ISSUE Project Room Winter Schedule

Source: New York’s ISSUE Project Room.

ISSUE is pleased to announce select programs from the upcoming winter season, opening with a screening of Brooklyn-born film pioneer Ken Jacobs’ 3D film A Primer in Sky Socialism (1/13). The film is presented alongside the premiere of a score by Aki Onda, presented live with Alan Licht. Baltimore-based pedal steel guitarist Susan Alcorn also performs.

Additional programs include Artist-In-Residence Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste & LaMont Hamilton sequentially performing a 24 hour interpretive cycle of their parts of Julius Eastman opening The Kitchen’s That Which is Fundamental festival (1/19 to 1/20) .

Early in the season, ISSUE presents Sarah Davachi and Gabi Losoncy, two artists charting critical new contexts for composition & sound art (1/26), as well as an evening of site-responsive performances from Olivia Block, Drew McDowall and Lea Bertucci (2/10).

Syncretics Series, curated by Chris McIntyre, includes multiple performances: the first with Craig Taborn & Kris Davis, two of the most revered pianists in the experimental improvisation scene (2/15), the second with Eric Wubbels and Adam Tendler, performing a program of new compositions + works from David Lang, Elodie Lauten, Frances Rose White, and Tom Johnson (2/17).

Of special note, ISSUE presents a rare appearance from Argentine acousmatic composer Beatriz Ferreyra alongside Obfuscation Morphologies, a new work by Eric Frye, both working in eight-channel sound (2/24). In early March, computer music pioneer Carl Stone performs overlapping improvisations with Ned Rothenberg and Tokyo-based cross-media artist Ami Yamasaki (3/2).

2018 Artist-In-Residence Brandon Lopez premieres Fairer Than Tongue, a new work dedicated to Pedro Albizu Campos (leader of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Movement) (2/3). Stay tuned for further announcements from 2018 Artists-In-Residences Will Rawls, Julia Santoli, and James K.

Queer Trash (2018 Suzanne Fiol Curatorial Fellow) presents Brutal Measures (Lydia Lunch + Weasel Walter), Keijaun Thomas, and Straight Panic (3/10) — an evening of unhinged sound, linguistic onslaught, and remorseless rupture of the structures of power and subjugation in which everyone is implicated.