ICE's week-long residency at the Stone includes 12 unique concerts programmed and performed by ICE's all-star line-up of soloists. Join us for an explosion of new music at John Zorn's Lower East Side epicenter of experimental sound in New York.
March 4th - March 9th
Divide Its White Laughter into Two is a five-movement cycle for bassoon and baritone saxophone that requires stamina and patience while provoking a disturbed intuition from the performers and listeners. The apparent and not-so-apparent tensions in the piece are ever-present, desiring reconciliation through a purging that can only be attempted in live performance.
Praised for her “flair” and “deftly illuminated” performances by the New York Times, Bassoonist Rebekah Heller is a uniquely dynamic chamber, orchestral and solo musician. Equally comfortable playing established classical works and the newest of new music, Rebekah is a fiercely passionate advocate for the bassoon.
Ryan Muncy is a performer, curator, educator, and arts entrepreneur dedicated to contemporary music. He is the executive director of Ensemble Dal Niente as well as a founding member of Anubis Quartet, a modular saxophone ensemble committed to reshaping the saxophone quartet genre, and has given world premieres of over 100 new works for saxophone.
Morgan Krauss is a composer currently living in Chicago. She received her Bachelor of Music in Composition at Columbia College Chicago and is now continuing her studies in Music Composition as a Doctoral student at Northwestern University. Recent accomplishments include: 1st prize at the 2013 Orkest de ereprijs YCM competition, entrant of the Young Composers Workshop Curitiba, Brazil, performances at GaudeamusMuziekweek, Darmstadt, Festival of the Lakes, and Colorfield Festivals.
Project Leads: Rebekah Heller, Ryan Muncy, Morgan Krauss