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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


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. .

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