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Second Sundays: Streamcast & Open House, October 2014

Clocktower Radio joins in the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities with a reception in our studios as we record artist interviews and stream the performances live for the October 2014 edition. Plus....

Free, Live Music, Open Studios, Exhibitions & Food featuring artists in residence: Young New Yorkers, Robyn Hasty, David Horowitz, Emily Spivak, and the exhibition THE OLDEST LIVING THINGS IN THE WORLD, photographs by Rachel Sussman.

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.

With performances (streamed live on Clocktower Radio) by:

CUDDLE MAGIC: Chamber Pop band Cuddle Magic uses a quirky blend of instruments to create complex arrangements of deceptively simple folk melodies with perpetually shifting rhythms. In spite of the ensemble’s large size and wide-ranging instrumentation, their music is spacious and accessible. Subtle vocal interplay, inventive orchestration, and wry and surreal lyrics combine to create music at once dreamlike and powerfully direct. Their latest album featured their collaboration with acclaimed toy pianist Phyllis Chen.

BROOKLYN QAWWALI PARTY: Inspired by recordings of the late great Sufi singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, Brook Martinez founded Brook’s Qawwali Party in 2004 as an experiment. What would happen if New York jazz musicians were to play and improvise around the melodies of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan? From this idea, Brooklyn Qawwali Party was born. BQP consists of five horns, three percussionists, guitar, acoustic bass and harmonium. The exuberant sound of BQP has been enthusiastically welcome across the globe.

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.

High, Medium, & Low Tech

The Clocktower's David Weinstein hosts three artists using technology in completely different ways, from archaic to futuristic, with Benjamin Lazar Davis of Cuddle Magic, Theremin virtuoso Dorit Chrysler, and multimedia storyteller Alex Verhaest. These interviews took place in the Clocktower Radio studios at Pioneer Works during the October 2014 Second Sundays open house. Cuddle Magic performed a set of music, Chrysler talks about her role in developing a music department, and Verhaest is an artist in residence.
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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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