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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Zeena Parkins & Brian Chase at First Unitarian Congregational Society

Pioneering harpist and multi-instrumentalist Zeena Parkins performs a duo set with composer and drummer Brian Chase, two performers who share a focused intensity and immediate physicality. As an ensemble, their music crafts hyper-vivid portraits-in-sound which integrate the detail and subtlety of classical composition with the energy and urgency of improvisation.

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Eartheater at Pioneer Works

ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works present a summer marathon event on July 30th featuring a rare New York appearance from Daniel Menche and performances from Container, MV Carbon, Eartheater, Greg Fox, Ben Vida, and Horse Lords live in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Horse Lords at Pioneer Works

ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works are pleased to present a summer marathon event on July 30th featuring a rare New York appearance from Daniel Menche and performances from Container, MV Carbon, Eartheater, Greg Fox, Ben Vida, and Horse Lords live in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Greg Fox at Pioneer Works

ISSUE Project Room and Pioneer Works present a summer marathon event on July 30th featuring a rare New York appearance from Daniel Menche and performances from Container, MV Carbon, Eartheater, Greg Fox, Ben Vida, and Horse Lords live in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer: Sight Unseen

Lee Ranaldo and Leah Singer have worked together since 1991 with film and music in a live setting, performing work that explores how sound and image interact, with elements of chance embraced. On June 30th, Sight Unseen used image and sound, the drone of a guitar string, the flash of a film frame set up as an open installation activated by performance.

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Lea Bertucci

For her third and final show as a 2015 Artist-in-Residence, Lea Bertucci premieres new works for voice, tape and electronics at ISSUE’s 22 Boerum Theater. Developed over the course of 2015/16, these new works embody her recent approaches to composition and recording technique. Environmental sound sources and manipulated instruments/objects form an ominous sound-world, where states of alienation, ambiguity and transcendence are examined.

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Yasunao Tone: AI Deviation

Japanese-American artist, writer, theorist, and composer Yasunao Tone premieres new work embracing artificial intelligence (AI) at ISSUE's 22 Boerum Place theater.

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Chris Abrahams

Celebrated pianist Chris Abrahams appears in a rare New York solo performance Wednesday, May 18th, 8pm at ISSUE Project Room’s 22 Boerum Place theater. Perhaps best known as the piano player with the long form trio the Necks, Abrahams has developed a formidable reputation as a solo pianist.

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Eugene Chadbourne: Music of my Youth

Storied improviser Eugene Chadbourne performs original songs and excavates a broad catalog of covers important to his musical development and buried in collected memory on April 5th at 55 Walker.

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