Past Events


Nakatani Gong Orchestra

Wed, March 18, 2015 - 8:00pm

The Green Building: 452 Union Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11231

A non-traditional ensemble directed by master percussionist Tatsuya Nakatani, Nakatani Gong Orchestra create intensely visceral, non-linear improvisations. This performance brings together a locally selected collection of players, specially trained in Nakatani's unique bowed gong techniques and sign conducting.


Artists-In-Residence 2014

Georgia Sagri: Daily Bread

Sun, March 8, 2015 - 12:00pm

On view beginning March 8, Georgia Sagri’s Daily Bread is a streaming online exhibition and series of public and private performances conveying states of loss, mourning and offering. Sagri performs throughout the installation, in live readings and voice-over, with musical accompaniment by Hunter Hunt-Hendrix.


SOLD OUT! Tony Conrad at 75: a Benefit for ISSUE Project Room

Sat, March 7, 2015 - 6:30pm

Greene Naftali: 508 W. 26th St., NYC 10001

Greene Naftali hosts ISSUE Project Room's spring benefit, honoring the 75th birthday of pioneering multidisciplinary artist Tony Conrad. The night includes a dinner by Fitzcarraldo, and performances by Mr. Conrad & Jennifer Walshe, David Grubbs & Eli Keszler, MV Carbon & Dan Conrad, and The Cornichons.


Tony Conrad & Charlemagne Palestine

Thu, March 5, 2015 - 8:00pm

First Unitarian Congregational Society: 116 Pierrepont St., Brooklyn 11201

Tony Conrad and Charlemagne Palestine, masters of improvisation and drone, come together for a special duo concert at Brooklyn's First Unitarian church. Pairing Conrad on violin with Palestine on pipe organ, grand piano, and voice, the evening-length performance renews a nearly 5 decades-long association.


Artists-In-Residence 2015

Kim Brandt: Landscaping

Sat, February 21, 2015 - 12:00pm

Audio Visual Arts: 34 E. 1st St., NYC 10003

Choreographer Kim Brandt opens her 2015 residency with a new durational work premiering at Audio Visual Arts from 12-6pm. Landscaping is an inquiry of the human form as a material, revealing what happens when a method, formal system or ideology is laid upon the body.


Artists-In-Residence 2015

Dawn Kasper, Music For Matter: ENERGY INTO MATTER

Mon, February 16, 2015 - 8:00pm

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker Street, NYC 10013

Comprised of improvisationally layered archival field recordings, drums, bells, and prerecorded analog sound, performance artists Dawn Kasper’s new composition is loosely inspired by “The Music of The Spheres”, illustrating the movement of the Sun, Moon, and planets as music.


AIDS & ITS METAPHORS: An Evening of Poetry and Prose Readings

Mon, February 9, 2015 - 7:00pm

Artists Space Books & Talks: 55 Walker Street, NYC 10013

Visual AIDS and ISSUE co-present an evening of readings at Artists Space Books & Talks from impassioned writers and artists Gregg Bordowitz, Timothy DuWhite, Pamela Sneed, Lynne Tillman, and Jessica Whitbread. Readings of poetry and prose address topics related to the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

In eight performances, choreographer Moriah Evans premieres "Social Dance 1-8: index", commissioned as part of ISSUE's Artist-In-Residence program. Created especially for ISSUE's theater, the work investigates a system of patterns that propel bodies through space and affective states. All shows SOLD OUT!

Help BOMB ring in the new year with a benefit for artists and writers. Hosted by ISSUE and curated by David Grubbs, the evening features dance by Jen Rosenblit, poetry by Ariana Reines, and music by 75 Dollar Bill. Enjoy free drinks and copies of BOMB Issue 130. Donate $25 to BOMB for entry, $45 for two.

Lea Bertucci opens her ISSUE Residency with the premiere of "The Cepheid Variations I + II", a pair of new works for pre-recorded sound collage and strings. Born out of an interest in the timbral and acoustic possibilities of harmonics, the pieces combine extended techniques for cello and viola with concrete sound.