Friday, June 2nd, ISSUE presents two generations of artists working between the boundaries of improvisation and composition: saxophonist, composer and improviser Chris Pitsiokos and celebrated musician, composer and installation artist Miya Masaoka. The two artists present new work in solo and duo performance.
ISSUE presents Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh -- two fearless musicians capable of extreme dynamics and subtleties. Together they bring countless decades of experience at the cutting edge of speed-of-thought improvisation and deep lyrical soul, furthering their work into an "unrelenting, caterwauling hate-bomb."
ISSUE presents the collaborative debut of musician/vocalist Lesley Flanigan and cellist Mariel Roberts, together performing new work for amplified speaker instruments, cello, electronics, and voice. The evening also sees musician Lazurite (Megan Moncrief) performing abstracted rhythmic noise.
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.
Thursday, May 25th, Antenes opens her 2017 residency with new work incorporating research on the unique audio terrain of early, analog telephone pioneers and hackers. The performance features found field recordings threaded into the electro-acoustic qualities and electronic signals from her handmade switchboard synths.
Jazz leaders Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley perform in duo, returning to 22 Boerum for the first time since ISSUE’s 10 Years Alive On The Infinite Plane. Their music combines composition and improvisation, and explores the potential of modern melody and rhythm posited against abstract sound and texture.
For her ISSUE debut, vocalist Ka Baird presents Espylacopa (A Reversal In Three Acts), an interdisciplinary collaborative work with Camilla Padgitt-Coles (light design/synthesizer), Muyassar Kurdi (movement), Chris Penalosa (modular synthesis), Roshni Samlal (tabla) and Sandy Gordon (vibraphone).
Artist, designer and composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste opens his ISSUE residency with a collaboration with LaMont Hamilton on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017. The performance is the collaborative duo’s fourth performance around Julius Eastman’s 1979 composition, “Evil Nigger."
ISSUE co-presents the opening performance of Ende Tymes VII on Thursday, April 27th featuring performances from Joe Colley, Jenny Gräf, TRNSGNDR/VHS, and a duo between Denis Rollet and Francisco Meirino. The festival is well-known for balancing cutting-edge avant-garde music traditions and DIY gear manipulations.
Byron Westbrook opens his 2017 residency with an iteration of Interval/Habitat -- a technique for site-specific intervention within a social environment. The piece plays a looping sequence of light and sound “scenes” that impose a time-based narrative over all activity within the space.
For his first project as 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, DeForrest Brown Jr. organizes the US premiere of Quantum Natives’ expansive sonic universe. Established in 2013 as an online world-building platform, the international collective focuses on digital music and visual art.
Friday, April 7th, ISSUE gathers artists who all have shared with Tony Conrad a friendship and a deep devotion to music and art. In honor of Tony, Spectral Density is an evening of music with original works by Henry Flynt, Dan Conrad, and a Arnold Dreyblatt, as well as a performance of one of Tony's pieces by Lary 7.