This Week at the ISSUE Project Room

From the ISSUE Project Room:

Charles Gayle
Cover of Charles Gayle

WED, MARCH 12, 2014 – 6:00PM
Representing NYC: Young People / Mantra Percussion / Charles Gayle / The Oracle DJs

An evening of innovative performance by New Yorkers ages 5 to 75 celebrates creative youth, featuring students from Bushwick’s Arts and Literacy after school program. Saxophonist Charles Gayle performs a live solo set in response to youth art and performances, Mantra Percussion present a new structured improvisation inspired by student-made field recordings, and Nuit Blanche and ESP TV facilitate live projections from collages developed by students. The Oracle Djs— AKA Sam Hillmer, founder of Representing NYC— spins world bass and regional American dance music.

FRI, MARCH 14, 2014 – 8:00PM
Alan Licht & Brian Chase
Mary Halvorson & Joe Morris
Brought together by mutual interests in free improvisation and long-form explorations of sonic density, guitarist Alan Licht and percussionist Brian Chase (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) have been playing as a duo for the last several years. Tonight they celebrate the release of their debut album, We Thought We Could Do Anything (New Images). Outstanding improvisors, bandleaders and guitarists Mary Halvorson and Joe Morris, who have collaborated since 2002, perform duo.

FRI, MARCH 21 – 8:00PM
Coppice / Anne Guthrie & Richard Kamerman

MON, MARCH 24 – 6:30PM
Benefit for 3 Operas by Robert Ashley at the 2014 Whitney Biennial

WED, MARCH 26 – 8:00PM
Chris Brown, Suzanne Thorpe, Nate Wooley trio
Alexandra Gardner

THU, MARCH 27, – 8:00PM
String Theories: Eli Keszler, Catherine Lamb, Zach Layton, & Doron Sadja