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ISSUE Project Room

Brooklyn, NY

ISSUE Project Room is a pioneering nonprofit performance center, presenting projects by more than 200 interdisciplinary artists each year that expand the boundaries of artistic practice and stimulate critical dialogue in the broader community. ISSUE serves as a leading cultural incubator, facilitating the commission and premiere of more than 25 innovative new works each year.


Bill Orcutt & Circuit Des Yeux / Loren Connors

September 14, 2015 8:00 PM

Master guitarist Bill Orcutt performs a first-time duo set with Circuit Des Yeux, aka Haley Fohr. Known for her brooding, raw songwriting and singular four-octave voice, Fohr recently released a collaborative 7" with Orcutt. Legendary improvising guitarist Loren Connors, now active for three decades, performs solo.
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September 16, 2015 8:00 PM

Calling himself a "devil worshipping free black man in the blues tradition," M. Lamar crafts sprawling operatic narratives of radical racial and sexual transformation. His newest music theater piece, DESTRUCTION is a futuristic salvaging of the negro spirit in a destroyed western world in flames.
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Room40: Lawrence English, John Chantler

September 21, 2015 8:00 PM

One the most prolific figures in contemporary ambient music, Lawrence English undertakes studies of perception, memory and sonic affect across a wide swathe of creative forms. John Chantler's sound world spans sliding arpeggios and visceral noise to pointillist interjections, near silence, and infinitely variable texture.
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Black Spirituals

September 22, 2015 8:00 PM

Oakland electro-acoustic unit Black Spirituals make their NY debut. At the ecstatic intersection of rich harmonic tones and heart-thumping percussion, Black Spirituals transform performance sites with ritualistic communication, and manipulate temporal experience with their "Multi-Aesthetic Approach to Improvisation."
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Yarn/Wire/Currents: Mark Fell, David Bird, Sam Pluta

September 29, 2015 7:00 PM

The fourth installment of Yarn/Wire/Currents celebrates the ensemble's 10th anniversary season and their recent release with Pete Swanson on ISSUE's Distributed Objects imprint. Doors open with DJ & public reception at 7pm, the concert program features world premieres by David Bird, Sam Pluta, and electronics visionary Mark Fell.
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Akio Suzuki & Aki Onda

October 01, 2015 8:00 PM - October 02, 2015 8:00 PM

Japanese sound artists Akio Suzuki and Aki Onda,who have been collaborating extensively in recent years, perform with self-made instruments, analogue tape machines and radios, wood pieces, nails, hammer, and daily objects, by responding to the architecture, acoustics and energy of the performance space.
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Lonnie Holley

October 06, 2015 8:00 PM

For decades, Lonnie Holley has devoted his life to improvisational creativity. Born out of struggle, hardship, and more importantly, out of furious curiosity and biological necessity, his practice has recently manifested in sound. His deeply layered, fully improvised music and lyrics morph and evolve in each event.
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Kim Brandt

October 12, 2015 8:00 PM

Working with a large group of performers and incorporating diegetic sound elements, choreographer Kim Brandt premieres a new work as part of her 2015 ISSUE residency. A series of systems for a "body of bodies" to move within, the piece explores a process in which the group metamorphoses through the sum of it's parts.
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Malcolm Goldstein

October 13, 2015 8:00 PM

Esteemed composer and violinist Malcolm Goldstein presents a four-part solo program dedicated to the late Ornette Coleman. Goldstein performs Trinity, Coleman's 1986 work composed for him, as well as two improvisatory pieces, and his own My feet is tired, but my soul is rested (1985), showcasing the performer in a rare embrace of powerful melody, influenced by American blues.
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Andrew Lampert: The Scream House, Compositions 2015

October 19, 2015 8:00 PM

Andrew Lampert presents a collection of new and recent pieces from his deep back catalog of films, videos, and performances. This evening is built around a number of new instruction-based performances, combining elements of predetermined structure and improvisation.
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Lea Bertucci with Bradley Eros & Anthony Saunders

October 20, 2015 8:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence Lea Bertucci explores the sonic qualities of a decrepit alto sax uncovered from Bradley Eros' basement, with a live collage of 35mm slide and 16mm film projections by Eros. Anthony Saunders, of seminal harsh noise group Bastard Noise, performs with Bertucci on bass clarinet, celebrating the duo's first cassette.
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C. Spencer Yeh

October 26, 2015 8:00 PM

Artist-In-Residence C. Spencer Yeh presents a series of new works investigate intersections of tape and live performance, and composition with improvisation. A "portrait" combines real-time performance and pre-arranged recordings as a subjective homage. Another piece is built from acoustic recordings of Columbia's electronically-defunct RCA Mark II Synthesizer.
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Experimental Music Yearbook: Madison Brookshire, Francesco Gagliardi, Paula Matthusen

October 27, 2015 8:00 PM

Artist/filmmaker Madison Brookshire presents a piece for solo guitar featuring Che Chen, and a multimedia ensemble work. Francesco Gagliardi stages a series of acoustic performances for manipulated objects, handmade and found. Paula Matthusen crosses field recordings and improv featuring recorder player Terri Hron.
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ISSUE Project Room
Eve Essex

1000 Dean St. #208
Brooklyn, NY 11238




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