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Joe Ahearn

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Photo by Jake Chessum.
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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
76 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
76 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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Chris Kontos DJ Set

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IdeasCity Radio

A live interview and DJ set by Chris Kontos of Kennedy Magazine, exploring Athens as a city through music of Kontos's own selection.

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THE BOY

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IdeasCity Radio

Recorded live at IdeasCity Athens, local musician and film director THE BOY (aka Alexandros Voulgaris) plays a set of Greek tracks (with all-Greek lyrics!) from the obscure pop music scene.

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The trio go over their long histories together while touring Robinson's 2016 exhibition, describing their first meeting while Deitch worked the front desk at John Weber Gallery, up to Deitch's return to his historic Wooster Street exhibition space.

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Data, Science, and the City

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IdeasCity Radio

Data artist and designer Ekene Ijeoma speaks with Daanish Masood, of the BeAnotherLab art/science collective that merges neuroscience with performance and VR, in a discussion on the intersection of data, science, and the city led by Joe Ahearn.

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Guardian Alien in Times Square

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Clocktower's Alanna Heiss and Joe Ahearn host the band Guardian Alien for a fractal discussion of global travel, the Antarctic, Nico, women-fronted rock bands, and experimental metal. With excerpts from the band's 20-minute epic, Spiritual Emergency.

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Second Sundays: June 2015 Mixtape

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

Clocktower Radio's monthly collection of interviews and musical moments from the Pioneer Works open house festivities featuring artists, musicians, DJs, and special guests. Here are the highlights from that event.

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MVT3: Nick Chatfield-Taylor, Jay Buim, and Joe Ahearn

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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

Nick Chatfield-Taylor, Jay Buim, and Joe Ahearn on MVT3, a one-night only event of curated music videos screened in living room set-ups, harking back to the lost age of huddling around the TV and discovering new music with friends.

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Second Sundays: Artist Interviews, December 2014

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Pioneer Works Radio Channel

A collection short artist talks with Aurora Halal of Sustain-Release, experimenter Brett Swenson, Christian Joy & Naomi Clark, Nat Roe of Flux Factory, video man Julian Bozeman, Long Distance Poison, the efflorescent G Lucas Crane and more.

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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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Anxious Spaces: Zero to Infinity

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Knockdown Center Radio Channel

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, Recorded Live

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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 +

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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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