MATA Interval

MATA Interval 7.1

Fri 20 Dec, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

MATA's Interval 7.1, co-curated by composer Ray Evanoff and pianist Mabel Kwan, presents a concert of adventurous solo works by six young composers exploring the keyboardist's tactile engagement with a wide range of instruments and compositions, negotiating the quirks, challenges, and limitations of each.

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Yarn/Wire at ISSUE Project Room by Bradley Buehring

Yarn/Wire/Currents

Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri & Thomas Meadowcroft

Thu 19 Dec, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Yarn/Wire/Currents, a new collaboration of ISSUE and the acclaimed piano and percussion quartet Yarn/Wire, is initiated with the premiere of newly commissioned works for the ensemble by Berlin-based composers Marianthi Papalexandri Alexandri and Thomas Meadowcroft.

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Artists-in-Residence 2013

Jules Rosskam & Madsen Minax: GHOST TRIP

Sat 14 Dec, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Artist-In-Residence Jules Rosskam premieres a new collaboration with Madsen Minax, GHOST TRIP. A series of short videos features live musical accompaniment as both structured and improvisational responses to the visuals. Minax performs on a range of instruments, and facilitates the emergence of a makeshift chorus.

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Artists-in-Residence 2013

James Hoff

Wed 11 Dec, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

James Hoff debuts two new compositions for tuba and French horn exploring the concept of involuntary musical imagery, or earworms. Manipulated disco and pop songs are pitched, cut, and re-arranged into new works reflecting the cinematic character of the earworm phenomena in the original songs.

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Ensemble Pamplemousse: Works by Alvin Lucier & Klaus Lang

Tue 10 Dec, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Ensemble Pamplemousse open their decennary season with a program focused on works by composers Alvin Lucier and Klaus Lang, who each use fabrics of heightened minimalism to create musical tapestries that invite the listener to rediscover the acoustic mechanics taken for granted in everyday experience.

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Hanna Hartman by Anja Weber

Swedish Energies: EMS in NYC 2013

Hanna Hartman / Mats Lindström & Marina Rosenfeld / Mats Gustafsson + more

Sat 07 Dec, 2013, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

The third Swedish Energies festival closes with more of Sweden's most progressive performers. With debut collaborations by Mats Lindström & Marina Rosenfeld, and Henrik Rylander & MV Carbon, plus the hypnotic Hanna Hartman, saxaphonist Mats Gustafsson, audio-visual duo The Space in Between, & DJ Lary 7.

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Mariam Wallentin

Swedish Energies: EMS in NYC 2013

Dror Feiler / Kevin Drumm & Joachim Nordwall / Mariam Wallentin / Louise Magnusson + more

Fri 06 Dec, 2013, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

The third Swedish Energies festival opens with a night of Sweden's fiercest experimental musicians. Featuring free improv by Drof Feiler, a first-ever collaboration of Kevin Drumm & Joachim Nordwall, avant-pop by Mariam Wallentin, composer Louise Magnusson, a tape piece by Rune Linblad, and DJ Genesis P-Orridge.

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Darmstadt's 9th annual performance: Terry Riley's "In C"

Thu 05 Dec, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Now in its ninth year, Darmstadt's annual birthday concert has become a time-honored tradition. Terry Riley's 1964 masterwork is performed by new music legends including Joan La Barbara, Matana Roberts, Elliott Sharp, Joshua Rubin, Conrad Harris, Pauline Kim Harris, and members of So Percussion and Iktus percussion.

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Works by William Engelen and Aki Onda

Fri 22 Nov, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE and The Drawing Center present works by artists William Engelen and Aki Onda. Celebrated percussion ensemble Talujon perform Engelen’s recent work "Falten", a hybrid of score and sculpture. Percussionist Eli Keszler and the Ashcan Orchestra’s Pat Spadine perform Aki Onda’s "Damaged".

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"Rondeau", T. Martin with Margo Farrington, photo by Joe Perez

Tony Martin: Proximity

Thu 21 Nov, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Tony Martin’s sturdy roots in light media go back to his compositions of the 60’s, with arrays of projection equipment as his instruments. Tonight ISSUE presents three works concentrating on Martin's signature real-time interactive conditions spanning 1966–present, featuring Lea Bertucci, Tom Artin, and Steve Cohn.

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Littoral

The Power of the Collective: STUDY (& Other Poems on Art) by Yuko Otomo

Wed 20 Nov, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

In celebration of the publication of STUDY, a collection of “poems on art” written from the 1980s to the present, ISSUE hosts an evening of readings by Yuko Otomo. The author is joined by members of the Ugly Duckling Press collective, past and present, and those who partook in the making of the book.

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Kim Gordon and Jutta Koether by Andrew Russeth

Benefit for ISSUE Honoring Kim Gordon

Kim Gordon with Jutta Koether & I.U.D.

Thu 14 Nov, 2013, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE’s benefit series honoring Kim Gordon closes in a night of two collaborative performances pairing Gordon with the acclaimed artist Jutta Koether and the fierce female industrial unit I.U.D., a power duo of Lizzi Bougatsos (Gang Gang Dance) and Sadie Laska (Growing, Extreme Violence).

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