Fearless improviser, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Anaïs Maviel presents a special solo set and an extended collaboration with acclaimed bassist, Michael Bisio, for her debut performance at ISSUE. Maviel first performs a solo vocal set, accompanying herself on the surdo (Brazilian drum) and n’goni.
Known for his electronic improvisation and use of infrasound, Mario de Vega works in a variety of media all coinciding in an impressive collection of site-specific sonic interventions. Opening the evening, composer and installation artist Cecilia Lopez presents RED -- a work investigating unstable feedback systems.
Saturday, February 25 ISSUE presents a durational performance between The Necks and a host of invited special guests (to be announced). Starting at 4pm, this long durational, single piece will contain overlapping sets featuring special guests, friends and colleagues of The Necks featuring six hours of continuous music
Leila Bordreuil premieres a collaborative piece developed with Austin Julian. Featuring Tamio Shiraishi & Julia Santoli, the work combines music and performance art within an operatic structure using homemade instruments / creative amplification methods. An improvised set by Bordreuil and guitarist Bill Nace opens.
Filmmaker/photographer Jem Cohen established Gravity Hill Sound + Image in 2014 as a forum for exploring film with live soundtracks. With guitarist Guy Picciotto, drummer Jim White, master lute player George Xylouris, and Cohen mixing audio from the films, the ensemble will experiment at ISSUE with new films.
Drawing its participants from the first 10 years of ISSUE Project Room’s Artists-In-Residence Program, AIR Alumni Collaborations is a performance that brings together former ISSUE resident artists in striking new combinations.
Join ISSUE, Marc Ribot, drummer Chad Taylor and legendary Albert Ayler alumnus bassist Henry Grimes in harnessing the power of improvisation and the music of Albert Ayler to renew spirits for a New Year of music, love, rage, and resistance.
Leila Bordreuil continues her ISSUE residency with an evening of spatialized music in solo and large ensemble formats. Following a solo set, Bordreuil premieres “Memory City,” a new piece for large ensemble featuring Nate Wooley, Anne Guthrie, Chris McIntyre, Michael Foster and Ben Bennett.
We commemorate the near close of the season with a special year-end event with unclassifiable sound artist Id M Theft Able, and two new compositions from sound artist/composer Lea Bertucci and performer, composer and curator Chris McIntyre.
The thunderous conclusion of a season’s worth of political hysteria, Cecilia Corrigan’s Motherland culminates with a performance of the piece's full episodic cycle on December 3rd, 2016.
ISSUE premieres Owl Movie, a cinema work by multimedia composer Lary 7 exploring arcane film equipment. Running for two nights only, the piece is his first-ever fixed media film following decades of ephemeral multimedia performances. The evening opens with a cinema performance by Rose Kallal.
ISSUE premieres Owl Movie, a cinema work by multimedia composer Lary 7 exploring arcane film equipment. Running for two nights, the piece is his first-ever fixed media film following decades of ephemeral multimedia performances. Opening the evening, the “Ensemble of Seven” reunites for one-night only.
NYC-based composer and performer Aki Onda and Yokohama-based sound practitioner Nao Nishihara began collaborating in 2015 while Nishihara was residing in New York as an Asian Cultural Council grantee. Thursday, November 10th, Nishihara returns to New York to further develop their sonic and spatial exploration.