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Second Sundays: Featuring Grandwizzard Theodore, December 2014

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Clocktower Radio joins in the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities featuring hip hop DJ legend Grandwizzard Theodore, the I Love Vinyl crew DJ'ing live in our studios with special guest Grandwizzard Theodore, open studios, performances, and special presentations, plus a reception in our studios as we record artist interviews and stream performances live for the December 14, 2014 edition. Plus....

Open studios, exhibitions, food and artists in residence projects on view from: Dorit Chrysler, Robyn Hasty, David Horvitz, Micah Ganske, Emily Spivack, Brett Swenson, Science Lab demos, Ian Trask, Young New Yorkers.

This event, along with all performances and interviews captured during the Second Sundays events, will be archived for on-demand listening on the Clocktower's Pioneer Works Radio Channel.

About the various events of the day:

EXHIBITIONS CLOSING:

Bosco Sodi's THE LAST DAY
Mark Hogancamp's WOMEN OF MARWENCOL

LIVE MUSIC:

7 PM: GOLEM is a six-piece accordion-led outfit which sprinkles fiddle on top of old school punk sensibilities Golem has become a leading re-interpreter and innovator of Yiddish and Eastern European music, creating new songs and pushing tradition forward into new territory. Golem performs nationally and internationally, from the east coast to the west, from Paris to Mexico City to Stockholm to Warsaw. The band is at home in venues as varied as rock clubs, festivals, and theaters, and at weddings and parties as well. They released two albums, “Fresh Off Boat” and “Citizen Boris” on independent Jewish label, Jdub Records and are known for their theatricality and fearless wild energy. “not your father’s klezmer band, unless of course your father was Sid Vicious” (Jewish Week).

8 PM: GRANDWIZZARD THEODORE is a legendary hip hop DJ and widely credited as the inventor of scratching and needle drop techniques. Awarded the title “Grandwizzard” by his DJ peers, Theodore was featured in the Scratch documentary and the motion picture Wild Style, as a character and contributor to the film’s soundtrack. In addition to his current passion teaching at the Scratch Academy, he continues to hold down spots across the city and work on albums, such as Hip Hop Headz.

INTERVENTIONS:

WEAVING TOGETHER, REDHOOK - GROUND FL
On Dec 13-14, Pioneer Works will explore the ancient craft of weaving and create a textile that represents our community. People are invited to bring materials gathered from the neighborhood of Redhook to weave onto large hand-built looms, and create a tapestry. Bring your old clothes, yarn, towels, blankets, shoelaces; or anything else that can be made thin, flexible and string-like. We will have scissors on hand to cut up your contributions. This event will be the first of many, traveling to different neighborhoods in New York and then beyond. The finished tapestries will stay in the communities they were made in, save for possible exhibitions and donations.

I LOVE VINYL 5PM - 6PM - 3RD FL
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. They will be performing and interviewing Grandwizzard Theodore in promotion of his new album.

CRAFTONE SYMPHONY 6PM - GROUND FL
A real time film project by Franck Lesbros, featuring musicians Helga Davis, Emilie Lesbros, and Steve Swell. Video will be created and broadcast live during the performance.

YEAR END JAM SESSION 6.15PM - GROUND FL
Dorit Chrysler, Marco Orozco and Paul Roossin come together for a short Theremin, Flute and Piano fantasie.

YEARBOOK - Installation on view 3rd fl
To close the year, Pioneer Works brings together all the resident artists of 2014 in a pop up group installation, including works by Gerard & Kelly, Joey Frank, Pedro Wirz, Bradley Pitts, Dorit Chrysler, Ebe Oke, James Mercer, Drew Conrad, Jaša Mrevlje-Pollak, Andres Carranza, Jonathan Harris, Robyn Hasty, Daniel Horowitz, Rosalie Rosanthal, Zach Nader, Brett Swenson, Micah Ganske, David Horvitz, Alex Verhaest, Sara Magenheimer, Ian Trask, Emily Spivack.

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated in collaboration with Olivier Conan of Barbés.

Grandwizzard Theodore Live

Clocktower invited hip hop DJ legend Grandwizzard Theodore to wow the crowd at Pioneer Works with this two-hour set of deep grooves, musical twists, turns, and ticklish surprises offered with an infectious smile from this uncontainable earthly soul. Recorded December 14, 2014. Grandwizzard Theodore is a legendary hip hop DJ and widely credited as the inventor of scratching and needle drop techniques. Awarded the title “Grandwizzard” by his DJ peers, Theodore was featured in the Scratch documentary and the motion picture Wild Style, as a character and contributor to the film’s soundtrack. In addition to his current passion teaching at the Scratch Academy, he continues to hold down spots across the city and work on albums, such as Hip Hop Headz.
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Pioneer Works

Pioneer Works is a program partner, and home to Clocktower Radio's recording studio, as part of a year-long institutional residency. Pioneer Works is an institution dedicated to the synthesis, creation and discussion of art, science and education. Located in the former Pioneer Ironworks in Red Hook, Brooklyn the center houses exhibitions, educational programming, art and science residencies as well as an imprint for a variety of publications. Our diverse programming is designed to support cultural innovators and engage our community in productive dialogues. Pioneer Works is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization. In order to nurture and support arts and culture, we need you! Make a charitable, tax-deductible donation through pioneerworks.org/give and help make Pioneer Works a social hub for the inception and dissemination of art and ideas. The main exhibition space and arts and science residencies are open to the public Wednesday through Friday from 11:00 – 6:00 pm and Saturday & Sunday from 12:00 – 6:00 pm. Tours are available upon request.
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