On November 29th, 2011 at 6pm, the Clocktower presented Diamond Terrifier, a project of Sam Hillmer involved extended saxophone improvisations, affected through a complex series of pedals, that flows from soothingly soft and textured to shockingly sharp and back again. Sam is the founder of Zs, a youth Hip Hop presenting organization in Bed Stuy called Representing NYC, and a conceptual art installation duo called Trouble, as well as acting as facilitator and organizer for Carnegie Hall's Weil Music Institute and The Beacon Center for Arts and Leadership.
For this performance, he showcased works he was developing for an album called "KILL THE SELF THAT WANTS TO KILL YOURSELF," due out of Northern Spy in 2012, produced by Chris Taylor of Grizzly Bear.
Organized by the Clocktower's Curator of Performance and Installation Joe Ahearn, Above The Law is a performance and installation series highlighting young and emerging artists and musicians. Titled in reference to the various legal offices and agencies that occupy the floors in the Clocktower’s City-owned building, Above The Law challenges preconceived notions about pop and avant garde art and music by featuring artists, bands, and performers who draw from both traditions.