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Javelin Cowboy Music



Filmmaker Mike Anderson and band Javelin collaborate to create this mix of vinyl and other sadly forgotten magic music from the old west. Canyon Candy, made specially for ARTonAIR.com by Javelin, includes tracks byLegends Of The West, Montana Slim, Slim Whitman, Robin Lee, Johnny Bond, Johnny Cash, Joe Meek, The Golden Girls Of The Golden West and others.

This show includes a bonus track from the exhibitions' opening performance, the soundtrack to their music video vinyl release, and an interview with Clocktower's Gallery's Curator of Performance and Installation,Joe Ahearn. Joe catches up with Javelin to discuss how their Clocktower project came to life, and brought New Yorkers an environment rarely experienced in the concrete jungle. They examine the evolution of their music from sample-obsessed electronic grooves, to the forgotten sounds of the American West, culminating in Canyon Candy, the album. They also discuss one-dollar records, the power of soundscapes, the relationship between the installation and the album and the inspiration both pieces lent to one another.
 

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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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