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After Hours Rooftop Music Series

bouquetPhoto by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.


Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

Bar 54, Hyatt Times Square
135 West 45th Street

On July 9, California-based band Bouquet took their audience above the clouds on the Hyatt roof deck to serenade them against the city skyline. Bar 54 is New York City's highest rooftop lounge with river-to-river views.

Curated by Clocktower in partnership with Times Square Arts. The curatorial team is Alanna Heiss, Clocktower Director; Joe Ahearn, Clocktower Curator of Performance and Installation; Beatrice Johnson, Managing Director and Associate Curator; and Jim Toth, Curatorial advisor.

Listen to the streamcast at Clocktower.org

video by Jay Buim for @TSqArts

After Hours, a series of ephemeral installations and performances presented in Times Square, returns in July with a summer music series featuring performances in the district’s unique rooftop venues by an eclectic mix of musical acts: Bouquet (July 9 at Bar 54, Hyatt Times Square), The Drums (July 16 at Supernova Terrace, Novotel New York Times Square), and Ebe Oke (July 23 at The Lodge at Viacom). Each performance is from 10:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m.

After Hours, a collaboration between Times Square Arts, the public art program of the Times Square Alliance, and Clocktower, the legendary alternative art project, brings experiential, multimedia programming to select venues around Times Square. All events are free in partnership with Flavorpill.  Each event will be live streamed on Clocktower.org, Clocktower’s online radio station, audio archive and website.

bouquetPhoto by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.

bouquetPhoto by Lovis Dengler Osternik for @TSqArts.

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About Bouquet

Bouquet is a kaleidoscopic pop duo from Los Angeles, CA consisting of Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs and Max Foreman. The two set out to create a uniquely inviting, immersive sound, intoning delicate vocal harmonies to a rising, ghostlike mass of guitar, trembling synthesizer, and pulsations of early rhythm machines. Bouquet’s music echoes undefinable post-punk wonders Young Marble Giants and This Mortal Coil, synth heroes such as Cluster and Suicide, and the dulcet sensibilities of Sibylle Baier and Sandy Denny. bouquetmusic.com

Carolyn Pennypacker Riggs: vocals, guitar, drum machine
Max Foreman: vocals, keyboard, drum machine

About After Hours

After Hours is a series of ephemeral installations and performances hidden amongst the Times Square district’s diverse venues, recorded for radio and video dissemination. The July 2014 Rooftop Performances take place on three consecutive Wednesdays in July. Taking advantage of the twilight moment before midnight, and a surreal array of different settings nestled throughout the Times Square area, the Times Square Alliance, in partnership with the Clocktower, offer tantalizing glimpses of these spaces as creative catalysts. Pairing musicians and artists with each of these unique contexts, the artists create work specifically designed to draw on the neighborhood's history as a social and artistic melting pot. The fleeting nature of these late night experiences highlights the power found in taking the synchronicity and spontaneity of an After Hours encounter beneath the bright lights, and using it to inspire and indicate future audio, video, and performance work.

About Clocktower Productions

Clocktower Productions is an art production institution working in the visual arts, performance, music, and radio. Founded in 1972 in Lower Manhattan by Alanna Heiss, Clocktower is the oldest alternative art project in New York. For 40 years, the institution has produced seminal exhibitions and performances by some of the most important artists of our time. After leaving its historic Tribeca tower in December 2013, Clocktower immediately engaged in contracted program partnerships with six cultural institutions in three boroughs. Clocktower produces multidisciplinary art projects all over the city through these creative collaborations with Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Knockdown Center in Queens, Playland Motel & Gallery in Far Rockaway, and Times Square Arts, Neuehouse, and Red Bull Studios in Manhattan. These spaces host Clocktower exhibitions, performances, residencies, radio, and administrative activities. Visit Clocktower.org for more information. Follow @Clocktower_NYC.

Hyatt Times Square

Opened in December 2013, the 487-room Hyatt Times Square New York at 135 West 45th Street offers a prime location in the heart of the Theater District, just steps from Rockefeller Center, Radio City Music Hall and the Sixth Avenue business district. The chic 54-story hotel reflects the excitement of its neighborhood and surroundings. Spacious George Wong-designed rooms, averaging 364 square feet, feel like luxury private apartments with floor-to-ceiling windows and an eclectic collection of city-themed pop, minimalist and conceptual artwork. Guests may also enjoy the hotel’s state-of-the-art, StayFit fitness center with floor-to-ceiling windows. The 4,200 square foot Timeless, a Marilyn Monroe™ Spa, is the only full-service hotel spa in the area and provides manicure and pedicure stations, signature massages and couples treatment rooms. Dining options include T-45 Diner, a George Wong-designed eclectic diner which offers a creative approach to classic diner food, and Bar 54, the city’s highest rooftop lounge with river-to-river views, outdoor fireplaces and Julie Reiner designed specialty cocktails. The 2,000 square foot meeting center provides three adjacent rooms, each with a terrace and natural light, as well as state-of-the-art audiovisual facilities. For more information and reservations, visit timessquare.hyatt.com.