Sunday, April 12
4 – 10pm; FREE Suggested Donation $10
OPEN STUDIOS 4-8PM
Clocktower Radio, David Colosi, Nanotronics Imaging, Hyon Gyon, Robyn Hasty, Clara Claus, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Christopher Kardambikis, and Henrique Oliveira.
DJ Sets 4-6PM
4-5pm: Dub Spot Sessions Hosted by Kristen Glennon & Jeannie Hopper featuring a live performance by SentZ and DJ Set from DJ Jester of Beat Haus. Dubspot is one of the world’s leading schools for electronic music production, DJing and performance.
5-6pm: I Love Vinyl Radio Show with DJ Scribe, Amir Abdullah,Jon Oliver, OP!, and Shawn Dub, plus surprise guest.
Living Room Index and Pool 5:30PM + 7:30PM
An exhibition of installation & performance by Lauren Bakst and Yuri Masnyj
LIVE MUSIC 6:30-9PM
Streamed live for the duration of the event on Clocktower Radio at clocktower.org/listen!
TERRY DAME’S SCIENCE MUSIC ROADSHOW. 6:30PM
A conducted ensemble of improvising instrument inventors and experimental sound explorers.
Terry Dame is a composer, sound artist, multi-instrumentalist, instrument builder and educator. She currently leads the invented instrument ensemble Electric Junkyard Gamelan and the solo offshoot project involving original interactive controller instruments known as ElectronGong. Dame also curates monthly music series Weird Wednesdays, now in its third year. The series is dedicated to instrument inventors and players of objects and other musical oddities. This Sunday, Dame will conduct a group of instrument inventors performing on their own instruments.
Featuring: Terry Dame; Kenny Wollesen; Ken Butler; Ed Potokar; Sandra Koponen; Daniel Jodacy sndf Ranjit Bhatnagar with a live video feed by Erin Greenwell.
SMOKEY’S SECRET FAMILY 8PM
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. His latest endeavor is an idiosyncratic take on early Congolese rumba.
In the late 1950s and early 1960s, African musicians looked to Cuba for inspiration. They recognized African roots in the music but were also captivated by its cosmopolitan aspect, which mirrored the evolution of their own culture. Using the electric guitar—fast becoming the symbol of urban culture—they forged a new hybrid that became an early soundtrack of decolonization. Hormel has hybridized the music further and taken it to the Americas for the second time. Keeping its pre-rock roots intact, he relies on a core sound of “wild guitars bursting through small amps afloat on a sea of hand drums and shakers.�?
SECOND SUNDAYS is a monthly series of open studios, live music, and site-specific interventions presented by Pioneer Works the second Sunday of every month. The series showcases artists in residence along with musical performances and DJs, curated by Olivier Conan.