Program Announcement

Philip Glass: Music With Friends

Fri, July 13, 2012 to Sun, July 15, 2012

Legendary composer Philip Glass, both controversial and ever-present, has captured the American public perhaps more than any living composer. For his operas, symphonies, compositions for his own ensemble, and wide-ranging collaborations Glass has had an unprecedented impact upon the musical and intellectual life of his times.

For three intimate evenings, Philip Glass comes to ISSUE Project Room, New York's City's only European Chamber Music Hall. His only performance in Brooklyn this year, "Philip Glass: Music With Friends" is a rare occasion featuring Glass in duo performances with Laurie Anderson [6/15], Jon Gibson [6/14], and Stephin Merritt of the Magnetic Fields [6/13], as well as Tara Hugo [6/15], and former ISSUE Artists-in Residence Tristan Perich [6/14], Nate Wooley [6/13], and Ryan Sawyer with Ben Vida [6/15]. Under 200 seats will be sold for each performance.

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Littoral

The Mad and The Bad

Thu, September 18, 2014 - 8:00pm

David Georgi, James Hoff, Jason Napoli-Brooks, Luc Sante and Donald Nicholson-Smith read from recent translations of important historic crime novels, poetry, and political writing, as well as contemporary pulp genre experiments that celebrate all forms of deviation, criminality and antisocial sentiments.

Minor Musics Japan opens with Ché-Shizu, an improv-folk group led by Chie Mukai. Since 1981 they have recontextualized folk instruments and electronics in spontaneous actions that are lyrical, compelling, and endearingly unpolished. Mukai also plays duo with LLILW GRAY, alias of No-Neck Blues Band's Keith Connolly.

Chie Mukai leads an improvisation workshop, sharing experiences from thirty years of site-specific performance and improvisation. This workshop continues a teaching practice begun in 2001, it is free and open to 25 practitioners of sound and movement (RSVP required), and also to an audience of observers.