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Second Sundays: Streamcast November 2015

Clocktower Radio joins the monthly Pioneer Works open house festivities this November, with a full menu of online listening! Tune in to to hear:

#trashDAY: WHAT UP FAM! 3-5pm
Sixty-six percent of households in 2012 were family households, down from 81 percent in 1970. And the proportion of one-person households increased by 10 percentage points, from 17 percent to 27 percent, during that same time period, thereby proving that people lie on the census. With all these Sons, Dawtas, Muvas, Aunt Vivs, and Uncle Snoops, not to mention Mother Goose, Mother Nature, Aunt Jemima, Uncle Ben, Uncle Sam and Father Time - the whole world is one big happy dysfunctional family.

So, as Thankstaking approaches, play cousins Doe Derek and k(Rob) invite you to the ultimate sonic family reunion. Breaking out cold cuts that magnetize the drunkest of uncles to the dance floor, for that old-man-two-step. Pimps by blood or re-lay-shun, whatever your notion of family, we can agree that these are the folks capable of side eyeing you to submission for some you-ought-to-know-better transgression, or slapping the mess out of any outsider that deigns to call you out on the same offense.

DJ Sabine Blaizin 5-6pm
Sabine Blaizin (aka Oyasound) revels in the pleasures of music from the African diaspora that is rooted in grassroots dance culture. She has taken her sound around the U.S., Haiti, and as far as Dakar, and she speaks on the power and spirituality in the arts for the renowned Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute. She is not only a participant but an organizer of cultural events under the project Lakay Se Lakay: Home Is Home, a Haitian electronic artists' conversation series, and the No Passport party (NYC edition) produced in conjunction with Haiti Cultural Exchange’s 1st NYC Haitian Arts & Culture festival Selebrayson! Tune in for an African diasporic aural journey with Haitian roots, Afrohouse, Afrotech, and more.

Yowana Sari 6:30pm
In Java and Bali, gamelan music is as popular today as it was a thousand years ago. It is the musical background to every social and cultural gathering, from religious rituals to mainstream radio broadcasts. At the core of gamelan culture is the belief that music is meant to evolve and adapt its repertoire. Yowana Sari does just that, performing traditional and not such traditional pieces on gongs, metallophones, drums and other instruments crafted by Pande Sukarta in Bali.

Breakdown Brass 8pm
This Brooklyn Brass band plays Dirty Funk, Classic Hip-Hop & other groove-based tunes. Breakdown are made up of young veterans of Brooklyn’s soul and funk scene — its members tour and record with Antibalas, Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings, Charles Bradley, Lee Fields, Slavic Soul Party & many others. “The Horseman”, the group’s debut single, was recorded at Dunham Studios by Thomas Brenneck (Amy Winehouse, Sharon Jones, Budos Band, Jay-Z, etc.) and has received acclaim from NPR, BBC and many more.

Second Sundays Artist Interviews: Hatim Belyamani, Pretty Sick, Christy Gast, Denise Milstein, Amelia Winger-Bearskin

During the September 2015 Second Sunday celebration, Clocktower host Jake Nussbaum spoke with Pioneer Works' artists-in-residence Christy Gast and collaborator Denise Milstein, Hatim Belyamani of Remix Culture, and members of the band Pretty Sick, high-school-aged winners of the '72 Battle of the Bands. Bridget Hickey hosted Pioneer Works artist-in-residence Amelia Winger-Bearskin. This program documents that live streamcast. Listeners can use the fast-forward button to jump through the interviews. Hatim Belyamani is executive director of remix ←→ culture. Growing up in Morocco, Hatim was an award-winning pianist. After he graduated school, he composed music under the name "officerfishdumplings" and worked for Apple for several years before returning to art. In 2012, he founded remix ←→ culture, a nonprofit artist collective creating links between traditional music and digital remix art.

Second Sundays Artist Interviews: Ruben Millares and Antonia Wright

Clocktower’s Jake Nussbaum hosts Pioneer Works artists in residence Ruben Millares and Antonia Wright, broadcast live from Pioneer Work’s October Second Sunday. Antonia Wright explores the various politics and comic facets of contemporary life through a multidisciplinary practice that blurs the boundaries between live performance, video, photography, sculpture, poetry, and perception. With extreme attention to esthetic quality, her work brings everything to the body to create powerful visual metaphors that at times appear ambivalent but are never obscure. Wright acknowledges the layers of societal taboos and barriers between her artistic choices, and pointedly pushes them into the public realm for the viewer to examine and assimilate. Wright discusses her performance art, and how her mode of work is to bring everything in contact with the body, always making the experience as visceral as possible. With her self-proclaimed high pain tolerance and deep relationship with empathy, Wright seeks to captures the boundaries between vulnerability and strength. With her collaborator Ruben Millares, the artist is currently compiling a Led Zeppelin archive of vowel sounds from every single record the band ever released in addition to their performance art.

