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.
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.
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.
Saturday, September 9th at Abrons Art Center Studio G05, Byron Westbrook continues his ISSUE residency with “Threshold Variations,” an immersive environment focusing on the synaesthetic play between light amplitude, sound volume, and the threshold of perception.
ISSUE's 2017 fall season opens at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights with celebrated process-musician William Basinski, Brooklyn-based artist Selwa Abd’s Bergonist project, and Houston-born digipoet YATTA each in solo performance. Join as an ISSUE Member at any level and get a free ticket.
Laurel Halo presents new work from her singularly elusive new album Dust, deeply mediated by technology, media, and memory. Thomas Brinkmann also presents the premiere U.S. live staging of renowned 2000 album Klick. Producer/composer Derek Piotr opens with a live version of his 2016 record Drono.
Tuesday, July 18, ISSUE and Harvestworks present Stephan Moore, Scott Smallwood and Suzanne Thorpe dedicating performances to the experimental legacy of Pauline Oliveros, presented as a part of World Listening Day 2017. The evening features acoustician Paul Geluso’s 3D Sound Object speaker system.
Friday, July 14th, ISSUE and Harvestworks present composer and synthesis pioneer David Rosenboom and vocalist and sound artist Viv Corringham each premiering new pieces focused on approaching acoustician Paul Geluso’s immersive 3D Sound Object.
Thursday, July 6th, New York artist Evan Caminiti and San-Francisco-based filmmaker Paul Clipson present an audiovisual collaboration drawing from Caminiti’s most recent album Toxic City Music. Iranian-born, NYC-based producer, violinist, vocalist and multi-media artist SADAF also presents new work.
ISSUE presents the collaborative debut of musician/vocalist Lesley Flanigan and cellist Mariel Roberts, together performing new work for amplified speaker instruments, cello, electronics, and voice. The evening also sees musician Lazurite (Megan Moncrief) performing abstracted rhythmic noise.
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.