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Delia Gonzalez Live, In Remembrance



For this performance at the Clocktower Gallery in March 2013, Delia Gonzalez performed a synthesizer trio adaptation of her composition, In Remembrance with Bryce Hackford and Alice Cohen with a video projection.

Influenced by a Henry Miller text where the author strives to go back to a world that is brighter than the one we live in -the world which is our inheritance- the piece evokes the tradition of metaphysical channeling, aiming to recreate a hypnotic state amongst its listeners. The performance investigates the possibility of retrieving authentic spiritual experiences from contemporary music. Rooted and Inspired by Afro-Latin religions, which syncretize all manner of cultural materials to represent and channel the power of deities, which represent elemental, natural energies, my performance poses the question of whether music can be used as a substitute for these forces.

In Remembrance incorporates a 16mm experimental dance film that embodies the lyrical trance of ballet, accompanied by a minimal piano composition. Both the ballet and piano music are composed and choreographed by Delia Gonzalez. Like an invocation in ritual magic the composition channels the spirit of dance through music. DFA Records is releasing a special box set edition in 2013.

DFA recording artist Delia Gonzalez (of Delia and Gavin), born in Miami, is a Cuban-American who lives and works between Berlin and NYC. Utilizing a variety of mediums including film, drawing, music, performance and sculpture, Gonzalez’s work constructs a world that encompasses the curving circular times carrying the viewer through organic and celestial worlds.
 

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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 WPS1.org, artonair.org, and Art International Radio. For the complete history of Clocktower Radio, read our Mission & History section. 

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