Member Event

Dawn Kasper

Artists-In-Residence 2015

Dawn Kasper: Not There

Sat 19 Dec, 2015, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE Members are welcomed for a sneak peek at our 22 Boerum Pl. theater at this invitation-only Year-End Celebration. Artist-In-Residence Dawn Kasper premieres "Not There", a new improvisational score inspired by the Lakota myth of Iktomi that illustrates a tale of deception. Preceded by an open-bar reception.

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Evan Calder Williams, still from "Prowling Forms". Archival textile pattern from © Victoria and Albert Museum, London.

Artists-In-Residence 2015

Evan Calder Williams: Reading a Draft

Wed 16 Dec, 2015, 8pm,
Printed Matter: 231 11th Ave, NYC 10001

A talk by Evan Calder Williams develops around two fields of inquiry: the practice of weaving and the concept of the grotesque. Continuing his interest in the essay form as experimental historical montage, Williams moves between the daily and fantastic, passing amongst pixels, tombs, and factories.

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Benefit for ISSUE Project Room

Wed 09 Dec, 2015, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn 11201

ISSUE returns to our 22 Boerum Pl. theater for a unique event before the final stage of construction begins. Pioneering artist Joan Jonas performs. GABI is joined by Michael Pisaro. Charles Bernstein, Mónica de la Torre, and Elizabeth Willis read, and David Grubbs performs, in recognition of Susan Howe.

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Asplind, AlmgrenRecén, and Koch

Swedish Energies V: Nordic Edition

Asplind + AlmgrenRecén + Koch w/ Mats Lindström, Hild Sofie Tafjord, Tommi Keränen, Ragnhild May, Lukasz Szalankiewicz

Sat 05 Dec, 2015, 8pm,
Saint Vitus: 1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn 11222

ISSUE’s Swedish Energies Festival returns to NY for the 5th-annual edition. Presented in collaboration with EMS and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, the series brings together a wide-ranging international lineup of visionary electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art.

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Jana Winderen

Swedish Energies V: Nordic Edition

John Duncan, Jana Winderen, SØS Gunver Ryberg, Saturn and the Sun, Åke Hodell

Fri 04 Dec, 2015, 8pm,
Saint Vitus: 1120 Manhattan Ave, Brooklyn 11222

ISSUE’s Swedish Energies Festival returns to NY for the 5th-annual edition. Presented in collaboration with EMS and the Consulate General of Sweden in New York, the series brings together a wide-ranging international lineup of visionary electronic and improvisational musicians spanning genres of sound and visual art.

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Susan Howe and David Grubbs at ISSUE by Bradley Buehring, 2013.

CANCELLED Susan Howe and David Grubbs: Performance Retrospective

Tue 01 Dec, 2015, 8pm,
MoMA: 11 West 53rd Street, New York, NY 10019

ISSUE Project Room presents a two-evening retrospective of collaborative performance works by poet Susan Howe and musician David Grubbs, in partnership with the Museum of Modern Art. Since 2003 the pair has created four full-length works. Three pieces are presented as well as a moderated discussion with the artists.

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Áine O'Dwyer by Prema Goet

Áine O'Dwyer: Pipe Organ

Fri 20 Nov, 2015, 8pm,
First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

UK-based Áine O’Dwyer's performances cross boundaries of composition, improvisation, chance, psycho-geography. Primarily a harpist, for this concert she grapples with the "king of instruments", applying her sense of melodic, structured improvisation to the pipe organ.

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C. Spencer Yeh, still from "2002", digital video, 2015.

Artists-In-Residence 2015

C. Spencer Yeh: Video On Demand

Thu 19 Nov, 2015, 8pm,
Anthology Film Archives: 32 2nd Ave, NYC 10003

C. Spencer Yeh presents two new moving image works showcasing his unique perspective as an artist, organizer, and audience member. A travelogue captured via smartphone in Egypt explores surveillance, chance composition, tourism, and politics. Shot over the year 2002, a "concert film" documents approximately 40 bands.

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Anne-James Chaton by Andy Moor.

International Festival of Text-Sound Poetry

Anne-James Chaton, Stine Motland, Ian Hatcher

Tue 10 Nov, 2015, 8pm,
Wendy’s Subway: 722 Metropolitan Ave., 2nd Fl., Brooklyn 11211

Spanning plastic, poetry and post-rock, French artist and poet Anne-James Chaton performs. Both instrumental and physical, Stine Janvin Motland pushes the limits of the natural acoustics of the voice. Poet and programmer Ian Hatcher explores cognition in the context of digital systems.

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Antje Vowinckel

International Festival of Text-Sound Poetry

Antje Vowinckel, Marc Matter, Swantje Lichtenstein

Mon 09 Nov, 2015, 8pm,
Wendy’s Subway: 722 Metropolitan Ave., 2nd Fl., Brooklyn 11211

Sound and radio artist Antje Vowinckel performs with voice and vinyl. Marc Matter mutates voical sounds via turntablist techniques. Swantje Lichtenstein's conceptual poetry and sound improvisations utilize electroacoustic elements.

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Edwin Torres

International Festival of Text-Sound Poetry

LECTURE & LISTENING SESSION: Steve McCaffery, Edwin Torres, Marc Matter & Swantje Liechtenstein

Sun 08 Nov, 2015, 3pm,
Wendy’s Subway: 722 Metropolitan Ave., 2nd Fl., Brooklyn 11211

Steve McCaffery, of the legendary Four Horsemen, plays, performs and discusses various 20th century sound texts. Torres explores sound as a landing point for a territorial poetry to begin. Matter and Liechtenstein focus on pre-conceptual poetry in relation to historical text-sound-works, poésie sonore and Hörspiel.

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Charles Bernstein, "Waveform Veil."

International Festival of Text-Sound Poetry

LECTURE & LISTENING SESSION: Charles Bernstein, Erin Morrill

Sat 07 Nov, 2015, 5pm,
Goethe-Institut: 30 Irving Pl., NYC 10003

Charles Bernstein speaks on the history of PennSound, the web's largest archive of digital poetry recordings, with some close listening included. Through the consideration of Baroness Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven, a talk by Erin Morrill explores the de-automatization of listening practices via a Dadaist mindset.

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