LoVid present a new performance work based on their ongoing project “Reaction Bubble,” using homemade electronics, analogue video, audio-visual synthesizers, and ceramics. Andy Lampert premieres a new video performance focused on the culture of corporate technology, ownership, registration, royalties and patents.
Revisiting 9 Evenings, and exploring digital technologies and interactive design today, this symposium at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering gathers artists, engineers, cultural producers, scientists, scholars, and creative coders who advocate for the creative exploration of networks.
Ed Bear performs a newly-commissioned interpretation of John Cage’s infamous "Variations VII.” First performed at “9 Evenings” (1966), the stochastic piece included only technologically-produced or electrically-amplified sound from a variety of sources, transmitted or picked up live in the performance space.
Due to popular and terrifying demand, Cecilia Corrigan returns to the ISSUE ballroom Oct 8th. Serving as Corrigan's yearly reminder of her eventual decay and death, the evening anticipates the premiere of Motherland, a theatre and video-based narrative exploring the American electorate's psychotic mommy issues.
Active since the 1970s, composer and multi-instrumentalist Rhys Chatham altered the DNA of rock and created a new type of urban music by fusing overtone-drenched minimalism with relentless, elemental fury. He returns to ISSUE’s 22 Boerum theater for a rare solo performance on Thursday, November 3rd.
NYC-based composer and performer Aki Onda and Yokohama-based sound practitioner Nao Nishihara began collaborating in 2015 while Nishihara was residing in New York as an Asian Cultural Council grantee. Thursday, November 10th, Nishihara returns to New York to further develop their sonic and spatial exploration.
Pioneering experimental composer Morton Subotnick premieres a new collaboration with Berlin-based video artist, Lillevan. The duo of composer and turntable artist Marina Rosenfeld and analog synth innovator Ben Vida reprise their improvisational collaboration first presented during Vida’s 2013 ISSUE residency.
In October 1966, Experiments in Art and Technology produced a series of legendary performances, 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering, at the 69th Regiment Armory in New York. The films of each performance, produced by Billy Klüver and Julie Martin, are rarely-seen archival documents reconstructing this historic event.
Co-produced by Julie Martin and Fridman Gallery, in association with ISSUE, and curated by Julie Martin, Regine Basha, and Daniel Neumann, 9 Evenings + 50 presents three generations of composers and performers. The series celebrates the 50th anniversary of 9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering.
Restless Books, BOMB Magazine, and ISSUE present Cuba's bestselling science fiction author Yoss -- its most notorious literary rocker: He’s the lead singer and harmonicist for the Havana death metal band Tenaz. The event will begin with a discussion of the Cuban literary and metal scenes, followed by a performance.
Actor, director, and writer Steve Buscemi and composer/multi-instrumentalist Elliott Sharp return to present excerpts of their collaboration "Rub Out The Word." The evening also features a new collaboration between current ISSUE Artist-in-Residence, Cecilia Corrigan and past AIR James Ilgenfritz.
Leila Bordreuil opens her 2016 Residency with the premiere of Piece for Cello and Double Bass Ensemble. A new work, the piece overly amplifies all instruments in order to make corporal micro-gestures and hushed overtones audible to the human ear.
ISSUE Project Room's Fall 2016 season opens at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights with Oren Ambarchi solo, and a duo set by Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase. Known for his deft and exploratory instrumental approaches, Ambarchi has been a central driver of extended sonic investigation.
Focusing mainly on the combination of Joe McPhee's pocket trumpet and Peter Evans' piccolo trumpet, the pair explores a universe of sound with tiny instruments; noise, melody and silence weave together in an intense yet unhurried conversation Saturday, August 13th at 8pm at ISSUE’s 22 Boerum Place theater.