Artists-In-Residence 2017

Kabir Carter: Feelings Are Rooms II

Thu 14 Dec, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

The second presentation of Feelings Are Rooms features a continued investigation of the unique architectural acoustics of ISSUE's theater space. Kabir Carter draws upon his recent research on spatial acoustics in anechoic rooms and underwater acoustics to produce a temporary sound installation.

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Artists-In-Residence 2017

Antenes: Artifacts

Sat 09 Dec, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Antenes’ ISSUE residency culminates in the presentation of a time-based “audio museum” reflecting her visits to the NOKIA Bell Labs Archives -- a research process that has run parallel to her practice of appropriating antique or otherwise obsolete objects in ways that reference and extend their original functionality.

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Artists-In-Residence 2017

Byron Westbrook: Interval/Forum

Sat 02 Dec, 2017, 8pm,
Irondale Arts Center

December 2nd, Byron Westbrook premieres Interval/Forum. The work completes a series of conceptual environments that collaborate with audience perception and participation, making use of the theatrical setting of Irondale Arts Center to focus the perception of audience presence as a dynamic performance element.

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Bryan Eubanks: Object V / Sarah Hennies: Contralto

Thu 30 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Thursday, November 30th, ISSUE is pleased to premiere Berlin-based composer Bryan Eubanks’ “Object V” and composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies’ “Contralto,” two new works employing unique compositional strategies.

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Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship 2017

TCF & Inigo Wilkins: Xenopoietic Deviations

Fri 17 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

For his third and final project as 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, DeForrest Brown Jr. presents Xenopoietic Deviations, a radical new lecture-as-performance, composed in segments by theorist Inigo Wilkins and Berlin-based digital artist and producer Lars “TCF” Holdhus.

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Loren Connors & Oren Ambarchi Duo

Wed 15 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE is pleased to present the first-ever duo performance between guitarists Loren Connors and Oren Ambarchi: an occasion intersecting their parallel championing of the instrumental abstraction of the guitar, and their independently meaningful performance histories at ISSUE. The event is free for ISSUE Members.

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Alvin Lucier performing Sferics (1981), Middletown, Connecticut, late 1980s, courtesy Alvin Lucier and Tilton Gallery, New York.

Sold Out! Works by Alvin Lucier + Record/Book Release: Alvin Lucier, Joan La Barbara, Ever Present Orchestra

Wed 08 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE presents the first of two days observing the work of revolutionist composer Alvin Lucier. The Ever Present Orchestra stages two recent Lucier works: Braid and Hanover. Joan La Barbara gives the American premiere of Double Rainbow. Lucier himself performs Bird and Person Dyning.

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Sounds from the Avant-Garde: Alireza Mashayekhi, John Cage, Henry Cowell and Others By Cyrus Forough / Ramin Amir Arjomand / Margaret Leng Tan / Daisy Press

Thu 02 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

November 2nd ISSUE presents a program introducing composer Alireza Mashayekhi's unflinching experimentalism to NY audiences with three world premieres, for piano, violin, and prepared tape, performed by Cyrus Forough and Ramin Amir Arjomand. The incomparable Margaret Leng Tan and soprano Daisy Press also perform works.

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Either/OR: Tombeau for Ana-Maria Avram

Fri 27 Oct, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

In tribute and commemoration of the artistic contributions of Romanian composer, pianist, and conductor Ana-Maria Avram (1961-2017), ISSUE presents a “tombeau” program of Avram’s works performed by Either/OR, featuring Mario Diaz de Leon, Vasko Dukovski, Russell Greenberg, Margaret Lancaster, and Zach Rowden.

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Sophie Couronne

SOLD OUT! Works by Éliane Radigue: Carol Robinson & Rhodri Davies / Laetitia Sonami

Fri 20 Oct, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Friday, October 20th, ISSUE presents a public performance celebrating the work of pioneering French composer Éliane Radigue, presented as a part of The Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds Festival. The evening spans her acoustic and electronic compositions and features the world premiere of OCCAM RIVER XVI.

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