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Henning Christiansen's "Fluxorum Organum" for pipe organ, performed by James Rushford

Thu, April 23, 2015 - 8:00pm

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

James Rushford performs "Fluxorum Organum", an overlooked and mesmerizing durational work for solo organ by late Danish artist Henning Christiansen. Originally composed to accompany Joseph Beuys's 1967 action "Eurasienstab", Rushford interprets the mammoth score in its purest form, as an unaccompanied solo piece.

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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.

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

Launched in February 2015, Distributed Objects features recorded documents focused on emerging artistic practices.

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Distributed Objects Releases

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Quasar ⇔ Lanterns

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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

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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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Programs & Announcements

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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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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ISSUE is pleased to announce the launch of Distributed Objects, a new publishing imprint featuring recorded and written documents focused on emerging artistic practices. The February 17, 2015, release of double LPs by former Artists-in-Residence Sabisha Friedberg and Sergei Tcherepnin inaugurates the imprint.

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ISSUE's 22 Boerum Place theater by Seth Tisue

ISSUE's long-awaited renovation project will begin in February 2015, programming continues around the city through partnerships with a vital network of peers. For our Year-End Campaign, the Robert D. Bielecki Foundation has generously pledged a $15,000 matching grant.

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Media

We've assembled some of the year's highlights in video, including a rare appearance by legendary Ethiopian pop singer Mahmoud Ahmed to an audience of over 800, "maximalist" icon Charlemagne Palestine's first-ever organ concert in New York, new commissions by Pat Spadine's Ashcan Orchestra and Artist-In-Residence devynn emory, and excerpts from international festivals Tectonics, Ultima, and Unsound.

Video from William Basinski's June 2014 performance of "Cascade" at ISSUE, produced by The New Yorker to accompany Sasha Frere-Jone's feature on him in the November 10th issue.

Recorded in October 2013, Australian guitarist and multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi performs live at ISSUE our anniversary festival "Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain".
Recorded live in December 2013: experimental turntablist Marina Rosenfeld and electronic composer Mats Lindström. This first-ever collaboration was part of ISSUE's third-annual Swedish Energies festival.
C. Spencer Yeh performs a solo electronic set, recorded live as part of the PAN_ACT festival in June 2013. The set starts off with a minimal percussion sound, evolving into a complex glitch beat and textural washes of electronics.