The String Orchestra of Brooklyn performs the World Premiere of four new works by young composers at the forefront of composition and improvisation: Eli Keszler, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, and Doron Sadja. Now in its third edition, this year's "String Theories" is presented in collaboration with Roulette.
Onda, Raissnia and Doron Sadja perform with paintings, film/slide projectors, tape recorders, tube amps... Projecting 16mm film and slides onto the black surface of oil paints, Raissnia creates a deepened sense of immersion in an alien landscape, while Onda's soundscapes challenge the boundaries of the picture plane.
Doron Sadja premieres Breath, Heart, Skin— a new work for solo electronics utilizing ISSUE’s multichannel sound system. Delicate, slow, and synthetic, the work combines pristine electronics with lush romantic synthesizers, extreme frequencies, and computer-enhanced cello, clarinet, and percussion.
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.