Peter Brötzmann & Heather Leigh Duo

ISSUE presents Peter Brötzmann and Heather Leigh -- two fearless musicians capable of extreme dynamics and subtleties. Together they bring countless decades of experience at the cutting edge of speed-of-thought improvisation and deep lyrical soul, furthering their work into an "unrelenting, caterwauling hate-bomb."

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Ka Baird: Espylacopa (A Reversal in Three Acts)

For her ISSUE debut, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Ka Baird presents Espylacopa (A Reversal In Three Acts), an interdisciplinary collaborative work that incorporates organic and processed sounds, human voice, projected and ambient lighting with performance art, sculpture and movement.

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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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