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Second Sundays: Streamcast & Open House May 2015

Clocktower joins the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities with a transformative performance integrating glass, paper, metal, and cello from artist-in-residence Melissa F. Clarke and Transmissions, Long Tones in A and E, an interactive performance piece featuring ten-musicians and a cellphone app, organized by artist Pat Noecker aka RAFT.

Clocktower also hosts a reception in our studios as we record artist interviews and stream performances live. Tune in or stop by! Here's the menu...

#TRASHDAY: 4PM
Tune in for satire and social commentary by visual artists Kenya (Robinson) and Doreen Garner, as they talk shit about trash, share music and clips, and create a holistic sonic artwork by elevating the vernacular of urban fiction, reality television, gossip publications, social dance, and fashion. This special Mother's Day edition features the first #hoodMagic gift basket giveaway, music from Shanaz Dorsett, from her EP, Mother Tongue, and, of course, the hosts, k (Rob) + Doe Derek, waxing poetic on the ratchetry of the innawebs.

MELISSA F. CLARKE: 5PM
Clocktower's artist-in-residence presents a collaborative performance with fellow artists Leila Bordreuil and Byron Westbrook. Creating sounds through both unusual and traditional mediums like glass, paper, metal, the cello, and electronic instruments, the performers integrate their individual voices with each other as well as with the building's infrastructure.

PITCHBLAK BRASS BAND: 6:30PM
PitchBlak Brass Band is a Brooklyn-based 10-piece band of vibrant collective of young musicians, composers and artists, fusing hip-hop with funk, rock, jazz and classical influences. Their rich brass harmonies, lyrical hooks, tongue-twisting raps, and rhythms make your blood race.

XENIA RUBINOS: 8PM
Xenia Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Xenia’s sound grows from a wide range of influences, from Caribbean rhythms and beat music to minimalism and indie rock, all delivered with a soulful punk aura.

TRANSMISSIONS, LONG TONES IN A AND: E 9PM
The event explores the potential of technology, the power of sound and the joy of collective expression. Ten musicians are installed throughout the building, each player positioned in order to allow individual voices to be heard alongside the one voice of Transmissions, while a specially designed app encourages audience participation in the piece.

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.

Second Sundays: Xenia Rubinos and Pitch Black Brass Band

Clocktower Radio's live recording of the monthly Pioneer Works open house, featuring concerts of dynamic and danceable music from singer Xenia Rubinos and Brooklyn-based, brass collective PitchBlak Brass Band. Rubinos uses her powerful voice to create beats and melodies from scratch. Her sound grows from a wide range of influences--Caribbean rhythms and beat music to minimalism and indie rock--all delivered with a soulful punk aura. Like Rubinos, the vibrant young singers, composers, and artists of PitchBlak Brass Band draw from and fuse a slew of musical genres like hip-hop, funk, rock, jazz and classical. Their rich brass harmonies, lyrical hooks, tongue-twisting raps, and rhythms make your blood race.
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Second Sundays: Streamcast September 2015

Clocktower Radio joins the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities this September, with a full menu of online listening! Tune in to clocktower.org/listen to hear: #trashDAY: BACKpack TO SCHOOL 2-4PM Edumacation, that good sense, motherwit, street smarts, knowledge of selfie determination, book learning –- the Tribe Called Quest for understanding is a Neverending Story for Professor k(Rob) + Dr. Doe Derek. September's Second Sunday offers an audio syllabus to get your mind right, prepping all you Jungle Brothers and sisters for the Leaders of The New School year. The #trashDAY duo are digging in the crates, searching for classic cuts of backpack rapper’s delight and talk shit through the pair's first ever TWO HOUR episode of #trashDAY for Clocktower Radio...DING DING, school's in, bitches. JMC Aggregate and Gravesend Recordings 4-5PM
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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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