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RAFT: The Stranger

On April 3, 2012 Pat Noecker took form as The Stranger--a character he plays in Mike Anderson and Javelin's music video Canyon Candy--and merged it with his solo persona RAFT. Thus embodied and equipped he performs here a piece of music that is both haunting and beautiful, a meditative sound sculpture that echoed the transformative power of the Canyon (an immersive installation on view in the Clocktower). The Stranger utilized the entire exhibition for the performance as he appeared to discover a very strange instrument in the barren desert and began to explore the instrument's voice. The resulting music, written specifically for this show, took the audience on a journey inside and beyond the walls of the Canyon Candy exhibition. Pat Noecker, formerly of the bands Liars, These are Powers and n0 things, has explored his solo project persona RAFT since 2002. More information for the artist can be found here.


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. .

Emerging Underground


Independent artists, generating new sounds at this very moment.