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Second Sundays Mixtape (November 2015)

A collection of conversations and musical moments from the monthly open house festivities at Pioneer Works, both onstage and in studio, compiled for you into a radio sampler. Most of this material can be found elsewhere on Clocktower Radio in its unedited form.

-#TrashDay Thanksgiving edition: cousins Doe Derek, k(Rob), and special guest Daromi assemble 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.

-Interview: Jonah Levy of Starry Night Residences and Brooklyn Spaces discusses working for his family tour company, Levys’ Unique New York, incorporating history of performance and behind-the-scenes theater experience into the role of the tour guide.

-Paper Cuts featuring Math Magazine: A spicy conversation between Christopher Kardambikis of Paper Cuts, erotica zine maker MacKenzie, and Taylor Yates of Selfish. The trio divulge on Mackenzie's recent erotica publication, Math Magazine, which illustrates that all bodies have the right to feel sexy and beautiful.

-Yowana Sari Gamelan performance excerpt and interview: 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. Yowana Sari was founded by Michael Lipsey at Queens College and is open to community members to join.

-Breakdown Brass performance: 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

-Interview: Karolin Tampere, Randi Nygård, and Camila Marambio of The Ensayos Residency Program, a research initiative to engage in matters related to the political ecology of Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia. Tierra del Fuego in Patagonia is a landmark that, despite its remoteness, can function as a cultural and geographical center from which to speculate and exercise emergent forms of bio-cultural ethics.

-DJ set excerpts: 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.


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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