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RAFT: Transmissions

The live performance recording of Transmissions, Long Tones in A and E by artist Pat Noecker aka RAFT performed by the composer and 10 musicians installed throughout the Pioneer Works' building, during the May 2015 Second Sundays open house, in conjunction with a specially designed app that involved audience participation on their mobile devices.

The Transmissions app was designed by Noecker and developed by Johann Diedrick. Raft, the world’s first cellphonist, believes that APPS and smart phones do not have to isolate us and that they can facilitate unified and collaborative creative events.

Transmissions utilizes the cavernous Pioneer Works space as a resonant casing, the audience members with the app as the tweeters, and the ensemble as the woofer.

With performers Pat Spadine, Michael Durek, Tracy Brooks, Victoria Keddie, Dana Schecter, Laura Ortman, Ted McGrath, Aaron Moore, and Michael Garofalo.


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. 


Pioneer Works Radio Channel


This series is devoted to highlighting the artists, events, and innovative programs brought to you by Pioneer Works in Red HookBrooklyn