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G. Lucas Crane

Moral Kombat: Darren "Driphouse" Ho vs. G Lucas Crane

G Lucas Crane brought with him a custom built tape deck and teal headphones converted into a microphone worn like a snorkel mask. Darren Ho played a synthesizer he had made that was the size of a breadbox. Ho's electronic vibrations, paired with Crane's wailing vocals and tape mixing, created a haunted underwater sound that permeated both floors of the gallery. After the performance, the crowd waited in partial silence as the Moral Magistrate came to a decision, and ultimately, G Lucas Crane was declared the winner.

Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.
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Moral Kombat: Taraka and Nimai Larson vs. G Lucas Crane

The second edition of Moral Kombat at the Clocktower Gallery features Taraka and Nimai Larson, two core members of the freak-folk, psychedelic art-band Prince Rama. During their performance, the sisters Larson employed several tactics to direct fate, including ladling soup and scratching G Lucas Crane's tapes. Their intent is yet unknown, however, the Moral Magistrate once again declared Crane's music to be More Moral. Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.

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Moral Kombat: C Spencer Yeh vs. G Lucas Crane

Violin soloist, drone composer, and improvisationalist C Spencer Yeh took on G Lucas Crane in the most ethically fraught Moral Kombat to date. Known for his ability to incorporate the ephemeral and physical elements surrounding a work into his sound compositions, Yeh creates works that are both sensual and expressive. He has performed and collaborated with numerous artists and bands including The New Humans with Vito Acconci, Tony Conrad, Evan Parker, Thurston Moore, Paul Flaherty and Chris Corsano. Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.
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Moral Kombat: Matt Mondanile vs. G Lucas Crane

On March 2, 2011, audio manipulationist G Lucas Crane battled guitarist Matt Mondanile (Ducktails, Real Estate) in a sonic duo that valued heart over volume. In the end, Morality smiled Crane's way once more. Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.

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Moral Kombat: Pete Nolan vs. G Lucas Crane

On Tuesday, May 3, 2011, audio manipulationist G Lucas Crane battled noise rock aficionado Pete Nolan (Magik Markers) in an improvisation presided by the Moral Magistrate. Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn. See part of his performance on the Clocktower's Youtube Channel.
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Moral Kombat: Daniel Carter vs. G Lucas Crane

On Tuesday, May 17, 2011, G Lucas Crane faced off against American Free Jazz virtuoso Daniel Carter to see whose improvisational composition has the most moral rectitude. To listen to the live recording of this performance click here. Daniel Carter is an American free jazz saxophone, flute, clarinet, and trumpet player active mainly in New York City since the early 1970s. Carter is a prolific performer and has recorded or performed with William Parker, Federico Ughi, DJ Logic, The Negatones, Thurston Moore, Yo La Tengo, Soul-Junk, Anne Waldman, Cooper-Moore, and Matthew Shipp, among others. He is a member of the cooperative free jazz groups Test, Other Dimensions In Music, and Ghost Moth. Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.
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Moral Kombat: Sun Araw vs. G Lucas Crane

The Clocktower Gallery presented another installment of Moral Kombat, with LA impresario Sun Araw flying in just to test his ethical metal against the Moral Magistrate. Moral Kombat is organized by G Lucas Crane with Clocktower Gallery Performance and Installation Curator Joe Ahearn.
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Second Sundays: Artist Interviews, December 2014

A collection of interviews recorded as part of our open studio sessions during Pioneer Works Second Sundays in December 2014. Members of Long Distance Poison, creators of long-form electronic music. Hosted by Joe Ahearn. 12 minutes. Brett Swenson, Pioneer Works 2014 artist-in-residence, glassblower, interdisciplinary sculptor, and experimenter. Hosted by Jake Nussbaum. 15 minutes. Christian Joy, costume designer, and textile artist, and veteran of the Clocktower's Anxious Spaces performance festival, and Naomi Clark, painter and member of the Fort Makers collective in Brooklyn discuss their new collaboration. Hosted by Tim Goossens. 20 minutes. Nat Roe, a Silent Barn alumnus, and now executive director of Flux Factory, a mixed-used arts space in Queens. Hosted by Joe Ahearn. 14 minutes. G. Lucas Crane and Nicholas Cummins, Silent Barn conspirators, explain the Party Lab recording project and other sound and noise initiatives. Hosted by Joe Ahearn. 21 minutes.
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