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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
Saturday, September 9th at Abrons Art Center Studio G05, Byron Westbrook continues his ISSUE residency with “Threshold Variations,” an immersive environment focusing on the synaesthetic play between light amplitude, sound volume, and the threshold of perception.
ISSUE's 2017 fall season opens at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights with celebrated process-musician William Basinski, Brooklyn-based artist Selwa Abd’s Bergonist project, and Houston-born digipoet YATTA each in solo performance. Join as an ISSUE Member at any level and get a free ticket.
Laurel Halo presents new work from her singularly elusive new album Dust, deeply mediated by technology, media, and memory. Thomas Brinkmann also presents the premiere U.S. live staging of renowned 2000 album Klick. Producer/composer Derek Piotr opens with a live version of his 2016 record Drono.
Tuesday, July 18, ISSUE and Harvestworks present Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood and Suzanne Thorpe dedicating performances to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros, presented as a part of World Listening Day 2017. The evening features acoustician Paul Geluso’s 3D Sound Object speaker system.
Friday, July 14th, ISSUE and Harvestworks present composer and synthesis pioneer David Rosenboom and vocalist and sound artist Viv Corringham each premiering new pieces focused on approaching acoustician Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object.
Thursday, July 6th, New York artist Evan Caminiti and San-Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson present an audiovisual collaboration drawing from Caminiti’s most recent album Toxic City Music. Iranian-born, NYC-based producer, violinist, vocalist and multi-media artist SADAF also presents new work.