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David Weinstein, Clocktower Board Member, was Program Director from 2009-15, MoMA/PS1 Director of Public Programs and Managing Director of its radio station, Art Radio WPS1.org, from 2004-2008. He was also curatorial director of PS1's summer concert series, WarmUp, in 2007-08. 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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Playing Hooky

Radio Series
135 Episodes

Grab your headphones, chill out, and play hooky with our live in-studio performance series, featuring music, interviews, and experimentations from musicians across all genres. This is the home for the show announcements and recordings.

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The Mystique of Downtown Culture

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135 Episodes

A Clocktower Radio mini-series and podcast spotlighting the voices of artists, entrepreneurs, cultural activists, observers, aficionados, and documentarians who have influenced, experienced, preserved, or embraced the "downtown" cultural perspective.

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Impossible Music

Radio Series
135 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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Living Live, A Radio Exhibition

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135 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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Experimental Composers

Radio Series
135 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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Playing Hooky 2016: Horse Lords

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Playing Hooky

The minimalist, experimental outfit joined the Playing Hooky crew for an intensely technical rock set and conversation about their musical practice. Performed live from the shipping container studio in the garden of Pioneer Works on July 22, 2016.

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Playing Hooky 2016: Wume

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Playing Hooky

Expansive sound and polyrhythmic structures pervade the Wume duo's one hour set, which was performed live straight from the shipping container/recording studio in the serene garden at Pioneer Works.

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Fire Over Heaven: The Guitar Show

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Experimental Composers

Live performances from the Outpost Gallery by the Icelandic singer/songwriter Jófríður, Kentucky-born Brooklynite and finger-style guitarist JR Bohannon, multi-instrumentalist Shahzad Ismaily, and the Bhutan-born, Derek Bailey-influenced Tasha Dorji.

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The Colab Vinyl Mix

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Experimental Composers

A mix of no-wave, hip hop, anti-pop, punk and noise that provided the soundtrack to the Colab social art actions of the 80s, assembled by Sandra Seymour, Mark C, and Robert Goldman (Bobby G). Part of an exhibit at Printed Matter April 15-May 15 2016.

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John Oswald, Plunderphonics

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Impossible Music

John Oswald is a Canadian composer, saxophonist, and media artist who coined the term "plunderphonics" to describe his craft appropriating, scrambling, reconfiguring, and collaging pieces of music. This is the 1989 edition that was banned in Canada.

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Svjetlana Bukvich, Beyond Evolution

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Impossible Music

A conversation and listening session with the composer whose blend of classical tradition, high tech production, and electronic dance energy with her native Balkan culture, tradition, language, and spirit is a reflection of her embrace of life.

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An evening of music for woodwinds and electronics by three soloists from a concert series at Outpost Artists Resources in Ridgewood, Queens in December 2015, curated by Greg Fox.

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Robert Ashley, Quicksand

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Experimental Composers

Steve Paxton, Mimi Johnson, & Tom Hamilton in a conversation about and musical illustrations from the last opera by composer, raconteur, and memory sculptor Robert Ashley in advance of the premier of his final work at The Kitchen in Jan.-Feb. 2016.

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Philip Miller, Refuse the Hour

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Experimental Composers

A conversation plus musical illustrations with South African composer Philip Miller, a longtime collaborator of the artist and compatriot William Kentridge as they mounted their multimedia extravaganza as part of BAM's 2015 Next Wave Festival.

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Critical Run: Today's Emergencies

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Clocktower Radio Profiles

Artist/activist Thierry Geoffroy (aka Colonel) and co-curator Tijana Miskovic discuss their international art debate event just before its launch in New York starting from the Manhattan side of the Williamsburg Bridge at 3pm, Sunday 15 November 2015.

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