A landmark year for ISSUE

Dear Friends,

Thank you so much for your invaluable support in bringing the most innovative music and art of our time to Downtown Brooklyn.

ISSUE currently faces a serious challenge— damage to the ceiling of our historic theater has forced us to relocate all of our programming to alternate venues for the foreseeable future. Despite this hurdle, ISSUE moved forward with nearly all of our Fall programs, even in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. However, by seamlessly continuing with our presentation of these extraordinary artists, we are incurring significant unplanned expenses due to additional production and rental costs.

As we prepare to continue programming outside of our home in 2013, we are asking for your help by becoming a Member now with a tax-deductible donation of $50, $100, $250 or more towards our critical year-end campaign to raise $25,000. Reaching this goal is essential for our continued presentation of groundbreaking artists in NYC as we celebrate our tenth anniversary of cutting-edge programming.

2012 has been a landmark year for ISSUE Project Room. Since relocating to Downtown Brooklyn in January 2012, ISSUE:

-Presented pioneering artists Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Pauline Oliveros, and Cecil Taylor.

-Commissioned more than 20 new works by emerging artists.

-Presented influential international artists through festivals including Gaudeamus Muziekweek NY, Touch.30, and Voices & Echoes.

-Garnered critical acclaim, including more than ten features in the New York Times.

-More than doubled our audience.

-Raised an additional $1.9 million for our capital campaign, bringing our total funds raised to $4,062,000.

-Selected WORKac as the architects for the renovation of our theater.

To support our continued presentation of renowned programs in 2013, please consider making a tax-deductible gift in support of ISSUE and the vital artists and programs we present. Your generosity will have a lasting impact on the future of New York's thriving culture.

For More information about donations, please contact:

Matthew Walker, Development Coordinator
718-330-0313 #5


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Liturgy / Wreck and Reference / White Suns / Kyle Eyre Clyd

Sat, August 23, 2014 - 3:00pm

Pioneer Works: 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn 11231

This all-day indoor/outdoor show crosses metal, noise and experimental electronics, headlined by Liturgy— their first reunited show as a quartet— alongside Californian post-metal duo Wreck and Reference, extreme-noise group White Suns, and noise/electronic artist Kyle Eyre Clyd, alias Penny Royale.


Sir Richard Bishop / Tashi Dorji

Sat, September 6, 2014 - 8:00pm

Best known as a member of the Sun City Girls, Sir Richard Bishop is master guitarist whose improvisations effortlessly absorb sounds of India, the Middle East, North Africa and others into a highly original body of work. A Bhutanese guitarist based in Asheville, Tashi Dorji's revelatory style is unbound by tradition.


Charles Curtis & Tashi Wada

Fri, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

Acclaimed cellists Charles Curtis and and Judith Hamann perform San Francisco-based composer Tashi Wada's new Duets for cello, a NY premiere in anticipation of their forthcoming recorded release. The program also includes Curtis performing works for solo cello by Alvin Lucier, JS Bach, and Luigi Dallapiccola.