Join, renew or give an ISSUE Membership to enable another groundbreaking season of experimental music and performance.

As we continue nomadic programming during our Downtown Brooklyn space's renovations, ISSUE has launched a Membership drive to raise $10,000 by September 1.
As a special incentive, all new and renewing Members before September 1 receive a FREE ticket to Bill Orcutt, Circuit Des Yeux, and Loren Connors on September 14th, in addition to year-round benefits.



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Mon, September 14, 2015 - 8pm

Bill Orcutt & Circuit Des Yeux / Loren Connors

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

Master guitarist Bill Orcutt performs a first-time duo set with Circuit Des Yeux, aka Haley Fohr. Known for her brooding, raw songwriting and singular four-octave voice, Fohr recently released a collaborative 7" with Orcutt. Legendary improvising guitarist Loren Connors, now active for three decades, performs solo.

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Wed, September 16, 2015 - 8pm

M. Lamar: DESTRUCTION

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

Calling himself a "devil worshipping free black man in the blues tradition," M. Lamar crafts sprawling operatic narratives of radical racial and sexual transformation. His newest music theater piece, DESTRUCTION is a futuristic salvaging of the negro spirit in a destroyed western world in flames.

September releases from ISSUE Project Room's publishing imprint, Distributed Objects are now available for pre-order.

Releases

Distributed Objects /
SKU: DO04

Thiefth

LP & Letterpress Print
Price: $145.00
/ $25.00 MEMBERS

Originally released on CD in 2005 and out of print for a decade, Thiefth is the first of four collaborations between poet Susan Howe and musician David Grubbs. This first LP edition, a limited run of 100 copies, is accompanied by a special edition letterpress print produced by Grenfell Press.

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Distributed Objects /
SKU: DO03

Eliminated Artist

LP
Price: $20.00
/ $25.00 MEMBERS

Digital via BANDCAMP

Known for his uncompromising tape and synthesizer work, Pete Swanson has pushed the limits of electronic music since the early 2000s. Since stepping down as half of formative underground duo Yellow Swans, he has subverted the genres of noise and electronic dance music as a solo artist.

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Distributed Objects /
SKU: DO 01

Quasar ⇔ Lanterns

2xLP
Price: $30.00
/ $25.00 MEMBERS

Digital via BANDCAMP

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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Distributed Objects /
SKU: DO 02

The Hant Variance

2xLP
Price: $30.00
/ $25.00 MEMBERS

Digital via BANDCAMP

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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Mon, October 12, 2015 - 8pm

Kim Brandt

Artists-In-Residence 2015

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

Working with a large group of performers and incorporating diegetic sound elements, choreographer Kim Brandt premieres a new work as part of her 2015 ISSUE residency. A series of systems for a “body of bodies” to move within, the piece explores a process in which the group metamorphoses through the sum of it’s parts.

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Tue, October 20, 2015 - 8pm

Lea Bertucci with Bradley Eros & Anthony Saunders

Artists-In-Residence 2015

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

Lea Bertucci explores the sonic qualities of a decrepit alto sax uncovered from Bradley Eros' basement, with a live collage of 35mm slide and 16mm film projections by Eros. Anthony Saunders, of seminal harsh noise group Bastard Noise, performs with Bertucci on bass clarinet, celebrating the duo's first cassette.

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Mon, October 26, 2015 - 8pm

C. Spencer Yeh

Artists-In-Residence 2015

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

A series of new works investigate intersections of tape and live performance, and composition with improvisation. A “portrait” combines real-time performance and pre-arranged recordings as a subjective homage. Another piece is built from acoustic recordings of Columbia's electronically-defunct RCA Mark II Synthesizer.

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.





Malcolm Goldstein improvising on violin with tape, recorded live at ISSUE Project Room in October 2014 as part of a two-night festival highlighting Graham Lambkin's Kye imprint.