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People Get Ready



People Get Ready and their producer, Greg Saunier (of Deerhoof), sat down with host Joe Ahearn to discuss their studio projects here at the Clocktower, as well as past and future projects. The band's signature style is characterized by choreographed dance moves and innovative recording and performing techniques. Greg and the band teamed up after he attended one of their live performances, where he was taken with this creative approach to music. When the two finally banded forces, the balance of in-studio spontaneity and technical audio structure made for a fine-tuned product.

The songs were no more than sketches when they arrived, and after three months in the Clocktower recording studio they became a great basis for the vocals they will be creating during a residency at Arizona State University. People Get Ready used their surroundings to its full potential by recording in the space's closets, playing with the natural range of echos in the Clocktower and other nonconventional recording techniques. In the recording process, the band typically would use short segments of their musical pieces and isolate them to create an incredibly specific "sound vision."

We hear the band's tracks Three Strangers and Windy Cindy from their previous album and teasers created during their summer of 2013 studio projects.

 

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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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