A free show featuring the Downtown NYC legend's take on American roots music
One of the hardest-hitting drummers around, Jonathan Kane's percussion has been heard in collaborations including the legendary Swans, Rhys Chatham, and La Monte Young. His most recent endeavor, February, summons elements from this diverse resume into a distinctive take on American roots music. ISSUE is pleased to welcome back February as part of Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain, playing in our 22 Boerum Place theater for the first time on a free show including a solo set by Jason Bartell (Fang Island) and the Dan Joseph Ensemble.
Composer Dan Joseph leads the Dan Joseph Ensemble in a performance of his 2009 sextet Tonalization (for the afterlife). The title piece of his recent CD on Mutable, Tonalization (for the afterlife) is dedicated to the memory of the late Suzanne Fiol, founder of ISSUE, where the piece premiered in 2010. The work emphasizes Joseph’s conception of “tone,” a notion he expresses through a continually varying timbral and rhythmic soundscape. The ensemble includes Tom Chiu (violin), Loren Dempster (cello), Marija Ilic (harpsichord), Amelia Lukas (flute), Danny Tunick (percussion) and Dan Joseph on hammer dulcimer.
Ten Years Alive on the Infinite Plain– a two-month festival celebrating ISSUE Project Room's 10th anniversary– revisits seminal past projects and initiates new relationships with over 60 artists working across disciplines of sound, dance, performance, and literature. Presented as a series of 24 evenings of provocative double billings, Ten Years Alive blurs the boundaries between divergent disciplines and practices and celebrating the vibrancy of the Brooklyn experimental arts community.