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Living Live: The Art of the Soundtrack

Devon E Levins of Morricone Youth (East Village Radio) and Fabio Roberti of Strength Through Failure (WFMU Radio) talk soundtrack history, technique, gossip, and treasure hunting followed by 2+ hours of amazing scores they picked specially for us. The Clocktower's David Weinstein and Jeannie Hopper co-host with artist Peter Coffin who co-curated this radio series as part of his Living exhibition at Red Bull Studios in the summer of 2014.

Radio veterans Levins and Roberti are experienced chroniclers and analysts of film scores and film lore with encyclopedic knowledge and terrific collections. They discuss historic trends in the field, handpick winners and losers and assess the current scene.

The conversation is followed by an eclectic music selection tilting toward the more obscure work and including the greats. Here is the astounding list of tracks on this program:

Stu Phillips and the Sandpipers - Beyond the Valley of the Dolls - S/T

Javelin - Canyon Candy - Luakabop

Fabio Roberti:

Kunihiko Murai - Yajugari M-14 - Hanzo the Razor
Leonard Rosenmen - March of the Apes - Beneath the Planet of the Apes
Jean-Pierre Mirouze - Tivoli by Night - Le Marriage Collectif
Piero Piccioni - Charms - Camille 2000
Walter Kubiczeck - Tentakel - Das Unisichtbare Visier
Anton Abril and Marcello Giombini - 4,3,2,1…morte (seq 5) - 4,3,2,1…morte
Michel Polnareff - The Rapist (excerpt) - Lipstick
Ryuichi Sakamoto - George in the Rain - Love is the Devil
Krzysztof Penderecki - Utrenja (Excerpt) - The Shining
John Sangster - Reel III - Marinetti
Gil Melle - Desert Trip - Andromeda Strain
Eduard Artemiev - The Guests - Solaris
Krzysztof Komeda - Dance of the Vampires - S/T
Ennio Morricone - Gli Occhi Freddi Della Paura - S/T

Devon E. Levins:

Nino Rota - Guido e Luisa - 8 1/2
Lenny Stack - The Duet Pt 1 - C.C. and Company
John Barry - Beat Girl - S/T
Hugo Montenegro - Sneaky Search - The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.
Francois De Roubax - Miniland 1 - Tante Zita
Piero Umiliani - Moderato Grottesco and Cantabile - Questo Sporco Mondo Meraviglios
Ennio Morricone - Rincorsa Seconda - Matchless
Walter Kubiczeck - Tentakel - Das Unsichtbre Visier
Stanley Myers - No Way to Treat a Lady - S/T
Usha Kanna - Jeena Hai to Jee Bhar Hanslo - Bollywood Bloodbath
Jerry Goldsmith - The Trap - The Last Run
Bernard Herrman - Prelude - Torn Curtain
Tangerine Dream - Sunset Drive - Wavelength
Giorgio Moroder - Tony's Theme - Scarface
Terry Riley - In the Summer - Lifespan


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. 


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