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Keith Connolly

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Keith Connolly

Artists-In-Residence 2016

Abigail Hobbs

Sat 07 May, 2016, 8pm,
The Sunview Luncheonette

Adopting the old newsreel/serial/feature film format and staged in the meeting-house-­like setting of the Sunview Luncheonette, ABIGAIL HOBBS explores subjugation and its remedy, from Salem Village to the Port Haven Psychiatric Facility, through live multichannel sound improvisation, projection+ historical reenactment.

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Artists-In-Residence 2016

L. Gray Presents: A Blackstar Valentine

Sun 14 Feb, 2016, 8pm,
55 Walker Street, NYC 10013

Keith Connolly, aka L.GRAY opens his ISSUE Project Room residency with A BLACKSTAR VALENTINE. A love letter in sound and vision to the Duke and the Baron, the event features PAPASHEROS (L.GRAY, JF Ryan, and Lala Ryan), Pigeons, and a very special appearance by legendary Japanese singer-songwriter Morio Agata.

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Artists-In-Residence 2016

Ongoing Series

ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce the selection of experimental musicians Leila Bordreuil, Keith Connolly, and author/actress Cecilia Corrigan as Artists-In-Residence, to present new works in the 2016 season. ISSUE's residency program commissions emerging NY artists to create challenging time-based works.

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Artist-In-Residence Lea Bertucci performs "The Cepheid Variations I" in January 2015.

2015: The Year In Video

Following the start of construction on our Downtown Brooklyn theater in February, ISSUE took its programs on the road, presenting hundreds of artists in more than 20 venues across the city. We celebrate the close of the season with a look back at video some of our favorite performances.

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Tom Thayer & L. Gray

Tom Thayer performs accompanied by L. Gray (aka Keith Connolly of NNCK) at Artists Space Books & Talks on June 22, 2015, organized by ISSUE Project Room.

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Kyle Eyre Clyd

Tom Thayer & L. Gray / Kyle Eyre Clyd

Mon 22 Jun, 2015, 8pm,
Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Tom Thayer performs accompanied by L. GRAY (aka Keith Connolly of NNCK), an exploratory piece for synthesizer, tape, and electronics dedicated to Gary Wright (author of Dream Weaver) and Italian composer Walter Marchetti. Kyle Eyre Clyd performs with theremin, room feedback, wave generators, and mono speakers.

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Chie Mukai

Minor Musics Japan Tour 2014

Ché-Shizu / Chie Mukai & LLILW GRAY

Fri 19 Sep, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Minor Musics Japan opens with Ché-Shizu, an improv-folk group led by Chie Mukai. Since 1981 they have recontextualized folk instruments and electronics in spontaneous actions that are lyrical, compelling, and endearingly unpolished. Mukai also plays duo with LLILW GRAY, alias of No-Neck Blues Band's Keith Connolly.

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Minor Musics Japan Tour 2014

Ongoing Series

Minor Musics Japan comes to four American cities in September featuring venerated artists of Japan’s musical underground: Ché-SHIZU, Maher Shalal Hash Baz and à qui avec Gabriel. Organized by ISSUE Project Room in collaboration with Wild Beast at CALARTS, Marfa Live Arts, and the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.

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No-Neck Blues Band by Jeremy Yoder

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain

No-Neck Blues Band / Loren Connors & Tom Carter / Suzanne Langille & Cammisa Buerhaus

Sun 20 Oct, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE presents the No-Neck Blues Band, one of the most enigmatic, mysterious, and defiantly anti-commercial groups to emerge from 90s NY. Electric guitarists Loren Connors & Tom Carter play duo, pairing ancestral blues and psychedelic drone. Vocalist Suzanne Langille performs duo with Cammisa Buerhaus.

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ISSUE Radio: Poetry Out Loud

In May 2012, ISSUE presented a rare live performance by Klyd and Linda Watkins of Poetry Out Loud— a 70s era audio magazine of oral poetry and word-as-sound art— with guests Tom Carter, Keith Connolly and Dave Nuss.

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Poetry Out Loud

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Poetry Out Loud

Fri 04 May, 2012, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE Project Room presents a rare live performance with Klyd and Linda Watkins, co-founders of Poetry Out Loud-- a series of ten LPs released between 1969 and 1977 as a sort of “magazine of oral poetry.” Joined special guests Tom Carter, Keith Connolly, Dave Nuss and Messages.

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