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Living Live: The Free Music Archive & WFMU Radio

Clocktower Radio's Jeannie Hopper hosts Ken Freedman and Jason Sigal of WFMU at Red Bull Studios New York as part of our summer long 2014 Living Live streamcast and viewing party produced in partnership with artist Peter Coffin. Freedman and Sigal are the founders of the Free Music Archive, a unique and interactive library of over 75,000 high-quality, legal audio downloads.

Sigal and Freedman enlighten listeners on the origins and purpose of the FMA, a result of exploring Creative Commons and a reaction to huge royalty collections that resulted from the rise of Internet radio streaming. The archives not only give a home to a vast amount of free and accessible audio files, but allow listeners to explore and curate the content based on genre, member tastes, etc. We also hear playlists of indie and experimental music pulled from the FMA, including tracks by Dustin Wong, Quarta 330, Karina Buhr, White Fence, and Neon Indian.

Ken Freedman is WFMU Station Manager and self-described DJ, Red Sea Pedestrian, Self-Hating Atheist, Skier, Proud New Jerseyan and bubbling cauldron of rage

Jason Sigal is the founding director of the Free Music Archive, an expert in alternative copyrights and digital distribution, a WFMU DJ, and a member of the band Lame Drivers.


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


Living Live, A Radio Exhibition


A 6-part radio series designed to accompany the summer 2014 exhibition by the artist Peter Coffin entitled Living, on view at Red Bull Studios New York. The series underscores themes of the exhibit--such as psychedelia and film soundtracks--and includes a strong radio culture component which is a passion of the artist. Conceived and curated by Coffin, Clocktower Director Alanna Heiss, and the Clocktower Radio crew, the series aired live from Red Bull Studios throughout the summer of 2014 as the space was transformed into a broadcast and viewing party. About the exhibition: LIVING   An exhibition by Peter Coffin  June 18 - September 14  At Red Bull Studios New York 220 West 18 Street, New York City