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Experimental Composers



Clocktower is one of the few radio stations in the world supporting experimentations in music, and this is where you will find concerts and profiles with artists who explore the edges of genre and technique.

 

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Experimental Composers

Artists who explore the edges of genre and technique.
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She Resonates

She Resonates is a podcast series about advocacy through political action and sound, produced by Las Marías and Merche Blasco.
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Blank Forms

Blank Forms is a curatorial platform dedicated to the presentation and preservation of time-based performance practices, with emphasis on ephemeral practices that fall outside conventional institutional support systems and consequently risk remaining inaccessible, minimally documented and obscure. Through a variety of curatorial approaches, including public performances, online and print publishing, exhibitions, workshops, seminars and residencies, Blank Forms crafts a robust support structure for both the artist and the presentation of their work.
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Site : Sound, A Sonic Portrait

A sonic portrait of performances, site-specific lectures, and acousting happenings from series Site : Sound.
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Soft Series

Born from the collaborative partnership between composer-performers Melissa Grey and David Morneau, this program is an eclectic mix of emerging and experimental sounds recorded live from concerts held at NoMad loft in New York, NY.
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Experimental Intermedia Concerts

A radio series of programs recorded at Experimental Intermedia Foundation (EI), the legendary, influential downtown New York loft venue, incubator, showcase, and community center for composers and experimenters in the arts, known for being first and best at presenting (and recording!) new music and new media since the 70s. The concert series is programmed and produced by composer Phill Niblock who has been directing presentations at Experimental Intermedia since 1973 (well over 1,000 performances) and he is the curator of EI's XI Records label. In 1993, he opened a satellite space with window gallery in Ghent, Belgium. For more on the concert series, recordings, archives, and other intermedia adventures of Phill Niblock around the globe visit the Experimental Intermedia Foundation site. This radio project is a partnership between Experimental Intermedia Foundation and The Clocktower Gallery and its radio station at ARTonAIR.org. The series is produced and managed with the generous efforts of Byron Westbrook.
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Clocktower Exhibits & Events

The Clocktower Gallery was founded by the alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After a hiatus as a gallery space (after the Sept. 11, 2001 events nearby), the Clocktower Gallery reinaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of the newly founded Art International Radio (now Clocktower Productions). Clocktower Exhibits is home to interviews with and performances by its exhibitions' participating artists and curators over these many years.

For more Clocktower history, listen to The Clocktower Oral History Project, in which such figures as Vito Acconci, Bill Beirne, Colette, Jeffrey Deitch, Mary Heilmann, Jene Highstein, Ann Magnuson, Richard Nonas and Joel Shapiro reflect upon their experiences with this unique New York space. Organized by artist Nancy Hwang for the Fall 2009 AVANT-GUIDE TO NYC: Discovering Absence exhibition at apexart. .
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HEARwHERE

Sound artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver take to the road to explore the manner in which one's sense of identity is sharpened by suspension of place during a voyage. Our sense of community in the world - whether as part of a neighborhood, a workplace, or an interest-based community - is built from familiar cues and interaction with sights, sounds, and other stimuli. On the road these cues are disconnected and one necessarily becomes a citizen of a wider world, the planet itself. Captured within these audio journeys are varying locales and places of connection and transition: airport lounges, walkways between buildings, and journeys between cities where a sense of place is fractured and re-arranged. Bradley and Weaver's audio collages feature narratives from a collection of cassette audio diaries, soundscapes, overheard music and snippets of conversation, all in service to the larger universal context that quietly envelops us all. Artists Fari Bradley and Chris Weaver collaborate across a variety of performance, sculpture, and media practices. They work with experimental music, radio, performance, and sculpture, and, in a world dominated by visual culture, investigate sound as a means to establish and question new sets of social relations between subjects and space.
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Harvestworks Radio

Harvestworks' mission is to present experimental artworks created in collaboration with its Technology, Engineering, Art and Music (TEAM) Lab. The Harvestworks T.E.A.M. Lab supports the creation of art works achieved through the use of new and evolving technologies and provides an environment for experimentation with project consultants, technicians, instructors and innovative practitioners in all branches of the electronic arts. Founded as a not-for-profit organization by artists in 1977, Harvestworks has helped a generation of artists create new works using technology. Harvestworks studios and offices are located at 596 Broadway, #602, New York, NY 10012. Phone: 212-431-1130. The website is www.harvestworks.org.
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Expandable Sound

Expandable Sound is a series of musical portraits exploring how knowledge is created and shared in jazz and improvised music. Radio producers and musicians Alex Lewis and Jake Nussbaum weave intimate interviews of visionary musicians together with their music as well as the music of their peers. A rare chance to listen to iconic musicians tackle their deepest questions head-on, and discover new music in the process.

Questions to consider: What is the blues? Why does improvisation matter? What is the role of spirituality in music? What happens when politics and musical experimentation collide? How does a community shape music, and music shape its community?
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SHOWS

Phew
Robert Ashley, Quicksand
The Great San Bernardino Birthday Party
Erewhon Calling
Piano Jouet Live
Photon Ecstasy Recorded Live
Li Daiguo, Che Chen and David Watson
The Far Becomes Near: When Iron Speaks
The Henning Christiansen Trilogy: Part 1
The Henning Christiansen Trilogy: Part 2
The Confidential Briefing
She Resonates Teaser
Duo Marie with the Bowers-Fader Duo
Maryanne Amacher's Petra
Jean Luc Guionnet
Norbert Rodenkirchen, Robbie Lee, and James Ilgenfritz
Unionizing Babeland / Cecilia Lopez
Subterranean Networks
Prismatic Park: Matana Roberts
Folk Geometry
Listening on the Move
Roscoe Mitchell & Scott Robinson in Conversation
Lea Bertucci, Double Bass Crossfade
Proofreaders
Seth Cluett: Rock, Paper, Zither
Marina Rosenfeld Deployed
Karachi-stan
Pauline Oliveros, Along the Way
Pheeroan akLaff, Meditation with Quest
Tetraphonics: Hubble (Ben Greenberg)