Second Sundays

Sunday, March 8
5 – 10pm; FREE Suggested Donation $10
Clocktower Radio sits down with Pioneer Works residents, Brooklyn neighbors, and artist friends to kick off the evening’s festivities. Click here to LISTEN to artist interviews and more starting at 5PM!

The Impact of Performance on Contemporary Art with Dustin Yellin and RoseLee Goldberg 5PM
As part of the Second Sundays series at Pioneer Works and The Armory Show VIP program, Performa Founder and Director RoseLee Goldberg and artist and Founder of Pioneer Works, Dustin Yellin, will talk about the importance of live performance in the work of many contemporary artists today in anticipation of Performa 15, the 10th Anniversary of the Performa Biennial, in New York City, from November 1-22, 2015.

Tongue Stones Discussion 6PM
For the closing of Tongue Stones, artists Elise Rasmussen and Julia Weist will present on their projects as part of an interactive walk-through and discussion


In Studio DJ Set by Chances With Wolves 6:30pm: Well-known for their long-running show on the now-defunct EVR Radio, they spin classic soul, 90s hip hop, and 50s throwback, among other unclassifiable sounds.

Exhibition Closing Reception: Tongue Stones, a group show featuring David Horvitz, Soda_Jerk, Joachim Koester, Elise Rasmussen, & Julia Weist curated by Clara Halpern.

Open studios: Clocktower Radio, David Colosi, Nanotronics Imaging, Hyon Gyon, Robyn Hasty, David Horvitz, Joséphine Kaeppelin, Christopher Kardambikis, and Henrique Oliveira, Recycle Group.

All performances and interviews captured during the Second Sundays events, are streamed and archived for on demand listening on the Clocktower’s Pioneer Works Radio Channel.

Streamed live for the duration of the event on Clocktower Radio at!

unnamedWebsiteSTEPHANE WREMBEL 7:30PM
The French virtuoso guitarist first learned his craft with the manouche (the French Gypsies) but he has also gotten deep into American vernacular musical styles. He scored the theme song to Woody Allen’s “Midnight in Paris” which he also performed live during the 2012 Academy Awards and he has been called “a revelation�? by Rolling Stone. While his playing falls into the general umbrella of Gypsy Swing his own compositions owe as much to Django Reinhardt as they do Pink Floyd or middle eastern music. Tonight, he will be drawing mostly from the Django repertoire.

In the Mexican state of Sinaloa, brass bands (bandas) are part of every public celebration. In the 1940’s, the pioneering Banda El Recodo started mixing up traditional brass band tunes with contemporary Mexican music – mostly ranchera – and soon transformed the idiom into a powerful new popular genre. In the 1990’s, banda music experienced a renewal, especially among young Californian Mexicans, many of whom have family roots in Sinaloa. Banda music’s popularity exploded in Mexico as well and to this day remains Mexico’s rban music of choice. Banda de Los Muertos was started a few years ago by Oscar Noriega and Jacob Garchik with the help of a dozen of their closest friends, including Chris Speed, Jim Black, Curtis Hasselbring, Brian Drye and with regular appearances by Mariachi Flor de Toloache’s Mireya Ramos. The Banda’s reputation has spread on both sides of the border and El Recodo – the very Banda that Los Muertos were first inspired by – has now become one of their number one fan.

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.