2018 has been a banner year for ICE recordings, and especially for Tundra, the ensemble’s in-house record label. There are now nine titles in the label’s catalog, four of which came out this year, with many more on the way. As Tundra’s director, I’d like to offer a few thoughts about the label’s present and future.Read More
Suzanne Farrin’s dolce la morte is out today on Tundra Records! Composed for ICE and featuring countertenor Eric Jurenas, the performance is conducted by David Fulmer and follows an acclaimed run at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Suzanne speaks about the piece and its historyRead More
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