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After Hours: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Plume, for Biba Bell

A live score created for movement and modular synthesis by Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe for Plume, a collaborative performance with modern dancer Biba Bell. For this collaborative project, Lowe's modular synthesizer patch piece was built to act as a physical and gestural partner to the dance. The event took place at the R Lounge in Times Square on February 19th, 2014.

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe is an artist and composer that works with spontaneous music and voice, often under the moniker of Lichens. Lowe creates patch pieces using modular synthesizers and tonal vocal work with a focus on live performance and recordings. His interest lies in the physicality of sound, much in the way of ecstatic music. These sonic creations rely on the sensitivity of analogue modular systems to echo the organic nature of vocal expression, in order to create a trancelike state and usher in a deeper listening through sound and feeling.

As an artist in residence at EMPAC, Robert produced in collaboration with Sabrina Ratté, Peradam, a performance piece for modular synthesis (both audio and video) and voice. Through collaboration Robert has worked with Ben Russell, Ben Rivers, Sabrina Ratté, Rose Lazar, Hisham Akira Bharoocha, Tarek Atoui, Evan Calder Williams, Lucky Dragons, Doug Aitken, Patrick Smith, Monica Baptista, Kevin Martin, Chris Johanson, Tyondai Braxton, David Scott Stone, and Rose Kallal, as well as many others.


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


Clocktower Exhibits & Events is home to an archive of interviews with artists, curators, musicians, organizers, and more who have participated in Clocktower exhibitions and events throughout our organization’s history.

Many of the below recordings were documented while Clocktower was in the midst of a transformation. The original name, The Clocktower Gallery, was given to the exhibition, residency, and performance space in TriBeCa, founded by alternative spaces movement pioneer Alanna Heiss in 1972. After 2001, the Clocktower Gallery re-inaugurated its exhibition programming in 2005 as part of MoMA/PS1 and, after 2008, under the auspices of Art International Radio. In 2013, we moved on from our downtown Manhattan location, and have since renamed the organization Clocktower Productions, a title which encompasses our radio, exhibition, and event programming.

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.

NB: Clocktower Radio was launched by MoMA/PS1 in 2004 as the Web's first art radio station. It has been independent since 2009 and is licensed to host content created under PS1 management. Programs produced prior to 2011 may refer to our earlier URLs and station IDs, including,, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section. 


Times Square Arts


This channel features a selection of programs produced in collaboration with our partner organization Times Square Arts, a division of New York's Times Square Alliance.