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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Our Focus On Puerto Rico residency is now in full swing!



Second Sundays: Streamcast & Open House, September 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 September 2014 edition. Plus...

FREE, Live Music, Open Studios, Exhibitions & Food featuring artists in residence: Young New Yorkers, Robyn Hasty, Daniel 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):

MARTHA REDBONE blends Appalachian elements with soul and funk and her deep Native American roots. She started out her career as a junior Funkadelic, indie soul pioneer and a woman noted for exploring the wilder side of rhythm & blues. Her latest project, however, re-invents the poetry of William Blake with an all Americana backdrop and vintage Nashville production values.

HAZMAT MODINE plays the kind of Blues one might have found in a whorehouse in New Orleans had the city been built on the Black Sea. The eight piece band includes a panoply of harmonicas, accordions, tuba, drums, guitars, and a horn section. Occasional guests play such exotic instruments as the Chinese mouth-organ, the bass sax and the normaphone.

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.

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 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.