ISSUE Project Room Fall Events

English: William Basinski live. Polski: Willia...

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

ISSUE is pleased to announce upcoming fall performances, opening with celebrated composer and process-musician William Basinski, Montreal-based composer, musician and producer Kara-Lis Coverdale and Houston-born digipoet and musician YATTA (9/7).

Additional programs include our yearly partnership with the Brooklyn Book Festival, which includes two Bookend events: Butch Morris & Radical Black Composition (9/12), a panel and performance presented in collaboration with the London Review of Books, as well as a reading, talk, and screening with legendary film activist Jonas Mekas and writer Charity Coleman (9/14).

Later in September, ISSUE presents the premiere of “Elevator to Mezzanine” by artist Steven Warwick at Secret Project Robot (9/23) (curated by 2017 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow DeForrest Brown Jr) and FOR/WITH (9/29 & 9/30), two evenings of new commissions with some of America’s most iconoclastic composers organized by Nate Wooley. The mini-series includes premieres and performances of work by Christian Wolff, Annea Lockwood, Michael Pisaro and Ashley Fure.

The season sees new commissions from 2017 Artists-In-Residence. Byron Westbrook presents “Threshold Variations” at Abrons Art Center (9/9). In October, AIR Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste also presents Part V (10/8) of his collaboration with LaMont Hamilton around Julius Eastman’s 1979 composition, “Evil N*****.”

ISSUE also presents an evening celebrating the work of pioneering French composer Éliane Radigue (10/20), presented as a part of The Austrian Cultural Forum’s Moving Sounds Festival. The evening spans her acoustic and electronic compositions and features the world premiere of OCCAM RIVER XVI.