Dan Conrad: Keening Tony

On Friday, April 7th, 2017 ISSUE gathered a group of artists who all shared a friendship with Tony Conrad, and a deep devotion to his music and art. In honor of Tony, who passed away on April 9th, 2016, Dan Conrad performs "Keening Tony" alongside his visual work "Edge."

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Leila Bordreuil & Bill Nace

2016 Artist-In-Residence Leila Bordreuil performs an improvised duo set on amplified cello with acclaimed guitarist Bill Nace -- well known as one half of visceral avant-noise duo Body/Head.

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Cecilia Lopez

Composer, musician and installation artist Cecilia Lopez presents RED -- a work investigating interactions with unstable acoustic feedback systems. Often taking different iterations, the piece consists in building an acoustic feedback environment by setting up several wire nets and placing them in relation to the architectural features of the space.

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Mario de Vega

Known for his electronic improvisation and use of infrasound, Mario de Vega works in a variety of media, including performance, design, video, sculpture and photography -- all coinciding in an impressive collection of site-specific sonic interventions and acoustic events. De Vega performs his unique approach to spatialized sound February 16th, 2017 at ISSUE.

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Anaïs Maviel

Fearless improviser, vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist Anaïs Maviel presents a special solo set, for her debut performance at ISSUE Project Room. Maviel performs a solo vocal set, accompanying herself on the surdo (Brazilian drum) and n’goni (West African harp).

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Leila Bordreuil: Solo Performance

Artist-In-Residence Leila Bordreuil perfoms a solo amplified cello set using a multichannel set-up of different types of speakers and guitar amplifiers. An assemblage of microphones placed on various parts of the cello create unique sound distortion possibilities that transform the cello into a polyphonic instrument -- enhancing the instrument’s diversity of timbres.

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Leila Bordreuil: Memory City with Nate Wooley, Anne Guthrie, Chris McIntyre, Michael Foster and Ben Bennett

Leila Bordreuil premieres “Memory City,” a new piece for large ensemble combining elements of standard notation, structured improvisation, chance composition, and a three dimensional narrative through sound-spatialization. Sound content is based upon each player’s personal sonic memories of urban environments, creating an immersive soundscape of abstracted personal experiences.

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id m theft able

Known for his insubordinate and virtuosic improvisational approach to electroacoustic music, Id M Theft Able's performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echoes, shrieks, crashes, and creaks -- assembling all manner of media sources.

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Chris McIntyre & Lea Bertucci

ISSUE commemorates the close of 2016 with a special year-end event with two new compositions from sound artist/composer Lea Bertucci and performer, composer and curator Chris McIntyre.

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Rose Kallal

Rose Kallal presents a cinema performance using immersive, multiple 16mm film loops created using a wide range of technical processes including traditional animation techniques, video synthesis/feedback, and computer animation, along with Kallal's own electronic sound work using modular synthesis.

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