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Cellist Okkyung Lee and trumpeter Amir ElSaffar perform in their first collaborative duo at ISSUE's 22 Boerum Theater.

Okkyung Lee & Amir ElSaffar

Cellist Okkyung Lee and trumpeter Amir ElSaffar perform in their first collaborative duo at ISSUE's 22 Boerum Theater.

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Okkyung Lee by Sebastien Sighell

Okkyung Lee & Amir ElSaffar

Sun 28 Feb, 2016, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Cellist Okkyung Lee and trumpeter Amir ElSaffar are distinguished instrumentalists with formidable reputations for their exploratory performance techniques and genre-blurring approach to musical styles. This acoustic performance features Lee and ElSaffar each performing solo sets, and in their first collaborative duo.

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Keiji Haino at ISSUE Project Room by Bradley Buehring, 2013.

Two Evenings with Keiji Haino

Ongoing Series

Keiji Haino, legend of the Japanese underground, returns to Brooklyn for two performances September 26th and 27th, following up his sold out series at ISSUE in 2013. He takes the stage in a special duo with Tony Conrad as well as performing solo. Cellist Okkyung Lee and rock outfits xNOBBQx and X Wave perform as well.

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Keiji Haino by Bradley Buehring, 2013

Two Evenings with Keiji Haino

SOLD OUT! Keiji Haino & Tony Conrad / Okkyung Lee

Fri 26 Sep, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Legend of the Japanese underground Keiji Haino returns to Brooklyn, taking the stage in a special duo with Tony Conrad. These master improvisers of experimental music first joined forces in 2006, this is their first NY duo appearance since 2009. The dynamic and raw improvising cellist Okkyung Lee opens the evening.

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Oren Ambarchi

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain

Oren Ambarchi / Okkyung Lee & Michelle Boulé

Thu 03 Oct, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi's compositions are hailed for their intricate harmonic patterns, carefully tended arrangements, and surrender to the physicality of sound. Tonight Ambarchi plays solo, sharing the bill with a duo of two highly individualistic improvisers: dancer Michelle Boulé and Okkyung Lee.

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Artists-in-Residence 2011

Okkyung Lee + Michelle Boulé

Fri 23 Sep, 2011, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Cellist, improvisor, and 2011 ISSUE Artist-in-Residence Okkyung Lee performs with dancer Michelle Boulé. In long white shadows the performance space is explored by performers who constantly change their relationships within and towards to it. The audience is faced with unusual ways of perceiving the music and movement.

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Artists-in-Residence 2011

Okkyung Lee

Wed 14 Dec, 2011, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Okkyung Lee has developed her own voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition. Using her solid classical training as a springboard, she incorporates jazz, sounds, Korean traditional and pop music, and noise with extended techniques to create her unique blend of music.

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Artists-in-Residence 2011

Okkyung Lee w. Tom Rainey, Liberty Ellman & Skulí Sverrison

Wed 27 Apr, 2011, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

For her first Artist-in-Residence performance, Okkyung Lee collaborates with Tom Rainey (percussion), Liberty Ellman (guitar) and Skuli Sverrisson (bass). An independent voice in a contemporary cello performance, improvisation and composition, Lee her solid classical training as a springboard for new combinations.

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Prince Rama in performance at ISSUE

Artists-in-Residence 2011

Ongoing Series

ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce our Artists in Residence for 2011: Okkyung Lee, Nate Wooley, Prince Rama, and James Ilgenfritz. The 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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Floating Points Festival 2009

MV Carbon + Okkyung Lee

Thu 16 Jul, 2009, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

MV Carbon performs on cello, samplers, tape machines and oscillators, using ISSUE's multi–speaker system to portray concepts of time passage in moments of stillness. She gathers field recordings in open-air industrial and urban environments and shapes these sounds into percussive form.

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