Upcoming Events

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Wed, September 16, 2015 - 8pm

M. Lamar: DESTRUCTION

First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

Calling himself a "devil worshipping free black man in the blues tradition," M. Lamar crafts sprawling operatic narratives of radical racial and sexual transformation. His newest music theater piece, DESTRUCTION is a futuristic salvaging of the negro spirit in a destroyed western world in flames.

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Fri, September 18, 2015 - 12pm
Sat, September 19, 2015 - 12pm
Sun, September 20, 2015 - 12pm

Distributed Objects @ the New York Art Book Fair

MoMA PS1: 22-25 Jackson Ave., Long Island City 11101

Join ISSUE’s publishing imprint Distributed Objects at the world’s premiere event for artists’ books & objects. Two new LP releases coincide with the fair, Pete Swanson & Yarn/Wire: "Eliminated Artist", as well as Susan Howe & David Grubbs: "Thiefth", with limited edition letterpress print.

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Mon, September 21, 2015 - 8pm

Room40: Lawrence English, John Chantler

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

One the most prolific figures in contemporary ambient music, Lawrence English undertakes study of perception, memory and sonic affect across a wide swathe of creative forms. John Chantler's sound world spans sliding arpeggios and visceral noise to pointillist interjections, near silence and infinitely variable texture.

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Tue, September 22, 2015 - 8pm

Black Spirituals

The Sump: 1563 Decatur St., Ridgewood, NY 11385 (entrance on Wyckoff Ave.)

Oakland electro-acoustic unit Black Spirituals make their NY debut. At the ecstatic intersection of rich harmonic tones and heart-thumping percussion, Black Spirituals transform performance sites with ritualistic communication, and manipulate temporal experience with their “Multi-Aesthetic Approach to Improvisation."

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Tue, September 29, 2015 - 8pm

Mark Fell, David Bird, Sam Pluta

Yarn/Wire/Currents

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

The fourth installment of Yarn/Wire/Currents celebrates the ensemble's 10th anniversary season and their recent release on ISSUE’s Distributed Objects imprint. The concert program features world premieres by David Bird, Sam Pluta, and electronics visionary Mark Fell; doors open with DJ & reception at 7pm.

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Thu, October 1, 2015 - 8pm
Fri, October 2, 2015 - 8pm

Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda

Emily Harvey Foundation: 537 Broadway #2, NYC 10012

Japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda have been collaborating extensively in recent years. They perform with self-made instruments, analogue tape machines and radios, wood pieces, nails, hammer, and daily objects, by responding to the architecture, acoustics and energy of the performance space.

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Tue, October 6, 2015 - 8pm

Lonnie Holley

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

For decades, Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to improvisational creativity. Born out of struggle, hardship, and more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, his practice has recently manifested in sound. His deeply layered, fully improvised music and lyrics morph and evolve in each event.

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Mon, October 12, 2015 - 8pm

Kim Brandt

Artists-In-Residence 2015

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Working with a large group of performers and incorporating diegetic sound elements, choreographer Kim Brandt premieres a new work as part of her 2015 ISSUE residency. A series of systems for a “body of bodies” to move within, the piece explores a process in which the group metamorphoses through the sum of it’s parts.

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Tue, October 13, 2015 - 8pm

Malcolm Goldstein

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Malcolm Goldstein has extended the sonic boundaries of improvisatory practice and the violin since the early 1960s. Tonight, he presents a 4-part solo program dedicated to Ornette Coleman, including Coleman's 1986 composition "Trinity", a modular suite of solo pieces dedicated to the performer.

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Mon, October 19, 2015 - 8pm

Andrew Lampert: The Scream House, Compositions 2015

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Andrew Lampert presents a collection of new and recent pieces from his deep back catalog of films, videos, and performances. This evening is built around a number of new instruction-based performances, combining elements of predetermined structure and improvisation.

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Tue, October 20, 2015 - 8pm

Lea Bertucci with Bradley Eros & Anthony Saunders

Artists-In-Residence 2015

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Lea Bertucci explores the sonic qualities of a decrepit alto sax uncovered from Bradley Eros' basement, with a live collage of 35mm slide and 16mm film projections by Eros. Anthony Saunders, of seminal harsh noise group Bastard Noise, performs with Bertucci on bass clarinet, celebrating the duo's first cassette.

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Mon, October 26, 2015 - 8pm

C. Spencer Yeh

Artists-In-Residence 2015

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

A series of new works investigate intersections of tape and live performance, and composition with improvisation. A “portrait” combines real-time performance and pre-arranged recordings as a subjective homage. Another piece is built from acoustic recordings of Columbia's electronically-defunct RCA Mark II Synthesizer.

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Tue, October 27, 2015 - 8pm

Experimental Music Yearbook: Madison Brookshire, Francesco Gagliardi, Paula Matthusen

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker St., NYC 10013

Artist/filmmaker Madison Brookshire presents a piece for solo guitar featuring Che Chen, and a multimedia ensemble work. Francesco Gagliardi stages a series of acoustic performances for manipulated objects, handmade and found. Paula Matthusen crosses field recordings and improv featuring recorder player Terri Hron.

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