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Second Sundays: Streamcast & Open House, June 2014

The Clocktower joins in the activities of Pioneer Works' 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 be able to explore "Landfill", James Mercer's speculative project about waste management. On view through June 15, 2014.

Radio Streamcast Live! Clocktower Radio will stream interviews and music throughout the event. Just click our LISTEN button to tune in.

SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music/DJ, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. Open art & science studios start at 5PM and live music curated by Olivier Conan starts at 7PM.

MUSIC SCHEDULE
AMBROSIA PARSLEY & THE ELEGANT TOO – 7PM
Singer and songwriter Ambrosia Parsley is probably best known for the work she did with her band Shivaree. Their first album was described by Pitchfork as “spooked Americana full of eclectic sounds and randy songs about spankings and cannibals.“Their song Goodnight Moon attained cult status after being featured on the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill 2. Ambrosia has now teamed up with Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez who, as the Elegant Too, have produced work for Yoko Ono, Ray Davies and others. Ambrosia has just released her first album in seven years-­‐ Weeping Cherry. “Sly and elegant", Jon Pareles, NY Times.


SLAVIC SOUL PARTY! – 9PM
"Madcap rhythms, hyperactive horns, a sense of the absurd, and just a hint of abstract jazz" - NPR
Slavic Soul Party has create an acoustic mash-up of Balkan and Gypsy sounds with North American music, weaving the gospel, techno, funk, dub, jazz, and Latin influences of New York's neighborhoods seamlessly into a Balkan brass setting. SSP!'s music has won the ear of fans and musicians on both sides of the Atlantic, and their tunes have been learned by Serbian brass stars Boban Markovic Orkestar and New Orleans funk sensations Galactic, among others. In addition to touring throughout the US and Europe, SSP! holds down a residency every Tuesday in Brooklyn, which has become a destination for music fans from around the world. They have performed at Babylon (Istanbul) with the Karandila Orkestar, at Irving Plaza(New York City) with Gogol Bordello, in Carnegie Hall, in Sing Sing prison, as well as Zimbabwe, Mexico, Macedonia, and Serbia.

OPEN STUDIOS
Pioneer Works’ artists-in-residence open their studios, as part of the event. Residents include Pedro Wirz; Robyn; Joey Frank; Daniel Horowitz; Bradley Pitts; Science Lab; and Clocktower Productions’ newly completed radio station.

Robyn Hasty, Tintype Project

David Weinstein talks with Robyn Hasty about tintype photography, her relationship with Pioneer Works, and her Yearbook--a project where she is spending a year photographing each person from Pioneer Works. A member of the competitive Residency Program, she founded their photography studio. Outside of tintype, Hasty works across a variety of media with other near-obsolete practices in order to capture a sense of "paradox and its reconciliation." She describes herself as "drawn to the tension between fine craft and entropy that arises from the struggle of making with unpredictable results." These photographs come from her Homeland series where she travelled across the country photographing people living-off-the-grid. Her studio is available to view June 8, 2014 for Second Sundays from 5 to 7 PM, and onwards. Check out her website here.
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Second Sundays: Ambrosia Parsley & Slavic Soul Party

Ambrosia Parsley with the Elegant Too and Slavic Soul Party recorded live at Pioneer Works on June 8, 2014. Singer and songwriter Ambrosia Parsley is probably best known for the work she did with her band Shivaree. Their first album was described by Pitchfork as “spooked Americana full of eclectic sounds and randy songs about spankings and cannibals." Their song "Goodnight Moon" attained cult status after being featured on the soundtrack of Quentin Tarantino's Kill Bill 2. Ambrosia has now teamed up with Chris Maxwell and Phil Hernandez who, as the Elegant Too, have produced work for Yoko Ono, Ray Davies and others. Ambrosia has just released her first album in seven years-­‐ Weeping Cherry.
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