Upcoming Events

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This Land is...

Fri, December 19, 2014 - 7:00pm

An emergency public meeting hosted by sound adventurer Matana Roberts features the voices of concerned NYC artists on the grand jury verdict of Eric Garner. This is an opportunity for open dialogue in the arts community around problems of policing in urban space.

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Artists-In-Residence 2014

Raúl De Nieves: DE FEET N JOY

Wed, December 10, 2014 - 12:00pm
Fri, December 19, 2014 - 6:00pm

Raúl De Nieves presents DE FEET N JOY a pop-up “shoe store” and sculptural installation transforming the lobby of our 22 Boerum Place theater, on weekdays Dec 10-19. Derived from, and often worn in the artist’s performances, the objects present new ideas on the practicality of sculpture and installation.

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Artists-In-Residence 2014

Peter Evans

Sat, December 20, 2014 - 8:00pm

Peter Evans closes his 2014 residency with a solo trumpet performance. Improvisation is used as a method of pressurizing and slowly refining materials from concert to concert; a process of using the known as a catapult to the unknown that is a central focus of Evans' residency and work in general.

Lea Bertucci opens her ISSUE Residency with the premiere of "The Cepheid Variations I + II", a pair of new works for pre-recorded sound collage and strings. Born out of an interest in the timbral and acoustic possibilities of harmonics, the pieces combine extended techniques for cello and viola with concrete sound.

Help BOMB ring in the new year with a benefit for artists and writers. Hosted by ISSUE and curated by David Grubbs, the evening features dance by Jen Rosenblit, poetry by Ariana Reines, and music by 75 Dollar Bill. Enjoy free drinks and copies of BOMB Issue 130. Donate $25 to BOMB’s Kickstarter campaign for entry.

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Artists-In-Residence 2014

Moriah Evans, Social Dance 1-8: Index

Thu, January 22, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fri, January 23, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sat, January 24, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sun, January 25, 2015 - 8:00pm
Thu, January 29, 2015 - 8:00pm
Fri, January 30, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sat, January 31, 2015 - 8:00pm
Sun, February 1, 2015 - 8:00pm

In eight performances Jan 22-Feb 1, choreographer Moriah Evans premieres "Social Dance 1-8: index", commissioned as part of ISSUE's Artist-In-Residence program. Created especially for ISSUE's theater, the work investigates a system of patterns that propel bodies through space and affective states. Limited seating!

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Programs & Announcements

ISSUE's 22 Boerum Place theater by Seth Tisue

ISSUE's long-awaited renovation project will begin in February 2015, programming continues around the city through partnerships with a vital network of peers. For our Year-End Campaign, the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation has generously pledged a $15,000 matching grant.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the launch of Distributed Objects, a new publishing imprint featuring recorded and written documents focused on emerging artistic practices. The January 2015 release of double LPs by former Artists-in-Residence Sabisha Friedberg and Sergei Tcherepnin inaugurates the imprint.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the selection of our 2014 Artists-in-Residence: Raul De Nieves, Moriah Evans, Peter Evans, Georgia Sagri, and Gillian Walsh. ISSUE's AIR program offers artists an opportunity to develop significant new works in partnership with ISSUE over the course of the year.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the return of Iceland's acclaimed Tectonics Festival for the second-annual NY edition, presented by ISSUE over three evenings at Abrons Art Center and The First Unitarian Church, Brooklyn. Tectonics provides a rare forum for critical consideration of new developments in composition.

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Media

We've assembled some of the year's highlights in video, including a rare appearance by legendary Ethiopian pop singer Mahmoud Ahmed to an audience of over 800, "maximalist" icon Charlemagne Palestine's first-ever organ concert in New York, new commissions by Pat Spadine's Ashcan Orchestra and Artist-In-Residence devynn emory, and excerpts from international festivals Tectonics, Ultima, and Unsound.

Video from William Basinski's June 2014 performance of "Cascade" at ISSUE, produced by The New Yorker to accompany Sasha Frere-Jone's feature on him in the November 10th issue.

Recorded in October 2013, Australian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi performs live at ISSUE our anniversary festival "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain".
Recorded live in December 2013: experimental turntablist Marina Rosenfeld and electronic composer Mats Lindström. This first-ever collaboration was part of ISSUE's third-annual Swedish Energies festival.
C. Spencer Yeh performs a solo electronic set, recorded live as part of the PAN_ACT festival in June 2013. The set starts off with a minimal percussion sound, evolving into a complex glitch beat and textural washes of electronics.