"...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
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. Read More
ICE pianist and Director of Recordings and Digital Outreach Jacob Greenberg describes his experience at Tanglewood, the quintessential classical music festival.
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. Read More
When one hears instruments coaxed into anonymity, one is equally attuned to the performers’ unique personalities.
Ross Karre and Jacob Greenberg explore themes that unify this program featuring a small ICE subset at Williams College. Read More
Impressions from Row G
by Arlene and Larry Dunn (@ICEfansArleneLD)
What we love most about OpenICE is, well, its openness. By design, it is open with respect to venue, genre, instrumentation, audience, community, etc. But most exciting, OpenICE is open to the unknown. Read More
"the performance becomes an emergent phenomenon, achieved through negotiation"
ICE tackles George Lewis' works in a new album of premiere performances. Read More
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. Read More