ISSUE Radio: Eli Keszler & Ashley Paul
Recorded live in June 2013, percussionist Eli Keszler and saxophonist Ashley Paul perform a duo as part of the PAN_ACT festival. Keszler's bowed crotales and cymbals resonate within Paul's altissimo sustains and drastic pitch bends. The split tone combinations from these instruments is surprising and overwhelming, creating continuously shifting, multi-layered harmonics and intense inner ear sound.
ISSUE Radio: Tony Conrad solo
A pioneering force behind the evolution of minimalism, violinist and composer Tony Conrad's performances employ a droning, mesmerizing performance idiom of long durations, amplification, and precise pitch to explore new worlds of sound. In this recording, Conrad performs live on solo violin in celebration of ISSUE Project Room's 10th anniversary, recorded live in July 2013.
ISSUE Radio: The Ashcan Orchestra
Using a medley of instruments from children's hand bells to found objects, The Ashcan Orchestra led by composer/performer Pat Spadine perform live at an ISSUE show in November 2012. The D.I.Y. ensemble adopts ideas of grander ends from humble beginnings.