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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Tectonics Festival New York 2015

Works by Nate Young & Mario Diaz de Leon, Klaus Lang, Morton Feldman & Annea Lockwood

Thu, May 7, 2015 - 8:00pm

First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

Tectonics Festival opens at the First Unitarian church, utilizing their pipe organ in works by Klaus Lang, as well as Feldman performed by James Rushford. Yarn/Wire play works of Lang and Annea Lockwood. Nate Young of Wolf Eyes and Mario Diaz de Leon premiere a newly commissioned collaboration for large ensemble.

David Behrman presents his classic "Wave Train" and the ensemble work "Long Throw." James Rushford & Klaus Lang play a first-time duo. A solo program by Joseph Kubera includes works by Julius Eastman, Chiyoko Szlavnics, and Barbara Monk Feldman. Beth Griffith sings work by “postminimalist” John McGuire.

Tectonics closes with the premiere of Nate Wooley's "Seven Storey Mountain V", expanded in scale and complexity for a 19-piece ensemble. Maya Dunietz performs "Boom" for vocals, electronics, piano, and video. Fritz Welch (Peeesseye) performs solo. TILT Brass play a trombone quintet by William Dougherty.

The inaugural releases from ISSUE Project Room's new publishing imprint, Distributed Objects, are now shipping.

DO 01 - Quasar <=> Lanterns
Sergei Tcherepnin

DO 02 - The Hant Variance
Sabisha Friedberg with Peter Edwards

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Distributed Objects Releases

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Quasar ⇔ Lanterns

2xLP
Price: $30.00
/ $25.00 MEMBERS

Digital via BOOKMAT

Sergei Tcherepnin’s Quasar ⇔ Lanterns was originally produced in 2009 as an 8-channel installation with Ei Arakawa at Künstlerhaus Stuttgart. Remixed to stereo for this release, Tcherepnin’s trio of works combine analog synthesizer recordings and other instrumental sources with field recordings captured during the artists’ travels to Turkey and Georgia.

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The Hant Variance

2xLP
Price: $30.00
/ $25.00 MEMBERS

Digital via BOOKMAT

Sabisha Friedberg’s double LP The Hant Variance was recorded at EMPAC with Peter Edwards in a custom-tuned environment using advanced multi-channel recording techniques to capture a configuration of spatialized sound sources. Combining granular synthesis, analogue synthesizers, tone oscillators and field recordings, the composition is comprised of three movements.

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Sabisha Friedberg: The Hant Variance

Tue, June 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Sabisha Friedberg presents a live mix of the third and final movement of "The Hant Variance" as a multichannel/quadraphonic piece. This finale, the most symphonic in it construction and melancholic in its tonality, is the resolution to the first two movements, released as a 2xLP on ISSUE's Distributed Objects imprint.

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Artists-In-Residence 2015

1/01/15 to 1/01/16

ISSUE is pleased to announce the selection of our 2015 Artists-in-Residence: Lea Bertucci, Kim Brandt, Dawn Kasper, Mariana Valencia, Evan Calder Williams, and C. Spencer Yeh will premiere new commissions in 2015.

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Artists-In-Residence 2015

C Spencer Yeh: SOLO VOICE I-X

Tue, June 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Artist, composer and improvisor C. Spencer Yeh opens his ISSUE residency with a solo performance celebrating the release of his first LP devoted entirely to the voice, "Solo Voice I – X" on Primary Information. Strategies from the recorded document serve as guidelines and a starting point for a new solo improvisation.


Loren Connors & Kim Gordon perform in a first-time duo, live at ISSUE from December 3, 2014. Click through for more video, produced by Windows Have Eyes.