Second Sundays Interviews: Mathilde Roussel, Jesse Moretti, Olivier Conan, and Janka Nabay

During the August 2015 Second Sunday celebration, Clocktower host Jake Nussbaum spoke with Pioneer Works' artists-in-residence Mathilde Roussel and Jesse Moretti as well as Janka Nabay, the King of Bubu, and Olivier Conan, the humble orchestrator of the Second Sundays concert series. This program documents that live streamcast. Listeners can use the fast-forward button to jump through the interviews.

Second Sundays July 2015: I Love Vinyl

Boogie down to excellent funky beats presented by Ben Goldfarb (AKA DJ Scribe) and Shawn Dub of I Love Vinyl, recorded at Pioneer Works as part of the July 12th, 2015 Second Sundays open house events. Bonus: the duo discusses I Love Vinyl's place in the evolving Manhattan and Brooklyn cultural scenes. I Love Vinyl was founded in the summer of 2009 by six seasoned DJs hailing from NYC, Chicago, Baltimore, and beyond. With over 100 years of spinning, and over 100,000 records between them, the I Love Vinyl all-stars include DJ Scribe, Amir Abdullah, Jon Oliver, OP!, and Shawn Dub. The organic history of this vinyl loving crew revolves around their fabulous grassroots parties and their innovations in radio using Mixcloud in a terrestrial-influenced, free-form style. For their shows, which have spread from Brooklyn to Amsterdam, they invite taste-makers including seasoned DJ's, crate diggers, musicians, and artists who share a passion for spinning. They are champions of vinyl in the digital age.

Second Sundays October Mixtape

Transport yourself back to the sunlit Sunday of an Indian summer by listening to this manifold collection of playlists, interviews and live performance sets that took place on October 11, 2015 for Pioneer Works’ monthly open house festivities. -Say No To Drugs? with the notorious #trashDAY duo of k(Rob) and Doe Derek as they explore the Minotaur maze of drug use at its most crackish and prescribed and get down to a playlist that is crunk tight. -I Love Vinyl shares the studio with Erika Elliot, SummerStage’s longest standing curator in its 30 year history, who plays some vinyl from her personal collection and chats about past and upcoming shows. -Soak in the music of the DaiKyoFuroShiki pair, with the sounds of Tamio Shiraishi on saxophone and Pioneer Works' resident Cammisa Buerhaus on the Chroma Color Organ; followed by an interview with the two artists. -Artists-in-residence at Pioneer Works Ruben Millares and Antonia Wright discuss performance art, the format of video presentation, traditional rock and roll, large-scale sculptures, sound archives and more.

Second Sundays September Mixtape

Throwback to the golden days of September with this eclectic collection of interviews and playlists from the September Second Sundays open house festivities featuring live music, artists in residence of Pioneer Works, local talent, and art collective representatives. -Carlos Hernandez of Gravesend Recording and Jordan Michael Ianucci of JMC Aggregate discuss the DIY scene, booking shows and mixtape culture, and also share some of JMC’s latest cassette releases. -Tune in to an interview with Hatim Belyamani, executive director of remix ←→ culture, as he describes his nonprofit artist collective that creates harmonious links between traditional music and digital remix art. -Introducing Battle of the Bands winners, Pretty Sick, an alternative dream-punk band of high school girls. Listen in as the trio divulge on their creative path and share some of their sick beats. -Contemplate economics, the environment, and the intersection of art and politics as cross-media artist Christy Gast and sociologist Denise Milstein elaborate on their collaborative projects. -Bridget Hickey hosts Pioneer Works artist-in-residence Amelia Winger-Bearskin, who describes her video artwork and unique means of storytelling.

Second Sundays: August Mixtape

Relive the dog days of summer 2015 with these delights from the August 9th Second Sundays open house festivities featuring live music, surprise vibrations, rants, funk, raga, bubu, brass bands, and conversations with artists and special guests. -DJ Black Helmet, creator of the Clocktower Radio series Your Boy Black Helmet, spins some deep funk and eclectic soul. -k(Rob), Doe Derek, and Rev Rome join the #TrashDAY wave and get down to the bottom of some of the dirtiest questions and talk some serious trash for WHO YOU CALLIN’ A BITCH?!? -Bend your ears and get down with an interview with and performance from Janka Nabay, the king of Bubu--Sierra Leone’s brand of electro-pop. -Re-think everything you knew about chamber music with brass quartet The Westerlies. -Clocktower's Jake Nussbaum speaks with two participants in Pioneer Works' artist-in-residence program. Jesse Moretti discusses the boundaries her art crosses between abstraction, graphic art, Adobe CS, and the screen, while French artist Mathilde Roussel explains how her drawings and sculptures explore the way we transform our bodies to fight our own mortality.