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Joe Ahearn

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Photo by Jake Chessum.
Photo by Jake Chessum.

Joe Ahearn, Curator, is an explorer of the interdependence between lifestyle, community, and arts practice. Since 2008 he has been a resident curator of the Brooklyn/Queens performance and arts collective Silent Barn, a leading voice in the new national network of music spaces. Ahearn spent six years as the Managing Director of Showpaper, a non-profit, bi-weekly arts and music newsprint. Ahearn is a frequent participant on panels and public programs focusing on the "DIY" phenomenon. He is also expert in inter-organizational, multi-disciplinary, and collaborative cultural events based in unusual locations throughout the city.

Radio Featuring Joe Ahearn

Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

Radio Series
66 Episodes

Jam Sandwich is how it sounds: A ridiculously awesome super sandwich of some favorite jams. You could say Joe is one piece of bread and that Ginny is the other, working in concert to hold together some of the freshest ingredients on the radio.

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Playing Hooky

Radio Series
66 Episodes

Clocktower Radio's weekly live in-studio performance series featuring musicians of all ages and styles, from cowboy music to pure noise. Recorded in our Red Hook studios at Pioneer Works and offered as a distraction from the mid-week blues.

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Anxious Spaces: Zero to Infinity

Radio
Clocktower Exhibits & Events

A playlist from the independent projects of artists and performers involved in the Zero to 0 installation at Clocktower's 2014 Anxious Spaces Performance Festival, including Hisham Bharoocha (Boredrums), Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs), and more.

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The Spookfish

Radio
Playing Hooky

Brooklyn based Daniel Goldberg (aka The Spookfish) performs a song cycle based on his urban adventures and encounters. Dream pop singer/songwriter Emily Reo joins in on the keyboard for this in-studio session.

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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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John Mejias, I'm Wurried +

Radio
Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Artist interviews and a premiere performance of the shadow puppet play, I'm Wurried, based on recordings of art educator John Mejias' students in which the children tell their greatest fears. Mejias colorfully narrates the panoply of anxieties.

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Tara Jane O'Neil Live

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Joe Ahearn sits down with Tara Jane O'Neil before her performance in the main gallery. This multi instrumentalist talks about her time in the Clocktower, musical collaborations, and what goes on after office hours. recording from the show included.

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Crystal Stokowski, Shark's Tooth

Radio
Clocktower Exhibits & Events

The artist's 2013installation room at the Clocktower was a participatory, multi-sensory and colorful mix of silk screening, sewing, wood burning, assembled and mixed fabrics and materials, thrift shop and discarded scraps reconstitued.

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People Get Ready

Radio
Clocktower Exhibits & Events

The innovative and dynamic quartet, People Get Ready, discuss about their studio projects work at the Clocktower, their past and continuing projects and nonconventional recording techniques. Tracks from their previous album and teasers are played.

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Chelpa Ferro

Radio
Experimental Composers

Joe Ahearn interviews members of the Brazilian multimedia collective, Chelpa Ferro, and Instituto de Cultura Contemporânea (ICCo) artistic director, Daniel Rangel. The group talks about their work and newest release, Chelpa Ferro 3.

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Weekend, The Band

Radio
Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Interviews with the members of the band Weekend about the release of their new album, Jinx, The SoSo Glos' Ryan Levine on their shared manager (Shmanagement), and Asif Ahmed on his beginnings with Weekend and his work with other bands as wel

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The Music Box, New Orleans

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Emerging Underground

An experimental architectural and music installation in New Orleans which has been the product of an evolving collaboration between artists. Joe Ahearn interviews the curator and project contributors like Japanther, plus music and field recordings.

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Lily Padula's SHOWPAPER

Radio
Joe & Ginny's Jam Sandwich

From DIY venues, kid's basements, and outdoor park concerts, tracks dug up from buzzy names like Parquet Courts, Sharon Van Etten, and Miho Hitori, to breaking new kids, old friends, and track staples. Art by Brooklyn illustrator Lily Padula.

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Peals & Romantic States

Radio
Clocktower Exhibits & Events

An electro-ambient in-studio music performance by Baltimore based bands Peals and Romantic States live in the Clocktower's main gallery. The performance is followed by an interview where both bands discuss the idiosyncrasies of their work.

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John Orth, Holopaw

Radio
Emerging Underground

A discussion of musical and artistic projects with the Gainesville, Florida-based singer/bandmember, F.L.A. gallery operator, Modest Mouse collaborator, and friend of the Clocktower, recorded during his adventure with the Headscapes show. Plus music!

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