The Imprint of the City

Fri, May 9, 2014 - 7:30pm

Van Alen Institute’s Spring 2014 Events launch at ISSUE with a fast-paced medley of music, poetry, personal reflections, conversations, and performances by designers, artists, musicians, writers, social scientists, and others exploring the meaning of well-being, and the effects of the city on our minds and bodies.

Events   |  Unsound Festival NY 2014

SOLD OUT! Ben Vida “Damaged Particulates (undersong edition)”

Sun, April 6, 2014 - 2:15pm
Sun, April 6, 2014 - 3:30pm
Sun, April 6, 2014 - 4:45pm
Experimental Intermedia: 224 Centre St, NYC

“Damaged Particulates (undersong edition)” is a new exploration of sub bass created by one the most prolific sound artists and electronic musicians in New York today, Ben Vida. Low frequencies will be transmitted directly to your body through seat-backs equipped with SubPac, a high-fidelity tactile audio system.

Events   |  Artists-in-Residence 2013

Ben Vida: Duets with Marina Rosenfeld

Thu, February 13, 2014 - 8:00pm

An evening of improvised duets featuring Marina Rosenfeld closes electronic composer Ben Vida’s 2013 residency. A leading voice in the increasing hybridization between the domains of visual art and music, Rosenfeld performs on turntables. Vida plays a digital/analog hybrid synth.

Events   |  Artists-in-Residence 2013

Ben Vida: Damaged Particulates

Thu, October 17, 2013 - 8:00pm
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Ben Vida performs the East Coast Premiere of Damages Particulates, an eleven movement solo composition for fixed and live electronics presented in four channel expanded stereo. The program also includes his recent work "Extraction", accompanied by a micro-lecture on the theme of "Extraction" by curator Anthony Elms.

Events   |  PAN_ACT

Ben Vida / Helm / Jefre Cantu-Ledesma & Paul Clipson

Sat, June 22, 2013 - 8:00pm
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Resident Advisor teams up with ISSUE and Goethe-Institut to present an evening with 2013 ISSUE Artist-In-Residence Ben Vida, London-based sound artist Helm, and composer / Root Strata label founder Jefre Cantu-Ledesma in a performance with his longtime collaborator, filmmaker Paul Clipson.


Nate Wooley: "Seven Storey Mountain"

Thu, June 6, 2013 - 8:00pm
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE presents Nate Wooley’s Seven Storey Mountain IV, a 7 part song cycle for ecstatic instruments and tape. Bringing together all sections of the work for the first time, the concert features an all-star cast of Chris Corsano, Ryan Sawyer, C. Spencer Yeh, Matt Moran, Chris Dingman, and TILT Brass sextet.

Events   |  Artists-in-Residence 2013

Ben Vida

Thu, March 28, 2013 - 8:00pm
ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

For the opening performance of his residency, electronic composer Ben Vida premieres a new solo composition for digital and analog synthesis, followed by a talk with artist Michael Bell-Smith, and a new work for trio with Tyondai Braxton of Battles and Sara Magenheimer.

Program Announcements

Artists-in-Residence 2013


ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce our Artists in Residence for 2013: James Hoff, Ben Vida, devynn emory, Jules Rosskam, and Sabisha Friedberg.


Art Lottery & Benefit Party: w. Prince Rama, Ben Vida, Joseph Keckler

Wed, February 20, 2013 - 7:00pm
Three-Legged Dog: 80 Greenwich Street (at Rector Street), NYC

A benefit Art Lottery & party for ISSUE features 75 artworks in all media-- each Art Lottery-ticket holder takes home the artwork of their choice, with order of selection determined in a lottery MC'd by Joseph Keckler. Prince Rama and Ben Vida perform, plus DJ's Marie Karlberg & Jamie Krasner.

Program Announcements

Philip Glass: Music With Friends

7/13/12 to 7/15/12

For three intimate evenings, Philip Glass comes to ISSUE Project Room-- a rare occasion featuring Glass in duo performances with Laurie Anderson, Jon Gibson, and Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields, as well former ISSUE Artists-in Residence Tristan Perich, Nate Wooley, and Ryan Sawyer with Ben Vida.

Events   |  Emerging Artists Commissions 2011

Ben Vida

Thu, March 17, 2011 - 8:00pm

Composer, improviser, and multi-instrumentalist Ben Vida premieres Piece for Difference Tones (interrupted) & (computer controlled) Analog Sound Objects. The work emphasizes the intersections between analog and digital sound synthesis systems, which produce what Vida calls “non-representational sound objects."

Program Announcements

Emerging Artists Commissions 2011


ISSUE’s Emerging Artists Commission program focuses on transdisciplinary practices with an attention to contemporary political, aesthetic, social and technological concerns. 2011 recipients include Alex Chechile, Natacha Diels, Laura Vitale, Doron Sadja, Enda Bates, Ben Vida, Michelle Nagai, and Backbreakerneckbrace.

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