Upcoming Events

Fri, May 22, 2015 - 8pm

Zones of Influence

David Rosenboom: Propositional Music

the Whitney Museum: 99 Gansevoort St, NYC 10014

A landmark work for percussion, electronics, and auxiliary keyboard and glissando instruments, David Rosenboom’s "Zones of Influence" was an early breakthrough linking electroacoustic performance to interactive compositional algorithms. The piece was written expressly for William Winant, who performs here.

Sat, May 23, 2015 - 1pm

Advanced Brain-Computer Interfacing in the Arts

David Rosenboom: Propositional Music

the Whitney Museum: 99 Gansevoort St, NYC 10014

The field of Brain-Computer Interfacing has experienced leaps and bounds in technological progress, enabling the pursuit of applications in music and allied arts that could only be imagined before. David Rosenboom, Tim Mullen and Alex Khalil will demonstrate some of these developments first hand.

Sat, May 23, 2015 - 8pm

Ringing Minds & Choose Your Universe

David Rosenboom: Propositional Music

the Whitney Museum: 99 Gansevoort St, NYC 10014

In "Ringing Minds", David Rosenboom and collaborators extend musical interfacing with human nervous systems, detecting resonances among multiple brains. "Choose Your Universe" is an assemblage in time drawing from several major works, highlighting the vast range of musical types Rosenboom has traversed.

David Rosenboom's "How Much Better If Plymouth Rock..." is among the composer's most radical works; a stellar ensemble performs with animation and live, light compositions. "Continental Divide" articulates harmonic resonances emerging as an opening tritone slowly finds its path to resolution.

Tue, June 2, 2015 - 8pm

The Roast of Felix Bernstein: Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry


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

Felix Bernstein is skewered, roasted, and bloodied as he launches his debut book, Notes on Post-Conceptual Poetry, into the art and poetry world that it viciously deconstructs. Alex Fleming hosts Cecilia Corrigan, Trisha Low, Sophia le Fraga, and Adam Fitzgerald, with music by Cammisa Buerhaus.

Sat, June 13, 2015 - 8pm

Paal Nilssen-Love Large Unit

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

For the last 20 years free jazz drummer Paal Nilssen-Love has built a formidable reputation as one of the world’s most energetic and prolific musicians. His 11-piece band Large Unit is Nordic music at its most powerful, veering between sheer force and more subtle and textural passages.

Tue, June 16, 2015 - 8pm

Sabisha Friedberg: The Hant Variance

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

Sabisha Friedberg presents a live mix of the third and final movement of "The Hant Variance" as a multichannel/quadraphonic piece. This finale, the most symphonic in it construction and melancholic in its tonality, is the resolution to the first two movements, released as a 2xLP on ISSUE's Distributed Objects imprint.

Sat, June 20, 2015 - 6pm

SOLD OUT! Dead Moon, J Mascis, Borbetomagus, Das Audit

Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn 11231

Dead Moon, one of the most revered underground bands of all time, is back in their original lineup. Formidable guitarist, songwriter and all-around grunge-deity J Mascis plays solo. Borbetomagus take free-improv to the extreme in a mass of relentless noise. Improv quartet Das Audit open with heavy instrumentals.

Tue, June 23, 2015 - 8pm

C Spencer Yeh: SOLO VOICE I-X

Artists-In-Residence 2015

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

Artist, composer and improvisor C. Spencer Yeh opens his ISSUE residency with a solo performance celebrating the release of his first LP devoted entirely to the voice, "Solo Voice I – X" on Primary Information. Strategies from the recorded document serve as guidelines and a starting point for a new solo improvisation.

Sun, June 28, 2015 - 8pm

Little Black Egg Big Band (Yo La Tengo & Friends) / Oren Ambarchi

Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn 11231

Named for Georgia Hubley’s solo project Little Black Egg, this expanded big band features Hubley and Yo La Tengo compatriots Ira Kaplan and James McNew, joined by bassist Tony Maimone (Pere Ubu), jazz mainstays Susie Ibarra, Daniel Carter, Taylor Ho Bynum, and more TBA. Australian improvisor Oren Ambarchi plays solo.

Sat, August 8, 2015 - 8pm

Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe & Ariel Kalma

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

Ariel Kalma’s boundary-blurring music spans free-jazz trips to infinite modular synthesizer and sax meditations. A pioneer in the field of modularly synthesized electronic music, he finds an ideal collaborator in Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, who has gained renown for modular synth and voice improvisations as Lichens.

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