Upcoming Events

William Basinski at 10 Years Alive On The Infinite Plain by Bradley Beuhring

William Basinski / Kara-Lis Coverdale / YATTA

Thu 07 Sep, 2017, 8pm,
First Unitarian Congregational Society

ISSUE's 2017 fall season opens at the First Unitarian Congregational Society in Brooklyn Heights with celebrated process-musician William Basinski, Montreal-based composer Kara-Lis Coverdale, and Houston-born digipoet YATTA, each in solo performance. Join as an ISSUE Member at any level and get a free ticket.

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Artists-In-Residence

Byron Westbrook: Threshold Variations

Sat 09 Sep, 2017, 7pm,
Abrons Art Center Studio G05

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.

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Luciano Rossetti

Butch Morris & Radical Black Composition

Tue 12 Sep, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Butch Morris (1947-2013 ) invented a new approach called "conduction," a way of composing in real time by conducting improvising musicians. To celebrate his legacy, ISSUE and the London Review of Books present a panel moderated by Adam Shatz, featuring Greg Tate, George E. Lewis, Mary Jane Leach and Brandon Ross.

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Still from Jonas Mekas’ Reminiszenzen aus Deutschland

This Civilized World: Jonas Mekas & Charity Coleman

Thu 14 Sep, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Thursday, September 14th, ISSUE presents an evening of screenings, talks, and discussion with storied film activist Jonas Mekas and writer and BOMB Magazine contributor Charity Coleman as a part of Brooklyn Book Festival.

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Ilya Lipkin

Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship

Steven Warwick: Elevator To Mezzanine

Sat 23 Sep, 2017, 8pm,
Secret Project Robot

For his second project as 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, DeForrest Brown Jr. presents the premiere of Elevator to Mezzanine, a new commissioned project between Brown and Berlin-based artist, musician and writer Steven Warwick taking place at Secret Project Robot.

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Evil Nigger Part IV at ISSUE Project Room in May, 2017, Photo by Cameron Kelly

Artists-In-Residence

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

Sun 08 Oct, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Artist, designer and composer Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste continues his 2017 ISSUE residency, collaborating with interdisciplinary artist LaMont Hamilton at ISSUE Project Room on Sunday, October 8, 2017. The performance is the collaborative duo’s fifth performance around Julius Eastman’s 1979 composition, “Evil Nigger.”

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ISSUE Project Room 2017 Gala

Wed 18 Oct, 2017, 7pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE Project Room and the Board of Directors invite you to join us for our annual Gala, taking place on October 18, 2017. The evening honors Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams, pioneering composer Éliane Radigue, and artist R. Luke DuBois and supports the Organization's commitment to experimental performance.

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Sophie Couronne

Works by Éliane Radigue: Carol Robinson & Rhodri Davies / Laetitia Sonami

Fri 20 Oct, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Friday, October 20th, ISSUE presents a public performance celebrating the work of pioneering French composer Éliane Radigue, presented as a part of The Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds Festival. The evening spans her acoustic and electronic compositions and features the world premiere of OCCAM RIVER XVI.

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Either/OR: Tombeau for Ana-Maria Avram

Fri 27 Oct, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Sounds from the Avant-Garde: Alireza Mashayekhi, John Cage, Henry Cowell and Others By Cyrus Forough / Ramin Amir Arjomand / Margaret Leng Tan / Daisy Press

Thu 02 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

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.

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Alvin Lucier performing Sferics (1981), Middletown, Connecticut, late 1980s, courtesy Alvin Lucier and Tilton Gallery, New York.

Works by Alvin Lucier + Record/Book Release: Alvin Lucier, Joan La Barbara, Ever Present Orchestra

Wed 08 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

ISSUE presents the first of two days observing the work of revolutionist composer Alvin Lucier. The Ever Present Orchestra stages two recent Lucier works: Braid and Hanover. Joan La Barbara gives the American premiere of Double Rainbow. Lucier himself performs Bird and Person Dyning.

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Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellowship

TCF & Inigo Wilkins: Xenopoietic Deviations

Fri 17 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

For his third and final project as 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow, DeForrest Brown Jr. presents Xenopoietic Deviations, a radical new lecture-as-performance, composed in segments by theorist Inigo Wilkins and Berlin-based digital artist and producer Lars “TCF” Holdhus.

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Bryan Eubanks: Object V / Sarah Hennies: Contralto

Thu 30 Nov, 2017, 8pm,
22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Thursday, November 30th, ISSUE is pleased to premiere Berlin-based composer Bryan Eubanks’ “Object V” and composer and percussionist Sarah Hennies’ “Contralto,” two new works employing singular compositional strategies.

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