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Second Sundays: Terry Dame and Smokey's Secret Family

A live recording from the April 2015 Second Sundays open house festivities at Pioneer Works, featuring improvised sound inventions conducted by Terry Dame, as well as an idiosyncratic take on 60s Congolese rumba by guitarist Smokey Hormel.

Terry Dame is a composer, sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder and educator. She leads the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan and the solo offshoot project involving original interactive controller instruments known as ElectronGong.

Guitarist Smokey Hormel’s résumé reads like a history of American popular music. He has worked closely with Beck, Tom Waits, Johnny Cash, and Neil Diamond. His projects have included the Brazilian-influenced Smokey and Miho, as well as an ongoing tribute to Western swing.

Olivier Conan curated this music series for Second Sundays at Pioneer Works.


Second Sundays Concert Series


Live music sets from the Pioneer Works Second Sundays monthly open house festivities at their beautiful space in Red Hook, Brooklyn, curated by Olivier Conan of the treasured music venue Barbès, and recorded by Clocktower Radio. Creative, exotic, usually dance-able, and always with strong ties to music from lands far away.