Clocktower and Mana Contemporary present focus On Puerto Rico -- a 3-month residency program featuring cutting-edge work by artists living and working in Puerto Rico, as well as Puertorican-born diaspora artists.

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Second Sundays: Streamcast June 2015

Clocktower Radio joins the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities this June, with a full menu of online listening! Tune in to clocktower.org/listen to hear:

Patriot Games by #trashDAY: 4-5PM
June 14th is Flag Day, and in celebration of The Read, Right and True, Radio Rossi presents this edition for your #trashDAY listening pleasure. No one is safe from the gleeful trash talk of visual artists Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner -- not President Obama, not Uncle Sam, not Sallie Mae, not even Lady Liberty herself. And with performance artist Kanene Holder on deck as American Justice, shit is bound to get unreal.

Ornette Coleman All Vinyl Special: 5-6PM
David Weinstein and Tim Spelios spin through the career of the great free jazz master.

Broken Time: 6:30PM
Matt Freedman and Tim Spelios give us a taste of their storytelling project with tales of monsters, giants, brains in jars, and lots of New York history. Plus Ruth Kahn of Outpost talks about the Ridgewood scene.

Rob Curto’s PE DE SERRA ALL-STARS: 8:00PM
Forró, from northeastern Brazil, may have surpassed even samba as the country’s most popular dance genre. Accordionist Rob Curto is widely regarded as Forro’s foremost ambassador in the US. He has studied and performed in Brazil with forró’s greatest names—Dominguinhos, Arlindo dos Oito Baixos, and Camarão. His Pé de Serra All-Stars mixes raw energy with virtuosity. With Rob Curto–accordion; Adriano Santos–drums; Mike LaValle–bass, and Davi Vieira and Zé Mauricio–percussion.

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 by Olivier Conan.

Cities Are Natural (Composition Two)

As part of Pioneer Works' Second Sundays open house event, Clocktower artist-in-residence Melissa F. Clarke presents field recordings from the Red Hook area and two experimental, techno-house performances, curated by She was Freaks (Mike Sheffield), featuring Plebeian (Andrew Nerviano) and CienFuegos (Alex Suárez). Staged inside Clarke's Cities Are Natural residency studio space at Pioneer Works, Plebeian and CienFuegos's sound performances interact with Clarke's video installation made of glass, paper, and metal. Each set is introduced by a short vignette of field recordings and visualized data taken from the local environment. Plebeian Brooklyn-based Andrew Nerviano combines electronics, pedals, and fuzz, to create complex house music. His electronic music project revolves around live hardware performance of sample-based sequencers, analog synthesizer, and external effects processors. Stylistically, the project aims to combine cut-up technique, dense rhythmic layering, and noisy psychedelia into a singular brand of techno. CienFuegos
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Patriot Games with OBAMALLAMADINGDONG, Doe Biden, and American Justice

June 14th is Flag Day, and in celebration of The Read, Right and True, Radio Rossi presents this edition for your #trashDay listening pleasure. No one is safe from the gleeful trash talk of visual artists Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner—not President Obama, not Uncle Sam, not Sallie Mae, not even Lady Liberty herself. And with performance artist Kanene Holder on deck as American Justice, shit is bound to get unreal. Recorded at Pioneer Works on June 14th, 2015.
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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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