Coming to the ISSUE Project Room

From New York’s ISSUE Project Room:

FRI, SEPTEMBER 12 – 8:00PM
Charles Curtis & Tashi Wada
$15 / $12 MEMBERS + STUDENTS
Acclaimed cellists Charles Curtis and Judith Hamann perform Duets, a series of string duos by Los Angeles-based composer Tashi Wada. This NY Premiere celebrates the release of Wada’s Duets LP, the inaugural release from his Saltern imprint of Important Records. The program also includes Curtis performing works for solo cello by Alvin Lucier, JS Bach, and Luigi Dallapiccola.

SAT, SEPTEMBER 13 – 8:00PM
Yoshi Wada & Tashi Wada
$15 / $12 MEMBERS + STUDENTS
Highly-esteemed composer and Fluxus artist Yoshi Wada makes a long overdue, first appearance at ISSUE, accompanied by his son, composer Tashi Wada. Together, they present an expansive duo performance using a loose structure and a unique mixture of acoustic and electronic instruments that includes: sirens, alarm bells, audio generators, bagpipe and reed organ. They are joined by two New York performers, David Watson on bagpipe and Jim Pugliese on bass drum.

Coming Soon: Minor Musics Japan
FRI, SEPTEMBER 19 – 8:00PM
Ché-Shizu
Chie Mukai & LLILW GRAY
$15 / $12 MEMBERS + STUDENTS
Minor Musics Japan opens with Ché-Shizu (US debut), a revolving improvisatory ensemble founded in 1981 by Chie Mukai, who appears alongside longtime participants/collaborators Tori Kudo and Tsukasa Takahashi, with NYC’s Che Chen on bass. Mukai also appears in a special first-time duo performance with LLILW GRAY, alias of No-Neck Blues Band‘s Keith Connolly.

SAT, SEPTEMBER 20 – 8:00PM
Maher Shalal Hash Baz
à qui Avec Gabriel
$15 / $12 MEMBERS + STUDENTS
The closes with appearances by à qui avec Gabriel (US debut) and Maher Shalal Hash Baz, a project of guitarist and songwriter Tori Kudo. A fluid large ensemble of untrained musicians, Maher Shalal Hash Baz create arresting indie-pop rich in wind voices and dissonant, enchanting melodies. Accordionist and vocalist à qui avec Gabriel crosses the border between pop field and avant-garde flexibly, with stark, ethereal songforms steeped in nostalgia and the sounds of European folk music.