ICE at Propelify Festival 2019
Oct
3
9:00 AM09:00

ICE at Propelify Festival 2019

  • Hoboken Pier A Park – Stage of Inspiration (West) (map)
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As Ensemble in Residence at Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Arts and Technology, the International Contemporary Ensemble performs the works of Lainie Fefferman and Seth Cluett. The performance builds upon past collaborations with Fefferman and Cluett, continuing in an exploration of what music teaches us about human interaction.

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Residency at Wellesley College: Sounds Within
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Residency at Wellesley College: Sounds Within

The International Contemporary Ensemble presents an interactive program featuring works by Ashley Fure, Suzanne Farrin, and Bergrun Snaebjornsdottir at Wellesley College in October. The Ensemble will work side-by-side with Wellesley students to discover Fure’s Shiver Lung and Snaebjornsdottir’s Areolae Undant. Each piece explores how immersive sound comes from both a central focus point and surround sound positions. Through participatory sound explorations and open rehearsals, students will gain first-hand experience with the program before experiencing the full, public performance.

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Soundlines at NYU Skirball
Oct
19
7:30 PM19:30

Soundlines at NYU Skirball

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International Contemporary Ensemble returns to NYU Skirball following its critically acclaimed, sold-out run of the whisper opera in 2018 with Soundlines, a program featuring two premieres by composer and MacArthur Fellow George Lewis.

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Diaz de Leon Album Release
Oct
24
8:00 PM20:00

Diaz de Leon Album Release

An evening of new music by acclaimed composer and longtime ICE collaborator Mario Diaz de Leon, featuring performances by ICEensemble musicians Rebekah Heller, Claire Chase and Joshua Rubin, and a live audiovisual set by the composer. Presented by The Kitchen, this event celebrates the release of Cycle and Reveal on Denovali Records and takes place at the Queenslab space in Ridgewood.

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Ovation Series: Fure + Farrin
Apr
30
8:00 PM20:00

Ovation Series: Fure + Farrin

Ashley Fure. Photo: Robert Gill

Ashley Fure. Photo: Robert Gill

Suzanne Farrin. Photo: Luke Redmond

Suzanne Farrin. Photo: Luke Redmond

Performers

TBD

Program

Ashley Fure: Shiver Lung 2

Suzanne Farrin: Prisoner Poems

Ashley Fure: Therefore I Was

Ashley Fure: Shiver Lung

Messiaen/ Suzanne Farrin: Louange à l’Éternité de Jésus

Suzanne Farrin: World Premiere (Title TBD)

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Performances and commissioning activities during the 2019-20 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Jerome Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music Inc., Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, Ernst von Siemens Musikstiftung, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, mediaThe foundation inc., The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council Agency. The International Contemporary Ensemble is the Ensemble in Residence of the Nokia Bell Labs Experiments in Art and Technology. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

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ICE at NYPL | Collecting Performers
Sep
7
2:30 PM14:30

ICE at NYPL | Collecting Performers

Discover why ICEensemble artists chose their instrument or why their instrument chose them. Inspired by the Collecting Composers series collaboration between NYPL and the International Contemporary Ensemble, Collecting Performers will bring the audience into the performers' practice and mind.

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Global Adapter
Sep
1
8:00 PM20:00

Global Adapter

One network, two concerts, and five ensembles from three continents: On two summer evenings at Radialsystem, the two-part project “Global Adapter” brings together five internationally pioneering ensembles for contemporary music. In July the Berlin (host) formation Adapter welcomes the ensembles Dal Niente from Chicago and Distractfold from Manchester. The International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE) and the Ensemble Offspring are bringing reinforcements from New York and Sydney for the opening of the Month of Contemporary Music in September.


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Ensemble Evolution at the Banff Centre
Jun
24
to Jul 13

Ensemble Evolution at the Banff Centre

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Featuring a faculty of performers drawn from the ranks of the International Contemporary Ensemble, along with an extraordinary group of composers, improvisers, and conversation partners, Ensemble Evolution explores the evolving range and depth of ensemble playing in the early 21st century. 

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International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Adapter, The City of Tomorrow & Nicholas DeMaison
Jun
10
8:00 PM20:00

International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Adapter, The City of Tomorrow & Nicholas DeMaison

Photo Credit: Gretchen Robinette

Photo Credit: Gretchen Robinette

The International Contemporary Ensemble, Ensemble Adapter, and The City of Tomorrow woodwind quintet present a three-part program featuring works by Ursula Mamlok, Natasha Anderson, and Felipe Lara under the direction of Nicholas DeMaison. The program includes rarely heard works by Ursula Mamlok alongside two US premieres by Anderson and Lara. Alice Teyssier and The City of Tomorrow feature as soloists. This performance is made possible in part by the generous support of the Dwight and Ursula Mamlok Foundation.


