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Peals, Time is a Milk Bowl

Clocktower Productions and Pioneer Works, Center for Art and Innovation presented the immersive, site-specific installation and performance, Time is a Milk Bowl in January 2015 with video projections from artist Zoe Friedman and music from the band Peals (William Cashion of Future Islands and Bruce Willen of Double Dagger). This is the live concert recording from that event.

The evening began with a performance of electronic sounds and video by @@, that is the Ableton-wielding Paul Wheeler with video montage by Arrien Zinghini . The second part of this program features the live concert audio recording from that portion of the event.

Time is a Milk Bowl was originally performed in April 2013 in the interior of Baltimore's Bromo Seltzer clock tower with music specifically designed for the space. The recording from the Bromo Seltzer Tower performance is available on one side of a cassette/digital recording called Seltzer (Thrill Jockey Records).

Peals is a music project crafting meditative and exploratory headphone panoramas, incorporating elements of ambient, folk, krautrock, punk, and experimental music. They have performed in BMA's Spring House. Peals released their debut album Walking Field in 2013 on Thrill Jockey Records.


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. 


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