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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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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After 9 Evenings: John Cage’s "Variations VII” Realized by Ed Bear

Ed Bear performs a newly-commissioned interpretation of John Cage’s infamous "Variations VII.” First performed at “9 Evenings” (1966), the stochastic piece included only technologically-produced or electrically-amplified sound from a variety of sources, transmitted or picked up live in the performance space.

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After 9 Evenings: LoVid

Drawing inspiration from the study of proxemics, LoVid presents "Interplayce" -- a work concerned with the distances between people depending on the relationships and contexts in which they interact and examining the relationship between the body and architectural instruments.

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After 9 Evenings: Thomas Dexter

Thomas Dexter’s performance work, best understood as a type of “live-filmmaking,” begins with the poetics of cinema as a vector for exploring physical translations and discursive negotiations between image and sound, signal and noise, and more broadly, representational systems.

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After 9 Evenings: Morton Subotnick & Lillevan

Pioneering experimental composer Morton Subotnick premieres a new collaboration with Berlin-based video artist, Lillevan. Their light and sound duet combines analog recordings, electronic patches, and live performance on a hybrid Buchla 200e/Ableton “instrument” with live video animation.

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