Program:
Ursula Mamlok: Concertino for wind quintet & chamber orchestra
Natasha Anderson: Cleave
Felipe Lara: Brutal Mirrors
Ursula Mamlok: Four German Songs for string orchestra, World Premiere
Ursula Mamlok: Breezes

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

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Claude Vivier's Kopernikus
May
15
to May 16

Claude Vivier's Kopernikus

  • 22 Boerum Place Brooklyn, NY, 11201 United States (map)
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Music of the Americas presents the New York premiere of composer Claude Vivier's chamber opera Kopernikus. The production, performed by Meridionalis and the International Contemporary Ensemble, features video by Sergio Policicchio.

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Morgan Krauss World Premiere at Constellation Chicago
May
12
8:30 PM20:30

Morgan Krauss World Premiere at Constellation Chicago

Throughout "the other is contained in the one," Morgan Krauss expresses what it means to her to be a survivor of sexual abuse and sexual assault. The work is a multi-movement piece, approximately 45 minutes in length, scored for an unconducted chamber ensemble of six players: flute, voice, clarinet, bassoon, saxophone, and viola.

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Perle Noire: Bookshop Talk
May
2
7:30 PM19:30

Perle Noire: Bookshop Talk

In conjunction with Perle Noire: Meditations for Joséphine, presented by Harvard University Music Department, is a talk at the Carpenter Center Bookshop on May 2. Curator Naomi Beckwith, vocalist Julia Bullock, director Peter Sellars, and composer Tyshawn Sorey will speak about Perle Noire its unique and poignant take on the iconic Josephine Baker and her brilliance, public courage, and private tragedies.

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NYU Intermedia at Abrons Arts Center
Apr
10
7:30 PM19:30

NYU Intermedia at Abrons Arts Center

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Wednesday, April 10, 7:30 PM.
Free Performance

The International Contemporary Ensemble continues its collaboration with the innovative composers of New York University, who are experts in the latest music technology. On Monday, April 8, graduate composers are featured in a program of world premieres .On Wednesday, April 10, the Ensemble presents an event featuring artists from the ICEcommons composer-discovery database. NYU Intermedia co-hosts this event.

Performances and commissioning activities during the 2018-19 concert season are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, Jerome Foundation, A.N. and Pearl G. Barnett Family Foundation, Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Paul M. Angell Family Foundation, Aaron Copland Fund for Music, Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation, Francis Goelet Charitable Lead Trusts, Amphion Foundation, The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, The Casement Fund, BMI Foundation, as well as public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, the New York State Council for the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency. Yamaha Artist Services New York is the exclusive piano provider for ICE.

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Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Mar
28
8:00 PM20:00

Tyshawn Sorey Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Tyshawn Sorey is a visionary artist who is erasing the lines of musical preconceptions. The 2017 MacArthur Fellow has a wide-ranging creative practice, embracing the roles of composer, conductor, multi-instrumentalist, scholar, and educator. This Portrait features two new works, written for ensembles with which Sorey has close ties.

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Big Ears Festival 2019
Mar
21
to Mar 24

Big Ears Festival 2019

  • Various venues, Knoxville, TN (map)
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The mission of the Big Ears Festival is to create, nurture, and support artistic expression and cultural education that transcends traditional boundaries, strengthens and builds relationships, and connects across communities through genre-defying music, film, arts programming, and interactive experiences presented in Knoxville, TN. At Big Ears 2019, ICE will perform a program featuring the work of four daring women composers: Ellen Reid, Carla Kihlstedt, Anna Thorvaldsdottir, and Ashley Fure.

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Opera Omaha's ONE Festival
Mar
20
to Apr 13

Opera Omaha's ONE Festival

Explore sound as you swing, slide and play on Playground, an interactive sound sculpture installation, curated by Ellen Reid. On selected dates and times, take part in open recess on Playground, and then watch as the resonant art sculpture comes to life for Run, a 15-minute original composition for voice and devised playground instruments, featuring ONE Festival soloist Naomi Louisa O’Connell and International Contemporary Ensemble artists

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Residency at University of Michigan
Mar
10
to Mar 14

Residency at University of Michigan

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ICE plays its fourth and final residency at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. Composers Nathan Davis and Phyllis Chen, fresh from a performance of their In Plain Air on the University of Michigan campus, team with bassoonist and ICE Co-Artistic Director Rebekah Heller and saxophonist Ryan Muncy to discuss their recent collaborations.

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Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre
Feb
21
8:00 PM20:00

Wang Lu Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

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Born in Xi’an, one of the oldest cities in China, composer and pianist Wang Lu writes music that is dramatic, lyrical, and powerful. Brought up in a musical family with strong Chinese opera and folk music traditions, her works reflect a very natural identification with those influences, through the prism of contemporary instrumental techniques and new sonic possibilities.

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