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Tara Jane O'Neil Live

Host Joe Ahearn sits down with one of our final Leonard st. artists, Tara Jane O'Neil. This self described multi instrumentalist and her musical cohorts create rich cohesive sounds, which blend together so well, they make it difficult to tell one instrument from another. The creation is dreamy, compelling, and never boring.

This radio show kicks off with an interview where she discusses her time in the Clocktower, musical collaborations, and after hour shenanigans. Joe and Tara talk just before her performance in the main gallery, which can be heard here on the second track. The Clocktower and Tara are a perfect match, as they both end their 40th year, and look forward to future artistic creations.

Tara performs with artists Dan Littleton, Jean Cook, Mirah Zeitlyn, Ryan Sawyer, Marcia Bassett, and Samara Lubeski.


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