James Fei, Kato Hideki, Sean Meehan

Thu 15 Jun, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Frederike Helwig

Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh

Wed 07 Jun, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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."

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Chris Pitsiokos & Miya Masaoka

Fri 02 Jun, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Artists-In-Residence 2017

Antenes: New Works

Thu 25 May, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Rob Miller

Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley

Tue 16 May, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Ka Baird: Espylacopa (A Reversal in Three Acts) with Chris Penalosa, Muyassar Kurdi, Camilla Padgitt Coles, Thistle Jemison and Sandy Gordon

Thu 11 May, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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).

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Miao Jiaxin

Artists-In-Residence 2017

Evil Nigger Part IV: A Five Part Performance for Julius Eastman by Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste and LaMont Hamilton

Fri 05 May, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Artist, designer and composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste opens his ISSUE residency with a collaboration with LaMont Hamilton on Friday, May 5 and Saturday, May 6, 2017. The performance is the collaborative duo’s fourth performance around Julius Eastman’s 1979 composition, “Evil Nigger."

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Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship 2017

Quantum Natives: Grace Nexus (Brood Ma, Yearning Kru, Rosen)

Sat 15 Apr, 2017, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Sold Out! Spectral Density: An Evening of Performances Dedicated to Tony Conrad with Henry Flynt, Dan Conrad, Lary 7 and Arnold Dreyblatt

Fri 07 Apr, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Carsten Aniksdal

Deathprod / Jeremy Gara

Tue 28 Mar, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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