2016 has been a momentous year for ISSUE Project Room. After the first phase of renovations on our theater, completed in early 2016, ISSUE was able to program back in our historic 22 Boerum location and presented more than 60 events featuring over 150 artists. We commemorate the near close of the season with a special year-end event with unclassifiable sound artist Id M Theft Able, and two new compositions from sound artist/composer Lea Bertucci and performer, composer and curator Chris McIntyre. Entrance is $5 with RSVP and free with an open bar for ISSUE Members.
Known for his insubordinate and virtuosic improvisational approach to electroacoustic music, Id M Theft Able's performances consist of stream-of-consciousness vocal technique, performative manipulations and gestures with collected objects, as well as the use of an amplified wire and wood sculpture that amasses echoes, shrieks, crashes, and creaks -- assembling all manner of media sources. His works fit into an expansive visual universe and release history collected in mangdisc, an audiovisual label that serves as a vehicle for distribution (including a “found” series) that releases modest quantities of individualized works presented in whatever medium is available at the time. Recent releases have included A ♥ named Spooky (released as a cassette and OKcupid profile), Paying $10/hour to dig a hole in Monroe, and Jewel case for a Pussycat Dolls CD, sans disc, sits patiently in the dirt. Id M Theft Able makes his celebratory ISSUE debut with a primarily improvised performance revealing his unique process.
Id M Theft Able performs within and without the realms of noise, avant-improvisation, sound poetry, performance, etc. using voice, found objects, electronics, and whatever else is available. He has given hundreds of performances across four continents in various settings. http://kraag.org/