Upcoming Events

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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Ken Jacobs, Still from A Primer In Sky Socialism

Ken Jacobs & Aki Onda: “A Primer in Sky Socialism” with Alan Licht / Susan Alcorn Solo

Sat 13 Jan, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE is pleased to screen Brooklyn-born film pioneer Ken Jacobs’ 3D film A Primer in Sky Socialism, presented alongside the premiere of a film score by Aki Onda + performed live in collaboration with musician & writer Alan Licht. Baltimore-based pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn performs solo before the film.

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Artists-In-Residence 2017

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

Sat 20 Jan, 2018, 8pm,
The Kitchen

Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste completes his ISSUE residency in collaboration with LaMont Hamilton January 19th - 20th at The Kitchen. The performance features the duo sequentially performing all five of their previously staged “parts” of Julius Eastman’s 1979 composition “Evil Nigger” as a 24 hour interpretive cycle.

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Sarah Davachi by Nick Hyatt at Chapelle St Louis in Montreal / Gabi Losoncy by Mark Rietveld

Sarah Davachi / Gabi Losoncy

Fri 26 Jan, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE is pleased to present Sarah Davachi and Gabi Losoncy performing new work. Their varying practices span Davachi’s disclosure of the delicate psychoacoustics of intimate aural space to Losoncy’s unlayered, utilitarian audio experiments -- both charting critical new contexts for composition & sound art.

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Sano di Pietro, Italian, Siena, 1405–1481 Saint Anthony Abbot Tormented by Demons

Artists-In-Residence 2018

Brandon Lopez: Fairer Than Tongue (For P. A. Campos) / Duo with Gerald Cleaver

Sat 03 Feb, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Improviser, composer, and multi-instrumentalist Brandon Lopez opens his 2018 ISSUE residency with the premiere of Fairer Than Tongue, a solo piece for improviser in three movements. The evening also features a duo performance between Lopez and celebrated Detroit-born jazz drummer Gerald Cleaver.

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35mm found slide collection, Olivia Block

Olivia Block / Drew McDowall / Lea Bertucci

Sat 10 Feb, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Olivia Block, Drew McDowall, and Lea Bertucci perform site-responsive solo performances. Each artist observes an individual approach to presenting new work in ISSUE’s theater space, applying the room’s unique acoustics to inform their craft and independent performative methods.

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Kris Davis & Craig Taborn’s forthcoming live album Octopus, to be released in January 2018.

Syncretics Series: Craig Taborn & Kris Davis

Thu 15 Feb, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE presents the debut of its new Syncretics Series, featuring solo and duo performances by artists at highest level of their craft curated by Chris McIntyre. The opening event features two of the most revered and sought-after pianists in the experimental improvisation scene, Craig Taborn and Kris Davis.

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Eric Wubbels’ being-time, released in November 2017.

Syncretics Series: Eric Wubbels / Adam Tendler

Sat 17 Feb, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Our recently inaugurated Syncretics Series continues with Eric Wubbels, acclaimed composer, pianist, and co-director of the Wet Ink Ensemble, and Adam Tendler performing a repertoire of works from David Lang, Elodie Lauten, Frances Rose White, and Tom Johnson.

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Adriano Ferreira Borges

Beatriz Ferreyra / Eric Frye: Obfuscation Morphologies

Sat 24 Feb, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

February 24th, ISSUE presents Argentine acousmatic composer Beatriz Ferreyra and Obfuscation Morphologies, a new work by Eric Frye. Though they differ in generation, both composers employ kindred methods for orienting sonic surfaces with signature precision across electroacoustic and computer music.

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Carl Stone, Ned Rothenberg, Ami Yamasaki

Fri 02 Mar, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Computer music pioneer Carl Stone, composer/performer Ned Rothenberg, and Tokyo-based vocalist Ami Yamasaki perform in an evening of overlapping improvisations. While Stone & Rothenberg have performed together previously in Japan over their 35 year-long friendship, this is their debut New York performance.

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Keijaun Thomas, Distance is Not Separation, HOMOCCULT 2.0 at Centro Cultural del México Contemporaneo, México City, 2016. Photo by Antonio Zaragoza, Produced by S+S Projects and Perras de Museo

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship 2018

Queer Trash Presents: Brutal Measures, Keijaun Thomas, Straight Panic

Sat 10 Mar, 2018, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

For their first program as 2018 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, Queer Trash is delighted to present Brutal Measures (Lydia Lunch + Weasel Walter), Keijaun Thomas, and Straight Panic. Queer Trash cruises in relentless pursuit of bodily disruptions and sonic deviance against avant-normativity.

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