerk, Joachim Koester, Elise Rasmussen, & Julia Weist curated by Clara Halpern. Third floor installation on view: The Proof: Third Laboratory from Pioneer Works resident David Colosi. The Proof is the third iteration of recurring sculptural theater, a satirical parody play on the use of theoretical mathematics to prove or disprove the existence of God. The work features the equations of project collaborator Jensen Gilles, transcribed and documented by Colosi on chalkboards, and Colosi’s Syntactic Objects.
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Second Sundays: Streamcast & Open House March 2015

Clocktower Radio joins in the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities with a reception in our studios as we record artist interviews and stream performances live for the March 8, 2015 edition. Tune in or stop by! Here's the menu... Click here to LISTEN to artist interviews and more starting at 5PM! ARTIST INTERVIEWS 5-6:30PM Clocktower Radio sits down with Pioneer Works residents, Brooklyn neighbors, and artist friends to kick off the evening’s festivities. The Impact of Performance on Contemporary Art with Dustin Yellin and RoseLee Goldberg 5PM Tongue Stones Discussion 6PM For the closing of Tongue Stones, artists Elise Rasmussen and Julia Weist will present on their projects as part of an interactive walk-through and discussion. In Studio DJ Set by Chances with Wolves 6:30PM Well-known for their long-running show on the now-defunct EVR Radio, they spin classic soul, 90s hip hop, and 50s throwback, among other unclassifiable sounds. OPEN HOUSE 6-10PM Exhibition Closing Reception: Tongue Stones, a group show featuring David Horvitz, Soda_Jerk, Joachim Koester, Elise Rasmussen, & Julia Weist curated by Clara Halpern.
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Second Sundays: Streamcast & Open House April 2015

Clocktower Radio joins in the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities with a reception in our studios as we record artist interviews and stream performances live for the April 12, 2015 edition. Tune in or stop by! Here's the menu... CLOCKTOWER DJ SETS 4-6:00PM In-studio with I Love Vinyl DJ Scribe, Amir Abdullah, Jon Oliver, OP!, Shawn Dub and Dubspot Sessions hosted by Kristen Pozibelle & Jeannie Hopper featuring a live performance by SentZ and DJ Jester of Beat Haus. Click HERE to LISTEN to the DJ sets starting at 5PM! Clock Reels: Third Floor Video Installation A screening of programs and adventures from Clocktower, including performance festivals, Spaghetti western soundscapes, graffitied studios and seaside walls, rooftop celebrations, and more! On view at Clocktower's radio studio on the third floor of Pioneer Works. INTERVENTIONS 6-9PM Open studios: Clocktower Radio, David Colosi, Nanotronics Imaging, Hyon Gyon, Robyn Hasty, David Horvitz, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Christopher Kardambikis, and Henrique Oliveira, Recycle Group.
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