Program Announcement

Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain

Sat, August 31, 2013 to Sat, October 26, 2013

In Fall 2013, ISSUE Project Room celebrates its ten year anniversary with Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain— a two-month festival revisiting seminal past projects and initiating new relationships with over 60 emerging and established artists working across and between the disciplines of sound, dance, film, performance, and literature. Across 24 performances August 31 - October 26, the festival both reflects upon the last ten years and looks towards the future, as ISSUE prepares to occupy a newly-renovated historic theater in Downtown Brooklyn.

Since its inception in 2003 under the vision of late Founder Suzanne Fiol, ISSUE has evolved from a small East Village garage to an internationally-recognized leader for fostering experimental cross-disciplinary performance. Across 10 years of programming, music- and sound-based practices have served as the essential core of ISSUE’s programming, with explorations of language, theory, movement, and image folded into the overarching examination of innovative sonic art.



Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain is made possible, in part, by “Lead Presenter” support from Robert Bielecki and HBO; “Festival Sponsor” support from Robert Longo, Margo Somma & John Hamilton, and Sixpoint Brewery; with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council; with the support of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature; with the support of the Casement Fund, Ltd.; and with the support of ISSUE Project Room’s Members. Media Partners: Bomb, Brooklyn Rail.

Event

Sir Richard Bishop / Tashi Dorji

Sat, September 6, 2014 - 8:00pm

Best known as a member of the Sun City Girls, Sir Richard Bishop is master guitarist whose improvisations effortlessly absorb sounds of India, the Middle East, North Africa and others into a highly original body of work. A Bhutanese guitarist based in Asheville, Tashi Dorji's revelatory style is unbound by tradition.

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Charles Curtis & Tashi Wada

Fri, September 12, 2014 - 8:00pm

Acclaimed cellists Charles Curtis and and Judith Hamann perform Los Angeles-based composer Tashi Wada's Duets for cello, a NY premiere in anticipation of their forthcoming recorded release. The program also includes Curtis performing works for solo cello by Alvin Lucier, JS Bach, and Luigi Dallapiccola.

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Yoshi Wada & Tashi Wada

Sat, September 13, 2014 - 8:00pm

Esteemed composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada makes a rare NYC appearance accompanied by his son, composer Tashi Wada. Together, they present an expansive duo performance using a unique mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments including: sirens, alarm bells, audio generators, bagpipes and reed organ.