ICE’s world premiere presentation last month of In Plain Air, our collaboration with Christ Church Philadelphia, was an amazing experience. We’d like to present composers Phyllis Chen and Nathan Davis’s own descriptions of the component pieces that made up the cycle, which were played continuously.Read More
In March, ICE and the NYPL co-hosted a free OpenICE event which revisited Leonard Bernstein's 1973 Norton Lectures at Harvard, long regarded as a pinnacle of music education.Read More
It's rare when ICE has an entire Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre preserved on DigitICE. But we have videos of all four pieces from Irish composer Ann Cleare's Portrait last month! Here they are, with Ann's informative notes on the program.Read More
Composer Anahita Abbasi writes about ...within the shifting grounds... for ICE and orchestra, which was premiered last weekend with the San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra and Christian Reif, conductor, at Davies Symphony Hall.Read More
"What does a producer do? First and foremost, a producer calls out takes in the session, and makes sure that all the material gets recorded at the highest level."
Jacob Greenberg writes about managing recording sessions this week for Suzanne Farrin's Dolce la Morte, and the creative collaboration involved in the producer's role.Read More
"...My first instinct when writing an opera...is that you want to prove yourself as a composer, you want to do everything, you have the opportunity to play with all the toys. But I found that this piece unlocked itself to me when I stopped trying to do that."
Composer Mikael Karlsson spoke with Jacob Greenberg about the evolution of his opera The Echo Drift, which ICE performs this week.Read More
In my effort to find a way to roll credits—to try to thank everyone for their incredible contributions to Pauline Oliveros and Ione’s The Nubian Word for Flowers—I found myself retracing the steps of an incredible journey.
Ross Karre, ICE co-artistic director, looks back on the strange, wonderful history of The Nubian World for Flowers.Read More
Initiating an idea in this performance can take any form, combining pitch, rhythmic, and timbral concepts; it comes from an irrepressible need to voice something in response to what we hear around us.
A summary of a week's listening at the ONE Gay and Lesbian Archives at USC in Los Angeles, with music of Pauline Oliveros.Read More
What does curating really mean? ICE has prized the values of autonomous curation from our inception, but the circumstances always change.
Wendy Richman talks about what it was like to curate a weekend of OpenICE events at the Abrons Arts Center.Read More