Thursday, June 15th, ISSUE presents a rare evening with James Fei (analog electronics) and Kato Hideki (bass, electronics) in duo performance. The evening also sees the debut trio performance between Fei, Kato and and veteran NYC percussionist Sean Meehan.
ISSUE presents Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh -- two fearless musicians capable of extreme dynamics and subtleties. Together they bring countless decades of experience at the cutting edge of speed-of-thought improvisation and deep lyrical soul, furthering their work into an "unrelenting, caterwauling hate-bomb."
Friday, June 2nd, ISSUE presents two generations of artists working between the boundaries of improvisation and composition: saxophonist, composer and improviser Chris Pitsiokos and celebrated musician, composer and installation artist Miya Masaoka. The two artists present new work in solo and duo performance.
Thursday, May 25th, Antenes opens her 2017 residency with new work incorporating research on the unique audio terrain of early, analog telephone pioneers and hackers. The performance features found field recordings threaded into the electro-acoustic qualities and electronic signals from her handmade switchboard synths.
Jazz leaders Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley perform in duo, returning to 22 Boerum for the first time since ISSUE’s 10 Years Alive On The Infinite Plane. Their music combines composition and improvisation, and explores the potential of modern melody and rhythm posited against abstract sound and texture.
For her ISSUE debut, vocalist Ka Baird presents Espylacopa (A Reversal In Three Acts), an interdisciplinary collaborative work with Camilla Padgitt-Coles (light design/synthesizer), Muyassar Kurdi (movement), Chris Penalosa (modular synthesis), Thistle Jemison (harp) and Sandy Gordon (vibraphone).
ISSUE co-presents the opening performance of Ende Tymes VII on Thursday, April 27th featuring performances from Joe Colley, Jenny Gräf, TRNSGNDR/VHS, and a duo between Denis Rollet and Francisco Meirino. The festival is well-known for balancing cutting-edge avant-garde music traditions and DIY gear manipulations.
Byron Westbrook opens his 2017 residency with an iteration of Interval/Habitat -- a technique for site-specific intervention within a social environment. The piece plays a looping sequence of light and sound “scenes” that impose a time-based narrative over all activity within the space.
For his first project as 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, DeForrest Brown Jr. organizes the US premiere of Quantum Natives’ expansive sonic universe. Established in 2013 as an online world-building platform, the international collective focuses on digital music and visual art.
Friday, April 7th, ISSUE gathers artists who all have shared with Tony Conrad a friendship and a deep devotion to music and art. In honor of Tony, Spectral Density is an evening of music with original works by Henry Flynt, Dan Conrad, and a Arnold Dreyblatt, as well as a performance of one of Tony's pieces by Lary 7.
Well known for performing with the electroacoustic improvisational unit Supersilent, Norwegian artist Helge Sten’s music as Deathprod has been highly influential in its prescient formulation of a dark sonic palette that has become widely celebrated in contemporary experimental music.