Peter Evans at ISSUE Project Room by Bradley Buehring, 2014.

Artists-In-Residence 2014

Peter Evans

Sat 20 Dec, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Peter Evans closes his 2014 residency with a solo trumpet performance. Improvisation is used as a method of pressurizing and slowly refining materials from concert to concert; a process of using the known as a catapult to the unknown that is a central focus of Evans' residency and work in general.

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This Land is...

Fri 19 Dec, 2014, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

An emergency public meeting hosted by sound adventurer Matana Roberts features the voices of concerned NYC artists on the grand jury verdict of Eric Garner. This is an opportunity for open dialogue in the arts community around problems of policing in urban space.

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Paul Clipson, 2014.

SOLD OUT! Paul Clipson and Liz Harris: HYPNOSIS DISPLAY

Sat 13 Dec, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Liz Harris (Grouper) and Paul Clipson present the NY premiere of HYPNOSIS DISPLAY, an evening-length original live sound and 16mm film collaboration exploring impressionistic, emotional and sensory environments found within the vast natural and urban landscapes of America.

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Artists-In-Residence 2014

Raúl De Nieves: Heel Yourself

Fri 12 Dec, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Raúl De Nieves closes his 2014 ISSUE Residency with "Heel Yourself", an immersive 20-channel audio installation built from the sounds of ABBA's 1979 classic "Voulez Vous", mixed live from vinyl simultaneously by 20 turntables. The night includes live performances by Sadaf H. Nava and Whitney Vangrin.

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Raúl De Nieves, Eleven Blooms, mixed media on shoe. Photo courtesy of LOYAL Gallery and Artist.

Artists-In-Residence 2014

Raúl De Nieves: DE FEET N JOY

Wed 10 Dec, 2014, 12pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Raúl De Nieves presents DE FEET N JOY a pop-up “shoe store” and sculptural installation transforming the lobby of our 22 Boerum Place theater, on weekdays Dec 10-19. Derived from, and often worn in the artist’s performances, the objects present new ideas on the practicality of sculpture and installation.

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Matmos photographed by Jamie Marsh

SOLD OUT! Matmos perform Robert Ashley's "Perfect Lives"

Tue 09 Dec, 2014, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

A benefit for ISSUE, acclaimed electronics duo Matmos perform scenes from Robert Ashley's groundbreaking television-opera "Perfect Lives", with opening performance by HARIBO. They present the first and final acts, “The Park”, featuring string ensemble, and “The Backyard”, both accompanied by new video work.

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Stephen O'Malley by Wouter De Bolle, 2013

Swedish Energies 2014: EMS at 50

Ellen Arkbro / The Sons of God / Kristina Matousch / Stephen O'Malley / Maria w Horn

Sat 06 Dec, 2014, 6pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Swedish Energies closes at ISSUE with raw synthesis & video by Maria w Horn, Stephen O’Malley, doom-metal legend of Sunn O)))) fame, solo, Kristina Matousch exploring themes of digestion and eroticism, Leif Elggren & Kent Tankred as The Sons of God, and Ellen Arkbro, who draws on minimalism and just intonation.

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CM von Hausswolff by Franz Pomassl

Swedish Energies 2014: EMS at 50

CM von Hausswolff / Frederikke Hoffmeier / Christine Abdelnour & Joachim Nordwall + more

Fri 05 Dec, 2014, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Swedish Energies returns to ISSUE with a massive bill including sound artist Jenny Sunesson, saxophonist Christine Abdelnour duo with Joachim Nordwall (The Skull Defekts), Daniel Rozenhall collaboration with designer Sten Backman, Frederikke Hoffmeier (aka Puce Mary), and the notorious Carl Michael von Hausswolff.

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Swedish Energies 2014: EMS at 50

Akóz Rózmann: "12 Stations / Tolv Stationer"

Thu 04 Dec, 2014, 6pm,
Experimental Intermedia: 224 Centre St, NYC

Originally commissioned as a 5-minute piece, over 20 years, "12 Stations" evolved into a challenging 6 1/2 hour epic; a deep, spiritual journey that is considered a central work of Rózmann’s oeuvre. Thematically the work draws on the Tibetan Wheel of Life, and reflects Rózmann's deep interest in Tibetan Buddhism.

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Kim Gordon at ISSUE Project Room by Bradley Buehring, 2013.

SOLD OUT! Kim Gordon & Loren Connors / Gary War

Wed 03 Dec, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

All tickets are SOLD OUT! ISSUE is pleased to welcome back rock icon Kim Gordon performing in a special first-time duo with the legendary Brooklyn-based guitarist Loren Connors. Electro-rocker Gary War, recently residing in New Zealand, opens the night.

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Madalyn Merkey / Battle Trance

Fri 21 Nov, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Composer Madalyn Merkey creates a new site-specific work for ISSUE's theater, combining live synthetic sound and acoustic violin to create inner-ear occurrences. Battle Trance perform their album-length work Palace of Wind, a stunning composition for four tenor saxophonists. ISSUE Member party precedes the show at 7pm.

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Rashad Becker at ISSUE Project Room by Bradley Buehring, 2013

Rashad Becker / Eli Keszler

Sat 15 Nov, 2014, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

One of the most finely tuned ears in music, Berlin's Rashad Becker uses real-time synthesis and sampling techniques, setting intricate sonic worlds into motion. Percussionist/composer and fellow PAN artist Eli Keszler debuts a new trio work featuring Tom Chiu, violin, and Leila Bordreuil, cello.

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