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residencies

Greg Fox: Before Te End

Clocktower resident artist Greg Fox is a drummer, a solo performance artist, and a self-taught student of Taoism and I Ching. Fox's work for this residency, entitled Before Te End , is the composition of music performance generated through I Ching divination, accompanied by diagrams indicating the interrelation of various aspects of the piece, along with other ephemera brought forth in the process of its creation. Fox also created a radio program in which he conducted and collaged together interviews with other percussionists, titled Drums and Drummers. For his residency performance, Greg performed the composition Before Te End in the context of its companion written work.

Closing celebration for the Clocktower Gallery!

A closing celebration in the Clocktower Gallery's historic building, home to groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, residencies, and radio. After 40 years, this is the absolute final public event for this legendary alternative space. Among some surprises, the festivities include odes to the Clocktower from former Clocktower artists of all generations, and a peek into the future. The event is free and open to the public and RSVP is mandatory, so please do so at the Brown Paper Tickets link below. Featured artists for the event include: Sabisha Friedberg is both a visual artist and composer, who interweaves her dual skills into multifaceted creations. Friedberg is currently an Artist-in-Residence 2013 at ISSUE Project Room and has participated in The Bourges International Electro-Acoustic Music Competition (France). A member of the "DJ elite", DJ Shakey spins with the best of them at venues such as Gemini & Scorpio, Rubulaud, House of Yes, Bass filled Mischief, Dubday Mondays, among many more clubs and events. Greg Fox is a drummer, solo performance artist, composer and self-taught student of Taoism and I Ching. Fox runs the label Infinite Limbs Records and performs in collaboration with bands both internationally and at home in the United States.
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Primal Screams

Clocktower Productions and Times Square Arts are pleased to present Primal Screams, a raucous night of underground bands with strong female forces, featuring Screaming Females, Guardian Alien, and Priests, hosted in the AMC Empire 25 movie theater right in the heart of Times Square. Each defiant performance of howling, shredding, and polyrhythmic drumming is accompanied by the premiere of an eye-popping experimental video work, glowing on the theater’s monumental screen. Click HERE to check out the Primal Screams Video. Zine Fair + DJ Set: 7PM The evening kicks off with a zine fair in the lobby of the theater, organized by Paper Jam, a twice-annual small press, mini-comic, zine spread held at the Silent Barn in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Plus, a live set by DJ Cassie Ramone (of Vivian Girls). Show: 8PM Videos
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Guardian Alien in Times Square

On the eve of their performance at Primal Screams, Clocktower Founder and Director Alanna Heiss and Program Director Joe Ahearn host the band Guardian Alien for a fractal discussion of global travel, the Antarctic, Nico, women-fronted rock bands, and experimental metal. Band members Alex Drewchin and Greg Fox relate their recent trip to Antarctica and the unique soundscape of such a desolate and beautiful place. There, the band collected film footage which forms the basis of their projections in the AMC Times Square theatre for the Primal Screams Event. Plus, a bonus story about Nico and the Velvet Underground, recounted by Alanna Heiss, and Drewchin and Fox's take on the evermore socially inclusive underground scene in Bushwick. Including excerpts from the band's 20-minute epic Spiritual Emergency.
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