In tribute and commemoration of the artistic contributions of Romanian composer, pianist, and conductor Ana-Maria Avram (1961-2017), ISSUE presents a “tombeau” program of Avram’s works performed by Either/OR, featuring Mario Diaz de Leon, Vasko Dukovski, Russell Greenberg, Margaret Lancaster, and Zach Rowden.
November 2nd ISSUE presents a program introducing composer Alireza Mashayekhi's unflinching experimentalism to NY audiences with three world premieres, for piano, violin, and prepared tape, performed by Cyrus Forough and Ramin Amir Arjomand. The incomparable Margaret Leng Tan and soprano Daisy Press also perform works.
ISSUE is pleased to present the first-ever duo performance between guitarists Loren Connors and Oren Ambarchi: an occasion intersecting their parallel championing of the instrumental abstraction of the guitar, and their independently meaningful performance histories at ISSUE. The event is free for ISSUE Members.
Friday, October 20th, ISSUE presents a public performance celebrating the work of pioneering French composer Éliane Radigue, presented as a part of The Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds Festival. The evening spans her acoustic and electronic compositions and features the world premiere of OCCAM RIVER XVI.
ISSUE Project Room and the Board of Directors invite you to join us for our annual Gala, taking place on October 18, 2017. The evening honors Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, pioneering composer Éliane Radigue, and artist R. Luke DuBois and supports the Organization's commitment to experimental performance.
Artist, designer and composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste continues his 2017 ISSUE residency, collaborating with interdisciplinary artist LaMont Hamilton at ISSUE Project Room on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The performance is the collaborative duo’s fifth performance around Julius Eastman’s 1979 composition, “Evil Nigger.”
September 30th, ISSUE presents WITH, the second night of FOR/WITH. The evening premieres Michael Pisaro's Stem-Flower-Root and features works by Annea Lockwood and Christian Wolff, as well as a roundtable panel with the mini-festival's composers and performers.
ISSUE is pleased to present FOR, the first evening of FOR/WITH, featuring new commissions with some of America’s most iconoclastic composers and performers. The evening premieres a new piece by Christian Wolff, his debut duo with Michael Pisaro, as well as works by Annea Lockwood and Ashley Fure.
For his second project as 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, DeForrest Brown Jr. presents the premiere of Elevator to Mezzanine, a new commissioned project between Brown and Berlin-based artist, musician and writer Steven Warwick taking place at Secret Project Robot.
Thursday, September 14th, ISSUE presents an evening of screenings, talks, and discussion with storied film activist Jonas Mekas and writer and BOMB Magazine contributor Charity Coleman as a part of Brooklyn Book Festival.
Butch Morris (1947-2013 ) invented a new approach called "conduction," a way of composing in real time by conducting improvising musicians. To celebrate his legacy, ISSUE and the London Review of Books present a panel moderated by Adam Shatz, featuring Greg Tate, George E. Lewis, Mary Jane Leach and Brandon Ross.