Press

Press

“Brooklyn’s leading venue for music on the edge.”
-The New Yorker

“Little Carnegie…it cultivates a studied unpredictability.”
-New York Magazine

“A necessity for New York City: it’s a nexus for established and emerging artists whose work encompasses several fields. The organization eschews the politics of experimental genres, not afraid to program hyper academic experimentalism, no wave, and the most intuitive outsider folk music all in the same season.”
-WQXR Q2 blog

"Their programming…has stayed savvy and relevant.”
-Village Voice

“One of the warmest and best-sounding venues in New York.”
-Artforum

“A major presenter of experimental music…ideas percolate, aesthetic lines blur, new approaches are explored, refined or discarded. The results are invariably thought-provoking.”
-Wall Street Journal

“An indispensible site of offbeat programming.”
-Alex Ross for The New Yorker

“ISSUE Project Room is an example of open-minded, ecumenical presenting at its very best, offering a huge range of ideas without judgment, educating without lecturing, maintaining a casual but committed we’re-all-in-this-together-so-let’s-enjoy-it spirit that is intimate but never amateurish.”
-Brooklyn Rail

 

Press Articles

Review: Malcolm Goldstein Offers a Freespirited Salute to Ornette Coleman
October 14, 2015, Vivien Schweitzer for The New York Times

Review: Yarn/Wire Provides Two Flavors of Thrill
September 30, 2015, Zachary Woolfe for The New York Times

Review: Pete Swanson & Yarn/Wire's Eliminated Artist
September 24th, 2015, Byron Hayes for Secret Decoder

Review: Black Spirituals, a Duo That Defies Categories
September 23, 2015, Ben Ratliff for The New York Times

M. Lamar’s Black Radical Impulse Brings Together Metal and Devil-Worshipping Blues
September 17, 2015, Nicole Disser for Bedford and Bowery

Pop and Jazz Listings and Albums for the Fall Season
September 7, 2015, Ben Ratliff for The New York Times

Kim Brandt In Conversation With Lauren Bakst
September 3, 2015, Lauren Bakst for BOMB Magazine

Live Review: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma
August 26, 2015, Deforrest Brown Jr. for Music & Literature

Issue Project Room Chooses New Executive Director
July 29, 2015, Artforum

Review: ‘David Rosenboom: Propositional Music,’ an Avatar of Experimentalism
May 24, 2015, Anthony Tommasini in The New York Times

Review: Tectonics Festival New York Takes Wing at a Church Setting
May 8, 2015, Zachary Woolfe in The New York Times

Review: Sabisha Friedberg with Peter Edwards, The Hant Variance
May 18, 2015, Simon Chandler for Tiny Mix Tapes

LIVE REPORT: Tony Conrad & Charlemagne Palestine
March 11, 2015, Sand Avidar in The Quietus

Review: Sergei Tcherepnin, Sabisha Friedberg with Peter Edwards
March 2015, Clive Bell in The Wire

Brooklyn Arts Hub Shares the Wealth
February 27, 2015, Andy Battaglia in The Wall Street Journal

Moriah Evans’s ‘Social Dance 1-8: Index’ at Issue Project Room
January 28, 2015, Brian Schaefer in The New York Times

Picks: Moriah Evans
January, 2015, Abraham Adams in Artforum

A Guitarist Lays Aside Abstractions and Keeps It Sweet, Giving What’s Required: Sir Richard Bishop Offers Solos at the Issue Project Room
September 8, 2014, Jon Pareles in The New York Times

In Every Note, Passion That Needs No Translation: Mahmoud Ahmed Kicks Off Summer Concert Series
July 27, 2014, Jon Pareles in The New York Times

Infrasound and Horses: ISSUE Project Room’s Distributed Objects
July 23, 2014, Matthew Shen Goodman in Art In America

Good and Evil, Ritual and Nightmare, in Sight and Sound: Demdike Stare Plays Alongside a Film by Michael England
April 6, 2014, Ben Ratliff in The New York Times

Classical, as It Meets Club Scene: Unsound Festival Returns to New York
April 4, 2014, Steve Smith in The New York Times

Drones, Notes of Discord and a Sip of Cognac: Charlemagne Palestine at Plymouth Church
March 6, 2014, Jon Pareles in The New York Times

Sacred Trickster: A Noise Benefit with Kim Gordon
November 13, 2013, Jenn Pelly in Pitchfork

When Kim Gordon Will Be the Theme: Brooklyn's Issue Project Room Prepares to Fête the Performer
November 12, 2014, Tad Hendrickson in The Wall Street Journal

A Survivor Celebrates Its Spunk and Spirit: Concerts Honor Issue Project Room’s 10th Anniversary
October 5, 2013, Steve Smith in The New York Times

Binding the Sounds of the Earth: Pauline Oliveros and Olivia Block Find the Unconventional
September 15 2013, Steve Smith in The New York Times

What’s an Avant-Garde Evening Without a Poet and Plush Toys? Steve Dalachinsky and Charlemagne Palestine
September 5, 2013, Steve Smith in the New York Times

An Experimental Dialogue: Issue Project Room's Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain
September 2, 2013, Rebecca Bratburd in The Wall Street Journal

Struggling Up a Mountain, Led by a Trumpet Blast: ‘Seven Storey Mountain,’ by Nate Wooley
June 6, 2013, Steve Smith in the New York Times

