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Ann Cleare Composer Portrait at Miller Theatre

  • Miller Theatre | New York (map)

Addressing themes that range from darkness and isolation to perception and discovery, Ann Cleare has an uncanny ability to translate our innermost experiences and emotions through music. But the spatial and visual aspects of sound excite her, too, as in the multi-dimensional eyam iv (Pluto’s Farthest Moons). International Contemporary Ensemble presents some of the young Irish composer’s most striking works, including the square of yellow light that is your window, inspired by fellow Irish artist Oscar Wilde.

Dorchadas for ensemble
the square of yellow light that is your window for alto saxophone, piano, electric guitar, and percussion
New Work for voice, bassoon, viola, cello, bass, and guitar  
eyam iv for contrabass flute and ensemble

Steven Schick, conductor

Claire Chase, solo flute
Alice Teyssier, solo voice
Jacob Greenberg, piano
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Ross Karre, percussion
Katinka Kleijn, cello
Daniel Lippel, guitar
Levy Lorenzo, electronics
Michael Lormand, trombone
Campbell MacDonald, clarinet
Ryan Muncy, saxophone
Randy Zigler, bass


ICE’s 2017-18 performances and commissioning activities are made possible by the generous support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, Howard Gilman Foundation, Booth Ferris Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, 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, MAP Fund, Pew Charitable Trusts, Pacific Harmony Foundation, Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, Alice M. Ditson Fund of Columbia University, 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.

Earlier Event: February 17
ICE at Amherst College