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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Takahiro Kawaguchi & Makoto Oshiro

Japanese artists Takahiro Kawaguchi and Makoto Oshiro have collaborated for years as the live performance and installation trio The Great Triangle. These unconventional artists experiment with self-made sound-making devices and everyday objects to create configurations of sound with discrete relationships to performance spaces.

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Cellist Okkyung Lee and trumpeter Amir ElSaffar perform in their first collaborative duo at ISSUE's 22 Boerum Theater.

Okkyung Lee & Amir ElSaffar

Cellist Okkyung Lee and trumpeter Amir ElSaffar perform in their first collaborative duo at ISSUE's 22 Boerum Theater.

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Artist-In-Residence Lea Bertucci performs "The Cepheid Variations I" in January 2015.

2015: The Year In Video

Following the start of construction on our Downtown Brooklyn theater in February, ISSUE took its programs on the road, presenting hundreds of artists in more than 20 venues across the city. We celebrate the close of the season with a look back at video some of our favorite performances.

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