Upcoming Events

Electronics manipulator Tim Goss, formerly of the Shadow Ring, appears with Call Back the Giants, an inter-generational duo with his daughter, Chloe Mutter. Vanessa Rossetto conjures evocative visual-soundscapes in a duo with guest TBA. Matt Krefting presents his refined, textural soundscapes in a solo performance.

An opera scene by Paul Pinto features renowned vocalist Joan La Barbara as the posthumous spirit of Thomas Paine. Gelsey Bell’s "Weight", written for Ne(x)tworks and ISSUE's theater, receives its world premiere. Miguel Frasconi’s "Sun Studies", interprets The Cantilever Rainbow, a poetic and visual text from 1965.

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Marcus Schmickler & Yarn/Wire

Friday, November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm

Piano/percussion quartet Yarn/Wire premiere a new work by German experimentalist Marcus Schmickler, a microtonal work for keyboards and mallets, juxtaposing fixed pitch with pitch continua. Schmickler also presents a new eight-channel electronics work tracing parallels between linguistics and sound.

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Artists-In-Residence 2014

Raúl De Nieves & Colin Self: The Fool

Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 8:00pm
Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 8:00pm
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 8:00pm

Artist-in-Residence Raúl De Nieves and Colin Self premiere their new multimedia chamber opera, "The Fool." A four-act work scored for chorus and string-ensemble, "The Fool" is a mystical and allegorical journey performed by a group of friends in their quest to unite themselves one with the other.

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Rashad Becker / Eli Keszler

Saturday, November 15, 2014 - 8:00pm

One of the most finely tuned ears in music, Berlin's Rashad Becker has described his music as “playing the traditional music of imaginary species.” He plays solo alongside fellow PAN artist Eli Keszler. The percussionist/composer debuts a new trio work featuring performers Tom Chiu and Leila Bordreuil.

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Madalyn Merkey / Battle Trance

Friday, November 21, 2014 - 8:00pm

Californian composer Madalyn Merkey creates a new site-specific work for ISSUE's theater, combining live synthetic sound and acoustic violin to create inner-ear occurrences. Battle Trance perform their album-length work Palace of Wind, a stunning composition for four tenor saxophonists.

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Kim Gordon & Loren Connors / Gary War

Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 8:00pm

ISSUE is pleased to welcome back the iconic Kim Gordon in a special first-time duo with legendary guitarist Loren Connors. Gary War, recently residing in New Zealand, opens the night. On sale to Members now, General Admission on sale Fri, Oct 24th.

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Matmos perform Robert Ashley's "Perfect Lives"

Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 7:00pm

A benefit for ISSUE Project Room, acclaimed electronics duo Matmos perform scenes from Robert Ashley's groundbreaking television-opera "Perfect Lives", with opening performance by Raúl de Nieves. VIP tickets include pre-concert reception with food and drinks by Rucola. General Admission concert tickets on sale now.

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Paul Clipson and Liz Harris: HYPNOSIS DISPLAY

Saturday, December 13, 2014 - 8:00pm

Liz Harris (Grouper) and Paul Clipson present the NY premiere of HYPNOSIS DISPLAY, an evening-length original live sound and 16mm film collaboration exploring impressionistic, emotional and sensory environments found within the vast natural and urban landscapes of America.

The fourth-annual Swedish Energies celebrates 50 years of Stockholm's EMS with Maria w Horn, Ellen Arkbro, Jenny Sunesson, The Sons of God, Stephen O’Malley, Kristina Matousch, Frederikke Hoffmeier, Carl Michael von Hausswolff, Daniel Rozenhall & Sten Backman, Christine Abdelnour & Joachim Nordwall, & more.

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Program Announcement

Kye Showcase

10/25/14 to 10/26/14

A 2-night spotlight on Graham Lambkin's Kye label features Call Back the Giants, Malcolm Goldstein, Matt Krefting, Vanessa Rossetto, James Rushford and Lambkin— who also presents a tape work by Henning Christiansen. Performances weave together concepts from the sonic and visual arts, as well as sounds of the everyday.

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ISSUE is pleased to announce the selection of our 2014 Artists-in-Residence: Raul De Nieves, Moriah Evans, Peter Evans, Georgia Sagri, and Gillian Walsh. ISSUE's AIR program offers artists an opportunity to develop significant new works in partnership with ISSUE over the course of the year.

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