A pioneering Brooklyn-based performance nonprofit founded in 2003, ISSUE presents projects by interdisciplinary artists that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community. ISSUE serves as a leading cultural incubator, facilitating the commission and premiere of innovative new works spanning genres of music, dance, literature and film.

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Either/OR: Tombeau for Ana-Maria Avram

Fri 27 Oct, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

In tribute and commemoration of the artistic contributions of Romanian composer, pianist, and conductor Ana-Maria Avram (1961-2017), ISSUE presents a “tombeau” program of Avram’s works performed by Either/OR, featuring Mario Diaz de Leon, Vasko Dukovski, Russell Greenberg, Margaret Lancaster, and Zach Rowden.

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Sounds from the Avant-Garde: Alireza Mashayekhi, John Cage, Henry Cowell and Others By Cyrus Forough / Ramin Amir Arjomand / Margaret Leng Tan / Daisy Press

Thu 02 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

November 2nd ISSUE presents a program introducing composer Alireza Mashayekhi's unflinching experimentalism to NY audiences with three world premieres, for piano, violin, and prepared tape, performed by Cyrus Forough and Ramin Amir Arjomand. The incomparable Margaret Leng Tan and soprano Daisy Press also perform works.

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Alvin Lucier performing Sferics (1981), Middletown, Connecticut, late 1980s, courtesy Alvin Lucier and Tilton Gallery, New York.

Works by Alvin Lucier + Record/Book Release: Alvin Lucier, Joan La Barbara, Ever Present Orchestra

Wed 08 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE presents the first of two days observing the work of revolutionist composer Alvin Lucier. The Ever Present Orchestra stages two recent Lucier works: Braid and Hanover. Joan La Barbara gives the American premiere of Double Rainbow. Lucier himself performs Bird and Person Dyning.

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Cameron Kelly

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship 2018

Jan 1 – Dec 31, 2018

ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce the selection of Queer Trash as 2018 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow. Queer Trash, a curatorial platform organized by Eames Armstrong, Michael Foster, and Richard Kamerman, is a framework for queer experimental performance practices across live disciplines.

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Jeremy Touissant-Baptiste by Texas Isaiah; Byron Westbrook by Anna KO; Kabir Carter by Marcus Lieberenz; Antenes by Erez Avissar.

Artists-In-Residence 2017

Ongoing Series

ISSUE announces the selection of Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste, Byron Westbrook, Kabir Carter, and Antenes as Artists-In-Residence presenting new works in the 2017 season. ISSUE's residency program commissions emerging NY artists to create challenging time-based works.

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