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


Make a tex-deductible donation in any amount


Felix Kubin / Lary 7

Thu, September 25, 2014 - 8:00pm

A lovechild of the home recording era, Kubin is among electronic music's most versatile performers, with activities spanning pop, radio plays, electroacoustic music, and works for chamber orchestra. Kubin's music is saturated with enthusiasm for disharmonic pop, industrial noise, and the 20th-century avant-garde.

Legend of the Japanese underground Keiji Haino returns to Brooklyn, taking the stage in a special duo with Tony Conrad. These master improvisers of experimental music first joined forces in 2006, this is their first NY duo appearance since 2009. The dynamic and raw improvising cellist Okkyung Lee opens the evening.

Keiji Haino, prolific icon of Japanese experimentalism, returns to ISSUE with a solo percussion set. He is joined by experimental rock outfits xNOBBQx and X Wave, two high-energy groups out of Brisbane, the heart of Australia's underground.