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Lea Bertucci, Recorded Live

In the June 10, 2014 installation of Playing Hooky, our livestream in-studio performance series, Brooklyn noise and improv bass clarinetist, Lea Bertucci, stops by the studio to deliver an inspiring set and talk with host Willis Arnold. Lea's mastery of the bass clarinet is apparant throughout the set, as well as her ability to manipulate the resonance in order to control feedback and produce a unique result. Lea also fields questions from listeners, explaining how she developed her sound, and the process of transitioning from a classical and jazz background to a more abstract sound.

Bertucci is an interdisciplinary artist working with photography, video, installation and sound. The emphasis of her work lies in the creative description of space, whether through light, movement, or sound. She is a 2007 Tierney Fellow and holds a degree in Photography from Bard College. She is one half of the (now disbanded) experimental music duo TwistyCat and enjoys the creative use of obsolete technologies.

Playing Hooky is Clocktower's live in-studio performance series featuring musicians of all ages and styles from cowboy music to pure noise. Recorded in our Red Hook studios at Pioneer Works and offered as a distraction from the mid-week blues.


Clocktower Exhibits & Events


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. .

Playing Hooky


Playing Hooky is a bi-monthly, live in-studio performance series, streamed on Clocktower Radio at The programs are offered as a distraction from the work-week blues, and recorded, collected, and posted to this page with insightful interviews with the performers. Past episodes include performances from Frankie Cosmos, Helado Negro, Ikue Mori, Ned Rothenberg, and many more. 2016 Summer Line-Up: May 13, 4pm - James Brandon Lewis May 20, 4pm - Guerilla Toss June 3rd, 4pm - Bob Bellerue June 17, 4pm - Ava Mendoza July 1, 4pm - Wume July 22, 4pm - Horse Lords August 19, 4pm - Greg Fox