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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ISSUE Project Room is pleased to announce our Artists in Residence for 2013: James Hoff, Ben Vida, devynn emory, Jules Rosskam, and Sabisha Friedberg.
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.
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.
The final evening of this festival includes a solo and duo performances by Philip Glass and Laurie Anderson, a performance by Tara Hugo, and the music of Ryan Sawyer and Ben Vida.
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."
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.
Tonight's performance marks a new instance of 'Archegram', the ongoing collaboration between musician James Elliott, aka Ateleia, and visual artist Sadek Bazaraa.