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Issue Project Room Ten Year Anniversary series continues

by Andrew Frisicano


The Issue Project Room‘s space at 22 Boerum Place, located inside an 87-year-old former Elks Club headquarters, is one of the cooler venues in the city. The intimate room, originally designed for chamber music, is especially ideal for the sort of heady soundscapes and textural improvised music often booked there.

Issue continues to celebrate its tenth birthday with a two-month-long series of worthwhile shows that runs through October 26. Catch composer/accordionist/electronic-music-pioneer Pauline Oliveros presenting large-ensemble piece Primordial Lift tonight (9/14). Coming up, acts include guitarist Elliott Sharp (Sept 26), multi-instrumentalist Oren Ambarchi (Oct 3), avant-garde saxist Ken Vandermark and trumpeter Nate Wooley (Oct 4), and Harry Pussy cofounder/out-there acoustic guitarist Bill Orcutt (Oct 5, hear a track from his forthcoming record below).

Plus: Amen Dunes teams with Tom Thayer on October 18, then the next night (10/19)  it’s William Basinski, and the night after that (10/20) has No-Neck Blues Band, plus Loren Connors & Tom Carter. And lots more. Full fest schedule is in this post.

Tickets for the whole series are available through the venue.

Recently Marc Ribot and saxophonist Matana Roberts performed at Issue, improvising together for the night’s encore. Watch that below, too.

The full schedule is listed, along with those videos, below…

Oliveros- Primordial/Lift

Bill Orcutt’s A History of Everything comes out Sept 20th on Editions Mego.


Issue Project Room – Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain
Sat, September 14, 2013 – 8:00pm
Pauline Oliveros: “Primordial Lift” / Olivia Block

Fri, September 20, 2013 – 8:00pm
Charles Curtis

Sat, September 21, 2013 – 8:00pm
Pitreleh / Tashi Wada & Charles Curtis

Wed, September 25, 2013 – 8:00pm
On Nature and Our Supplements: In poems and in pictures

Thu, September 26, 2013 – 8:00pm
Elliott Sharp / Noura Mint Seymali & Jeiche Ould Chighaly / Eli Keszler
at ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Fri, September 27, 2013 – 8:00pm
Cooper Moore / Henry Grimes + Hprizm/High Priest

Sat, September 28, 2013 – 8:00pm
Jason Lescalleet & Graham Lambkin / Seth Cluett

Sun, September 29, 2013 – 6:00pm
Jonathan Kane’s February / Dan Joseph Ensemble / Jason Bartell

Thu, October 3, 2013 – 8:00pm
Oren Ambarchi / Okkyung Lee & Michelle Boulé

Fri, October 4, 2013 – 8:00pm
Ken Vandermark & Nate Wooley / Jacques Demierre & Vincent Barras

Sat, October 5, 2013 – 8:00pm
Bill Orcutt / Jon Mueller

Thu, October 10, 2013 – 8:00pm
Yasunao Tone / Talibam!

Fri, October 11, 2013 – 8:00pm
Francesco Tristano / Byron Westbrook

Sat, October 12, 2013 – 8:00pm
Barbara Sukowa & The X-Patsys / Rhys Chatham

Fri, October 18, 2013 – 8:00pm
Tony Conrad / Amen Dunes & Tom Thayer / Lee Noble

Sat, October 19, 2013 – 8:00pm
William Basinski / Aki Onda & Raha Raissnia

Sun, October 20, 2013 – 8:00pm
No-Neck Blues Band / Loren Connors & Tom Carter / Suzanne Langille

Thu, October 24, 2013 – 8:00pm
Ann Liv Young / Jen Rosenblit & C. Spencer Yeh

Fri, October 25, 2013 – 8:00pm
Marina Rosenfeld / David Grubbs & Susan Howe

Sat, October 26, 2013 – 8:00pm
Yarn/Wire perform Tristan Perich’s “Chalk” / Ashley Paul

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