From Chopin to Ethiopia, and Partway Back Again: Girma Yifrashewa, Pianist-Composer
June 9, 2013, Steve Smith in the New York Times

An Intentional Spectacle: HPSCHD at Eyebeam
May 6, 2013, Steve Smith in the New York Times

Volume Set To Fortissimo: Keiji Haino at ISSUE Project Room and the Whitney
April 22, 2013, Ben Ratliff in the New York Times

After a Series of Setbacks, a Music Collective Reopens Its Doors
May 26, 2013, Colin Weatherby in the New York Times Cityroom Blog

Artworks Are Luck of a Draw
February 22, 2013, Nell Alk in the Wall Street Journal

Rock, Paper, Scissors, Guitar and Sound: Keith Rowe With Graham Lambkin and Michael Pisaro
January 18, 2013, Ben Ratliff in the New York Times

Issue Project Room Withstands Its Growing Pains
January 15, 2013, Andy Battaglia in the Wall Street Journal

On Location: Voices and Echoes
December 2012, Kurt Gottschalk in The WIRE Magazine

I Become the Body Electric: Sergei Tcherepnin’s Music for One at Issue Project Room
November 28, 2012, Corinna da Fonseca-Wollheim in The New York Times

On Location: Touch.30 Festival
November 2012, Dave Mandl in The WIRE Magazine, November 2012

In a Dark Church, Nuances of Sound Turn Symphonic: Eleh at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn Heights
September 16, 2012, Ben Ratliff in The New York Times

Cecil Taylor, Home At Last
July 12, 2012, George Grella in The Brooklyn Rail

Tribute to Composer Revered for Her Iconoclastic Ways: Pauline Oliveros Tribute at Darmstadt Institute
June 3, 2012, Steve Smith in The New York Times

A Birthday Concert in Three Parts, Philip Glass: Music with Friends
June 14, 2012, Zachary Woolfe in The New York Times

The Jazz Scene: Studying Up With Cecil's Subjects
May 10, 2012, Will Friedwald in The Wall Street Journal

Cecil Taylor's Keyboard Legacy: Lessons From the Dean of the School of Improv
May 3, 2012, Ben Ratliff in The New York Times

Cecil Taylor: "A Celebration of the Maestro"
May 1, 2012, Steve Smith in Time Out New York

Better Chanted Than Read: Poetry Out Loud at ISSUE Project Room
April 26, 2012, Amanda Petrusich in The New York Times

Bell Tones Are Ringing in Percussion and Piano Program: Yarn/Wire Plays Percussion and Piano at Issue Project Room
March 25, 2012, Steve Smith in The New York Times

New Music Opens a New Hall: Wet Ink in Gaudeamus Muziekweek at New Issue Project Room
January 27, 2012, Allan Koznin in The New York Times

Continuing a Continuing Story by Renewing His Early New Music: David Borden at Issue Project Room
July 1, 2011, Allan Kozinn in The New York Times

Playing It Unsafe at the Unsound Festival
April 2, 2011, Steve Dollar in The Wall Street Journal

Raising a New Issue in Downtown Brooklyn
December 11, 2011, Steve Dollar in The Wall Street Journal

Issue Project Room Opens with a Morton Feldman Marathon
April 15, 2010, in Blouin ArtInfo

An All-Day Concert, but Only One Piece Was Performed
April 12, 2010, Steve Smith in The New York Times

A New Leader in the Room: Brooklyn's Leading Avant-Garde Venue Confronts Obstacles and Opportunities
December 7, 2010, Steve Dollar in The Wall Street Journal

Celebrating New Music, Just Off the Beaten Path
December 2, 2010, Steve Smith in The New York Times

Symphony of the City: The Make Music festival overtakes New York
July 6, 2009, Alex Ross in The New Yorker

Yesterday’s Avant-Garde as Today’s Durable Works: Darmstadt Institute at Issue Project Room
December 6, 2009, Steve Smith in The New York Times

Backstage With Issue Project Room's Suzanne Fiol
October 20, 2008, Tom Murrin in Papermag

Issue Project Room Moves Again: A nomadic experimental-music spot gets a lovely (and hopefully permanent) new home
May 6, 2008, Annie Fischer in The Village Voice

Off the Beaten Beat
May 11, 2007, Melena Ryzik in The New York Times

Sites and Sounds: Filling in the new music map
April 16 2007, Alex Ross in The New Yorker

Current Funders


ISSUE Project Room benefits from generous public funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, the Mayor of New York City Bill de Blasio, the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, Commissioner Tom Finkelpearl, the New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, the Brooklyn Delegation of the New York City Council with Council Member Stephen T. Levin and the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams.





Additional private support is provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music Inc., Amphion Foundation, Andrew Mellon Foundation, Annenberg Foundation, Arnow Family Fund, Arts Council of the Southern Fingerlakes, Asian Cultural Council, Atlantic Philanthropies, Barbara Lee Family Foundation, Robert D. Bielecki Foundation, Casement Fund, David Bermant Foundation, O.P. & W.E. Edwards Foundation Arts Fund, French American Cultural Exchange, Foundation for Contemporary Arts, Howard Gilman Foundation, James E. Robison Foundation, Japan Foundation NY, Jerome Foundation, Lehman Foundation, mediaThe foundation, Mike Kelley Foundation, New Music USA, Royal Norwegian Consulate General, Netherland-America Foundation, Peter Norton Family Foundation, and The Golden Rule Foundation as well as numerous individual supporters.


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