Together as ONE in Los Angeles

Together as ONE in Los Angeles

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.

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Wendy Richman on Curating

Wendy Richman on Curating

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.

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Dispatch from Tanglewood

Dispatch from Tanglewood

If one is going to be away from ICE for a short while, Tanglewood is a pretty good place to spend the weeks of the late summer.

ICE pianist and Director of Recordings and Digital Outreach Jacob Greenberg describes his experience at Tanglewood, the quintessential classical music festival.

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“An Enlarged Ratchet”

“An Enlarged Ratchet”

Chaya’s music always defies easy answers, but rewards inquiry, and needs no less than total immersion and commitment.

Jacob Greenberg explores ICE's works with composer Chaya Czernowin.

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Camila Agosto, an ICEcommons Entry, and an OpenICE Premiere

Camila Agosto, an ICEcommons Entry, and an OpenICE Premiere

I first found out about ICEcommons when I participated in an open forum hosted by ICE in late October of this year. The forum was a presentation and large group discussion about ICE’s archive metafields.org.

Composer Camila Agosto has been one of the nicest surprises to come to ICE in a long while.  When ICE chose Camila Agosto her to be represented on a November OpenICE concert at the Abrons Arts Center, we had no idea she was only twenty-one!  Camila describes her experience here.  

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On the Life of a Piece

On the Life of a Piece

At ICE, we talk a lot about pieces of music. Pieces are the building blocks of our events. They define the story that is told through our concert season. But looking deeper, a piece of music is also a hub of communication. It’s a sonic expression of a composer’s vision. It’s an act of translation on the part of the ICE musicians. And it’s an art of interpretation and discovery for our audience members. Creating new pieces and new interpretations is central to our day-to-day activity. It’s the reason that we do what we do.

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