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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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Impossible Music

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116 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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Experimental Composers

Radio Series
116 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

Radio Series
116 Episodes

Take a break from the mid-week blues with our Playing Hooky live in-studio performance series featuring musicians of every generation and style of song, from cowboy ditties to pure noise. Tune in every Wednesday at 1PM, March 18-June 3.

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Living Live, A Radio Exhibition

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116 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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1915 The Armenian Files, Roberto Paci Dalò

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Experimental Composers

The composer's musical reflections on the fragile human environment, historical diasporas, and dramatic mass-movements. 2015 marks a century since events in Armenia that will forever stand to represent the fragility of human society.

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Ikue Mori, Recorded Live

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Playing Hooky

A riveting hour of gentle drones and quirky clicks and blips from the laptop and drum-machine master Ikue Mori. Listen as the former no-wave DNA bandmember elevates the instrument from push button automat to a soaring sonic synaesthesizer.

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Three central figures of American music in conversation together discussing their involvement in the Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians in advance of a series of special concerts and events celebrating 50 years of music and growth.

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Sahra Motalebi, Sounds from Untitled Skies

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Clocktower Radio Profiles

Visual artist, composer, and singer Sahra Motalebi discusses her piece Sounds From Untitled Skies, a spectral collision of memory, concept, and fiction expressed through a series of six staged musical landscape portraits.

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Varispeed: Robert Ashley, Crash

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Experimental Composers

Members of Varispeed discuss their involvement in Robert Ashley's final work, Crash, as they prepare to present the piece at Roulette 15-18 May 2015, with musical excerpts from the piece alongside other recorded treats. Great voices and stories.

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Touria El Glaoui, 1:54 African Art Fair

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

Touria El Glaoui, the director of the African Art fair, talks about her initiative's aim to increase access to African art. The first New York edition of the fair is to to be held during the Frieze Week, from the 15-17th May 2015 at Pioneer Works.

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REVEIL: A 24 Hour Daybreak Broadcast

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Impossible Music

An annual project from the London based collective SoundCamp to broadcast live for 24 hours the sounds of daybreak across the world. This program is a sampler of the 2014 collection. On 2 May 2015 Clocktower Radio will carry the signal.

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Money Lab

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Impossible Music

Edward Einhorn of Theater of Ideas and Jenny Lee Mitchell of the Renaldo The Ensemble demonstrate their economic vaudeville mixture of theater, dance, video, cabaret, opera, puppetry, clowning and games on view March 20 - April 11, 2015 at HERE Arts.

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Zimoun

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Knockdown Center Radio Channel

A conversation and listening session with Swiss installation artist Zimoun onsite with his kinetic sculpture of 250 thin wooden boards, each tied to a rotating motor--a bitforms gallery project--assembled at Knockdown Center through 8 March 2015.

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Clocktower People & Project Updates 2014

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Clocktower Radio Profiles

Interviews with old and new friends and residents of the Clocktower! Lea Bertucci on a multi-channel audio fest, Laura Heymann on social practice, artist Cooper Holoweski on memory, and Nick Chatfield-Taylor with the cast and crew of Dreary Coast.

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Robyn Hasty, Stilt City

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Clocktower Radio Profiles

Artist Robyn Hasty discusses her community art space project as she transforms a hurricane-damaged bungalow in Rockaway Park, New York and the Kickstarter campaign that she is launching on November 20, 2014 with a special event at Pioneer Works.

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