Second Sundays: Three-Fold Launch Party

This Sunday, March 9th, Pioneer Works launches INTERCOURSE Issue 2, the magazine for all your interdisciplinary reading needs. Doors open from 5pm until late to celebrate 160 pages of genre-bending content.

March 9th will also launch Pioneer Works’ first institutional residency with Alanna Heiss and Clocktower Productions. They unveil their new radio recording and broadcast studio. Stop by the third floor throughout the day to watch as they record artist interviews, DJ sessions, and performances, all going straight to the livestream at

This three-fold party also inaugurates Second Sundays, our monthly open studios + live music event curated by Oliver Conan of Barbès. This edition includes an all-female Mariachi band Mariachi Flor de Toloache, the Peruvian psych group Chicha Libre, and the Balkan beats of DJ Sultan Balkanero. Music starts at 7pm and artists in residence will open their studios all afternoon.

Drinks will be served and if you come early, you can hear special guest Cammisa Buerhaus, a contributor to the magazine, perform with saxophonist Tamio Shiraishi. Residents Gerard & Kelly, will also perform an excerpt from Verb Dance, which will open at The Kitchen later this month.


OLIVIER CONAN Pioneer Works guest Music Curator Olivier Conan is first and foremost the programmer and co-owner of Barbès, a Brooklyn performance space. He also runs Barbès Records, a label dedicated to all manners of impure music and works as a music supervisor for film and television. Olivier also performs internationally with his group Chicha Libre.

Named after a flower used in Mexico as a love potion, Mariachi Flor de Toloache is the first and only established all female mariachi band, founded by Mireya Ramos in New York City in 2008. The women wear muy macho traditional black charro outfits, and come from Puerto Rico, Mexico, Germany, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and the United States. Their musical backgrounds range from Indie rock, to classical and Hip Hop, but are all are steeped in aspects of Mexican music.

CHICHA LIBRE Tropical Psychedelia.
 Chicha Libre is a Brooklyn collective made up of French, American, Venezuelan and Mexican musicians who have been at the forefront of a movement to revalue Peruvian chicha, the syncretic mix of rock, psychedelia, surf and cumbia that was popular in Lima and the Amazon in the 70′s.

 Sultan Balkanero is one of the founding members of the Mexican electro balkan combo La Internacional Sonora Balkanera. He has been spinning music since the late 90s, shaking audiences from Montreal to London and Mexico to Buenos Aires with his peculiar blend of Balkan beat, funky groove, nortec vibes and Latin rock.