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Pat Spadine & the Ashcan Orchestra
Hosted by Joe Ahearn
Originally aired 8/13/12

Ashcan Orchestra represents the audio and visual explorations of P. Spadine, using the tools of cassette tape, video feedback, mountains of televisions, hand bells, musical saw, and violin. The Orchestra visits the Clocktower Gallery just before the beginning of their 2012 residency to perform two compositions live in the studio. The recording also features an interview between P. Spadine and Joe Ahearn, the Clocktower Gallery's Curator of Performance and Installation, that sheds light on the origins of this project and how the monks in the middle ages used bell towers and repetition to play drinking games across great distances. It also features a reading of the prologue from Apollo's Accidental Answer, Ashcan Orchestra's opera which debuts at The Clocktower Gallery on September 12, 13, and 14th 2012.

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