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David Weinstein, Program Director
David Weinstein, Program Director

David Weinstein, Clocktower's Program Director, was P.S.1 Director of Public Programs and Managing Director, Art Radio WPS1.org from 2004-2008. Weinstein's career as a composer, performer, and multimedia installation artist has taken him around the globe. His musical works juxtapose sound effects, traditional and non-traditional instruments, synthetic sound, ancient and exotic tunings and noise. As a keyboardist he has recorded and performed with musicians including Shelley Hirsch, Elliott Sharp, John Zorn, Ned Rothenberg, Paul Dresher, Rhys Chatham and many others from Arto Lindsay to Zeena Parkins. Weinstein also makes theatrical, installation and site-specific multimedia pieces and is expert in computer assisted audio and animation including streaming and interactive media. His multimedia collaborations with video artist Doris Vila earned them a jury prize at Ars Electronica in 2002 and a NYSCA grant in 2004. Born in Chicago in 1954, David Weinstein studied music composition at the University of Illinois with Ben Johnston and Salvatore Martirano. A founder of the New York new music series Roulette, he co-directed the day-to-day operations from 1978 to 1994. He has taught music, sound and multimedia at The School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Yale and the City University of New York. He has worked as a consultant, panelist, curator and organizer for arts organizations and companies from Morgan Stanley to MTV. He has lived in Brooklyn since 1979.

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Experimental Composers

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101 Episodes

Emerging and established innovators share their work. These programs are usually a combination of an interview with a far-reaching perspective on the artist's career, some recordings illustrating this history, and something new. Open territory.

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Living Live, A Radio Exhibition

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101 Episodes

A 6-part radio series designed to accompany the summer 2014 exhibition by the artist Peter Coffin entitled Living, on view at Red Bull Studios New York. The series underscores themes of the exhibit and includes a strong radio culture component.

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Impossible Music

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101 Episodes

Music and mixes that aspire to challenge you, surprise you, tickle you, jostle you, and to crack you open and put you back together again.

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Radial Grooves

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Impossible Music

A comparison between two wildly different and profoundly connected works in which the composer sets rules for the band to play freely around a central pulse. In one, the players are almost all musical legends. In the other, they are mostly unknown.

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In The Garden of Sonic Delights

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Experimental Composers

Composers and installation artists Annea Lockwood, Ranjit Bhatnagar, and Stephan Moore talk about a major exhibition of site-specific sound artworks in and around Caramoor Center and Westchester County. With sound examples. Show closes Nov. 2, 2014.

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Judith Eloise Hooper & Peter Barnett, BWAC

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Clocktower Interviews

David Weinstein hosts Brooklyn Waterfront Artists Coalition (BWAC) manager and curator Judith Eloise Hooper and participating artist Peter Barnett on the occasion of their 2014 ceramics show entitled Art in Clay II: Figuratively Speaking.

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Rachel Barnard, Young New Yorkers

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

Rachel Barnard sits down in the Clocktower studio at Pioneer Works to discuss her public art project, Young New Yorkers, which utilizes art space and workshops as an alternative to incarceration for convicted teenagers.

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Living Live: Radio Underground & Beyond

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Living Live, A Radio Exhibition

Conversation, anecdotes, memories, tales of horror and wonder, and specially selected samples from a diverse group of New York Web radio producers, DJs, and activists recorded Sept. 3, 2014. Brilliant, ballsy, insightful, and delightful.

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Living Live: The Art of the Soundtrack

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Living Live, A Radio Exhibition

Devon E Levins of Morricone Youth (East Village Radio) and Fabio Roberti of Strength Through Failure (WFMU Radio) talk soundtrack history, technique, gossip, and treasure hunting followed by 2+ hours of amazing scores they picked specially for us.

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Ebe Oke, OBID

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

The composer, performer, poet, and Clocktower artist-in-residence premiered the first of four planned movements for OBID, his string quartet inspired by birds and synæsthesia, at Pioneeer Works in July 2014. An interview with the artist follows.

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Second Sundays: Five Interviews

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

Interviews recorded at Pioneer Works on June 8, 2014 during the monthly day long open house highlighting the variety of activities including poetry, photography, music, intervention, environment, and the science lab's current favorite, 3D scanning.

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Robyn Hasty, Tintype Project

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

A chat about tintype, 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.

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Opera director Doug Fitch from Giants Are Small and conductor Jonathan Stockhammer from Collegium Novum Zurich discuss Dada, silent films, anti-art, and Zurich Meets New York: A Festival of Swiss Ingenuity taking place from 16-23 May 2014.

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Kentler International Drawing Space

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Clocktower Interviews

Florence Neal, co-founder of the Red Hook gallery dedicated to drawings and works on paper since 1990, tells the tale of her neighborhood, artists, medium, and, of course, the hurricane. The gallery is holding a benefit auction on May 17, 2014.

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Aeronautics, recycling, garbage, and fiction are the subjects discussed by artists and activists during this radio session hosted by Clocktower Radio during the Pioneer Works monthly open house.

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