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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


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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